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The 1920s decade project


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My project for history about the 1920s. Enjoy learning stuff.

My project for history about the 1920s. Enjoy learning stuff.

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  • 1. “ The Roaring 20s” by Ryan Vallejo
  • 2. Table of Contents
    • Slide 1: Title
    • Slides 3-4: The Stock Market Crash
    • Slides 5-6: Prohibition
    • Slides 6-7: Formation of NFL
    • Slides 9-10: 1923 World Series
    • Slides 11-12: Radio Entertainment
    • Slides 13-14: Music in the 20s
    • Slides 15-16: Albert Einstein
    • Slide 17: Advertisement from 20s
    • Slide 18-19: The Automobile
    • Slide 20: Bibliography
  • 3. The Stock Market Crash
    • Today, October 29 th , 1929, the stock market has seen the worst crash in history.
    • The stock market has not seen the best days lately, but today is the worst
    • More than 43 points were lost today
    • This alone has wiped out the entire gains of the whole year
    • Investors lost more than $10 billion
    • This crash did not just affect stockholders, but people everywhere
    • Factories closed and banks failed
    • Men and women lost their jobs or their salaries suffered
  • 4.
    • This did not come as a surprise as the stock market hasn’t been good lately
    • On October 21, 1929, it was not hard to see the end was near
    • Stock prices began to slide, and people tried to unload their holdings.
    • Bankers tried to stop the disaster by pumping in cash and buying lots of stocks.
    • The stock market hesitated, but no light could be seen
    • The following Monday saw more selling than previously had
    • Homelessness and hunger now strikes the land
    • People cannot afford to pay for their own homes or even provide for their own family
  • 5. Prohibition
    • Prohibition is a movement of banning alcohol that is sweeping the nation
    • The push for Prohibition began in the nineteenth century
    • Many reasons for the ban, such as the relation to criminal behavior and increase in violence
    • Scientific research has demonstrated that alcohol is a narcotic poison, bad to the human organism
    • The Eighteenth Amendment passed, which makes alcohol illegal
    • The Volstead Act (passed on October 28, 1919) clarified the law
    • The Volstead Act stated that "beer, wine, or other intoxicating malt or vinous liquors" meant any beverage that was more than 0.5% alcohol by volume.
    • Organized crime accompanied with violence received a major boost after it passed
  • 6.
    • “ Bootleggers” are making a fortune smuggling
    • alcohol into the United States and selling it
    • Speakeasies, a place where one can drink with
    • others publicly, are rising in popularity
    • Since Prohibition went into effect a full year after
    • the 18th Amendment's ratification, many people bought cases of alcohol and stored them
    • A doctor’s prescription made it legal for a person to drink alcohol
    • 26 states have already passed “dry laws”
    • During this period, newly hired Prohibition agents were responsible for raiding speakeasies, finding stills, and arresting gangsters
    • Many of these agents are getting bribed because of their low pay
    • Critics continued to believe that the amendment represented an intrusion to one’s personal relations
  • 7. NFL Formed
    • NFL Formed in June 1922 in Canton, Ohio
    • Evolved from the “American Professional Football Association”
    • The APFA lasted only two seasons when it was reorganized
    • Only two teams started in the NFL, the Decatur Staleys and the Chicago Cardinals
    • The National Football League was the idea of legendary American-Indian Olympic athlete Jim Thorpe
    • Leo Lyons wanted to create a sport to rival the Major League Baseball
    • Things don’t go according to plans due to Spanish Flu quarantines
    • First eleven teams included cities from Chicago, New York, and Detroit
  • 8.
    • Small town teams face financial problems
    • The Steam Roller's played the Cardinals in the first night game on November 6 1928 with new flood lights installed.
    • Jim Thorpe later became president of the league
    • Many rule changes were made because of this new sport
    • Such changes were scoring methods
    • Field goal reduced to 3 points while touchdown raised to 6 points
    • The AFL is a competitor to the NFL
    • AFL doesn’t have as many teams as NFL
  • 9. 1923 MLB World Series
    • 7 game championship between NY Yankees and NY Giants
    • NY Giants are 2-time defending champions up until now
    • Yankees lost previous 2 World Series to Giants
    • Yankees more popular of the 2 teams
    • Important players for NY Yankees include: Babe Ruth, Aaron Ward, and Wally Pipp
    • Important players for NY Giants include: Frankie Frisch and Jack Bentley
    • Home field advantage is now starting to affect the outcome of games
