The Roaring 20's

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The Roaring 20's

The Roaring 20's

Babe Ruth was the most famous baseball player of his time. Ruth was the symbol of America and American Baseball. He helped the New York Yankees win many World Series (1922,1923,1927,1928, and 1932). When it was revealed that some Chigaco White Sox players were bribed in the 1919 world series, when they lost to Cincinnati, everyone thought that this was the end of baseball. In the 1920 season, Ruth had 54 home runs, driving in 137. He was the reason that baseball was not ruined because of the 1919 world series. In 1927, Ruth hit 60 homeruns, driving in 164 runs, which gave him the record for the most homeruns in a season. Babe Ruth is arguably the best baseball player there ever was.

Charles Lindbergh is most remembered for his historic flight on March 20-21,1927 when he flew The Spirt Of St. Louis continuously from New York to Paris. During his flight he flew an amazing 3,610 miles in 33 hours and 30 minutes. This was the first single person crossing of the Atlantic Ocean. Lindbergh acomplished this feat with a single seat and single engine plane. After the flight, he became a world figure for his accomplishment. He recieved many honors and rewards, but his most prominent awards were the Congressional Medal Of Honor and a promotion to colonel. He was one of the most famous aviotors of his time.

Charlie Chaplin

Charles Lindbergh

Babe Ruth

The Best Of Times

The Harlem Renaissance was a time when African Americans prospered in art, liturature and music. During the great migration, thousands of African Americans went to Harlem which is a town in New York. They went to find new jobs and to avoid discrimination and racisism in the south. Many famous African Americans lived in Harlem, such as Louis Armstrong and Duke Ellington who played at The Cotton Club. Those famous musicians helped bring Jazz to Harlem. The Harlem Renaissance was a very inportant time peroid.

The radio or "wireless" helped Americans be better informed than ever before. It helped spread the popularity of sports, new items, and much more. The first radio station was the KDKA. For the first time ever, on November 2, 1920, the whole nation could hear on the radio that Warren G. Harding was their next president. Soon, there were over 500 radio stations across the U.S. in 1922. In 1926, the Radio Corporation of America created America's first radio network which was named the National Broadcasting Company. Now, everyone could listen to baseball games and boxing matches even if they were far awya from the stadium. The radio helped unite the U.S because now everyone could listen to many different things no matter wher they lived.

Charlie Chaplin was a very famous comedian and actor. Chaplin made many famous silent films including The Gold Rush (1925), The Circus (1928), City Lights (1931), and Modern Times (1936). Many people called Chaplin's character 'the little tramp'. He made numerous comedy films as well as "talkies". One of his "talkies" was the Great Dictator (1940). Chaplin revoulutionized the way that movie makers made films. Chaplin was very famous in Britain and in the U.S. He was one of best movie makers of his time.

Harlem Renaissance

Radio or "Wireless"

By: Paul P.


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