The Roaring 20s

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The Roaring 20s

The flapper stereotype is one of short bobbed or shingled hair, straight loose knee-length dresses with a dropped waistline, silk or rayon stockings with garters, heavy makeup, long beaded necklaces, and smoking.

During the early 1900s there was a movement called the Prohibition Act which banned the manufacturing, and selling of alcohol. Even though the sale of alcohol was illegal, alcoholic drinks were still widely available at "speakeasies" and other underground drinking establishments.


Henry Ford contributed to bring America out of the 19th century and into the 20th with the Model T. Ford mobilized America, and in the progression “pitched in” indirectly to the growth of cities, the rise of suburbs, and the advent of motor vacations. Ford made it available for the average farmer and worker to buy a car, which gave them a sense of freedom.

Our nation's first radio stations started broadcasting in 1920, KDKA in Pittsburgh and WWJ in Detroit. By 1925, there were 30 million people listening and were 700 radio stations across the country by 1927. The largest broadcasts were the three presidential elections and the return of Charles Lindbergh.

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The Roaring 20s

Motions Pictures

The first movie theatres were called Nickelodeons, and were very basic compared the luxurious picture palaces that followed but what an aura of excitement, of laughter, fun and tears surrounded them!

Consumer Goods/Credit

the introduction of credit funded a huge increase in consumer spending. As the economy grew, easy credit created stock market and property bubbles that had destructive effects when they eventually ended.

Fads! Sometimes entertaining, sometimes senselese swept the nation in the 1920s. Kissing Contests, Crossword Puzzles, Marathon Dancing, Goldfish Swallowing, and flagpole sitting are some activities apart of this!

Age Of Heroes

in the 1920s sports have become legendary to fans around the world. They like to call it "The Golden Age" of sports.They say Babe Ruth "owned" 1920s sports. Although he was a hard drinker, he did have a hard swing which he would put together one of the most impressive baseball careers of all time.

The Harlem Renaissance was a time in the 1920s when African-Americans in Harlem began to achieve a greater financial standing and thus were able to spend more time on creative pursuits like music, art, architecture and literature.

Harlem Renaissance

Fads and Folly



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