    • Yankees and Giants used to share their field, until new Yankees stadium arose
  • 10.
    • Yankees have best record going into the championship
    • Yankee stadium consistently bringing more fans than Giants stadium
    • Yankees victories include: Games 2, 4, 5, 6
    • Giants victories include: Games 1, 3
    • Popular broadcaster Rice did play-by-play reporting until handing the microphone over to McNamee in the 4 th inning of game 3
    • Many criticized McNamee for his lack of experience,
    • McNamee helped popularize the sport in years to
    • come
    • Babe Ruth named best player, hitting three home
    • runs, a triple, a double and two singles while
    • batting .368.
  • 11. Radio entertainment in the 1920s
    • Great new invention that makes communication easier across the nation
    • Radios used radio waves to connect to the air
    • More and more filling American homes
    • Radios broadcasted many events through the airwaves
    • Gave people a “new generation” feel
    • Popular broadcast stations include
    • KDKM, WBDH, and WHRO
    • FM and AM radio stations are
    • popular among all listeners
    • Some radios didn’t have an audio
    • output so listeners used headphones
  • 12.
    • The 20s were an important time for the formation of the radio
    • The first Rose Bowl cast broadcasted via radio on January 1 st , 1923
    • Sports and many other events were broadcasted on the radio
    • Comedy shows, music, and news were are popular on the radio
    • Radio stations started including 24/7 broadcasting
    • Almost all events were broadcasted live
    • In 1922, 30 radio stations were in operation in the United States, and 100,000 consumer radios were sold.
    • Radio was an important milestone to new media
  • 13. Music in the 1920s
    • Jazz was growing exponentially in the 1920s [called “Jazz Age”]
    • Louis Armstrong help popularize Jazz
    • Jazz made up most of the music in the 20s
    • Jazz influenced others to make their own music
    • Famous for playing the trumpet and singing
    • Americans bought phonograph records that they wound up to play
    • Phonograph records help revolutionize
    • music
    • Broadway musicals and performances
    • were something that was both popular
    • and affordable
  • 14.
    • American people pay up to $3.50 for a seat in a Broadway musical
    • Theatre has been popular in New York, but Broadway revolutionized it
    • Many performers dedicated their lives to performing
    • This influenced others to dedicate their own lives to music
    • Songwriting and singers become more mainstream to the public
    • Blues was also a popular way for people to express themselves
    • Blues was performed to express one’s troubles
    • Almost all music was used to express one’s self
  • 15. Albert Einstein
    • Born March 14, 1879 in the Kingdom of Württemberg, Germany
    • Was a “non-observant” Jew that attended a Catholic school
    • His first inspiration was a compass
    • At age 17, he graduated and renounced his citizenship in the German Kingdom of Wurttemberg to avoid military service
    • Excelled in Science and Physics
    • In order to make his living, he gave private lessons in mathematics and physics
    • Won a Nobel Prize in or 1920 – 21
    • His Theory of Relativity won him the Nobel Prize
  • 16.
    • The theory of Relativity included the equation E = mc^2
    • E = mc^2 meant that energy always exhibits mass in whatever form the energy takes
    • Came up with the Bose-Einstein Condensate in 1924 which stated that there are only 3 phases of matter
    • Solids, liquids, and gases included those states of matter
    • He invented early stages of the refrigerator in 1926
    • Einstein was visiting the U.S. in 1933, and when
    • Hitler came to power, he did not go back to Germany
    • Became an American citizen in 1940 and
    • continued his studies there
    • Died in Princeton , New Jersey due to internal bleeding
  • 17. Advertisement 1920s
  • 18. The Automobile
    • The Automobile’s popularity soared in the 20’s due to it’s affordability
    • Americans could make payments every week on the car
    • The Ford Model T car was designed by Childe Harold Wills and two Hungarian immigrants, Joseph A. Galamb and Eugene Farkas
    • The first automobile mass-produced on assembly lines
    • Made by Henry Ford, The Ford Company
    • Had interchangeable parts
    • Targeted to the middle-class families
    • Had many different model types
  • 19.
    • Made it possible for families to travel to different parts of the city or country
    • Traveling was much easier
    • Eventually most American families owned a car
    • Almost everyone benefited from automobiles
    • This revolutionized America in means of transportation
    • Distances that took 30 minutes to walk to were easily reached by cars
    • It gave Americans prosperity in the early 1920s
    • The automobile helped shape the future of America
  • 20. Bibliography
    • prohibition