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Wednesday, May 12, 2010

The Roaring 1920's

Henry Ford's Model T Car

Speakeasies
Charleston Dance
The 1920's was a time period where everything had changed in America from economically, politically, and socially. The 1920's was also known as the Jazz Age. Jazz is what people listened , danced, and sang too. Most popular dance was called he Charleston. The time period was also known as the Roaring 1920's because of the changes in technology, new discoveries, and new inventions.
Prohibition in the 1920's also provided well-known gangsters to open up illegal bars called speakeasies. One of the most known speak easies was the Al Capone. During the time period Ku Klux Klan was growing and the nation nation was at its highest crime rates at the time.
Cars was a new invention in the 20's. Mass production of cars started by Henry Ford had manufactured over 15 million cars and sold as much as that by 1927. Fashion in the 1920's had turned to a new generation. Women no more wore stuffy clothes. They wore cloths at there comfort (flapper style) and wanted to look youthful. Many inventions were made during the Roaring 1920's. The birth of the commercial radio was the t.v. in the 1920's. The radio would give people news, provide entertainment, and new ideas.
Americas worst nightmare had occurred when on October 24th, 1929 the stock market had crashed, leading the nation into the Great Depression.

1 comments:

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