The Roaring Twenties

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The Roaring Twenties

The National Prohibition Act, known informally as the Volstead Act, was enacted to carry out the intent of the Eighteenth Amendment, which established prohibition in the United States

The Roaring Twenties

The Jazz Age

There were many effects of the ban on alcohol. People created disrespect for the law, eroded respect for religion, and harmed people financially and emotionally

A poem by Langston Hughes is "Hold fast to dreamsFor if dreams dieLife is a broken-winged birdThat cannot fly.Hold fast to dreamsFor when dreams goLife is a barren fieldFrozen with snow." This explains that even if life gets hard, like it was with race back then, you can still follow your dreams

Unknown to some, jazz is America’s one true original art form. Its creation comes from the combination of Western European classical music traditions and African culture

The Harlem Renaissance

Some famous artists of the Harlem Renaissance are: Louis Armstrong, Eubie Blake, Fats Waller and Billie Holiday, Langston Hughes, and Zora Neale Hurston

The Jazz Age

The result was organized crime, which didn’t differentiate between petty crimes like transporting liquor and real crimes like violence, murder, and theft.

The Prohibition Era

The Twenty-first Amendment to the United States Constitution repealed the Eighteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution, which had mandated nationwide Prohibition on alcohol

The Harlem Renaissance was the cultural movement that spanned through the 1920's to the 1930's


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