Fitzgerald & The 1920's

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Fitzgerald & The 1920's

  1. 1. F. Scott Fitzgerald & The 1920’s
  2. 2. The Life of F. Scott Fitzgerald <ul><li>Born: Sept 24, 1896 </li></ul><ul><li>Named after ancestor (Francis Scott Key) </li></ul><ul><li>1913 - enrolled in Princeton University (didn’t graduate) </li></ul><ul><li>1917 – enlisted in army </li></ul>
  3. 3. The Life of F. Scott Fitzgerald (cont.) <ul><li>Fell in love with Zelda Sayre </li></ul><ul><li>She agreed to marry him once he was a success </li></ul><ul><li>1920 – his book This Side of Paradise is published </li></ul><ul><li>The book is successful; Zelda agrees to marry him </li></ul><ul><li>Daughter – Frances </li></ul>
  4. 4. The Life of F. Scott Fitzgerald (cont.) <ul><li>1925 – The Great Gatsby </li></ul><ul><li>Parties and alcoholism </li></ul><ul><li>Zelda’s breakdown and death </li></ul><ul><li>Died: 1940 (heart attack) </li></ul>
  5. 5. The Roaring Twenties <ul><li>Prohibition </li></ul><ul><li>Speakeasies </li></ul><ul><li>Bootlegging </li></ul><ul><li>Organized Crime </li></ul><ul><li>Jazz Age </li></ul><ul><li>Dancing </li></ul><ul><li>Flappers </li></ul><ul><li>Women’s rights </li></ul>
  6. 6. Prohibition <ul><li>The Eighteenth Amendment (1919) to the Constitution forbade the manufacture, sale, import, or export of intoxicating liquors. </li></ul><ul><li>The Twenty-first Amendment (1933) repealed the Eighteenth Amendment. </li></ul>ALCOHOL
  7. 7. 1920 <ul><li>More people in the city than in the country </li></ul><ul><li># of radios in homes – 2,000 </li></ul><ul><li>First radio broadcast aired </li></ul><ul><li>Harlem Renaissance begins </li></ul><ul><li>League of Nations established </li></ul><ul><li>19 th Amendment – women granted the right to vote in the US </li></ul>
  8. 8. 1921 <ul><li>Warren G. Harding is inaugurated as President of the United States of America </li></ul><ul><li>Knee length skirts become fashionable </li></ul><ul><li>The first Miss America pageant </li></ul><ul><li>First drive-in food place </li></ul>
  9. 9. 1922 <ul><li>Flapper dress makes its debut </li></ul><ul><li>Speakeasies in NYC = 5,000 </li></ul><ul><li>First radio commercial broadcast </li></ul>
  10. 10. 1923 <ul><li>Hollywood sign goes up </li></ul><ul><li>Americans see on avg. 1 movie/week </li></ul><ul><li>President Harding dies </li></ul><ul><li>Vice President Coolidge becomes President </li></ul><ul><li>15 million cars registered in the US </li></ul><ul><li>Charleston dance becomes popular </li></ul>
  11. 11. 1924 <ul><li>Coolidge is reelected </li></ul><ul><li># of radios in US homes – </li></ul><ul><li>2.5 million </li></ul><ul><li>1 st Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade </li></ul>
  12. 12. 1925 <ul><li>Fitzgerald publishes The Great Gatsby </li></ul><ul><li>Hitler publishes Mein Kampf </li></ul><ul><li>The first woman Governor of a U.S. state (Wyoming) is elected. </li></ul><ul><li>The Scopes Trial </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Evolution in schools debate </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>First trial broadcast over the radio </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Frisbie invented </li></ul>
  13. 13. 1926 <ul><li>40 hour work week (used to be 84 hour) </li></ul><ul><li>1 in 6 Americans owns a car </li></ul><ul><li>1 st supermarket </li></ul><ul><li>US woman swims the English Channel </li></ul><ul><li>Deaths due to bad booze in NYC = 750 </li></ul>
  14. 14. 1927 <ul><li>Charles Lindbergh flies solo across the Atlantic Ocean </li></ul><ul><li>First talking movie ( The Jazz Singer ) </li></ul><ul><li>Telephone service is opened between New York City and London (AT&T) </li></ul><ul><li>Speakeasies in NYC = 30,000 </li></ul><ul><li>Deaths due to bad booze in 1 hospital in NYC on New Year’s Eve = 41 </li></ul>
  15. 15. 1927 (continued) <ul><li>Al “Scarface” Capone earnings </li></ul><ul><ul><li>$100 million – alcohol sales </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>$30 million – protection business </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>$25 million – gambling </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>$10 million – vice and sundry rackets </li></ul></ul>
  16. 16. 1928 <ul><li>U.S. signs Briand-Kellogg Pact - outlawing war </li></ul><ul><li>Amelia Earhart flies across the Atlantic </li></ul><ul><li>Women compete for the first time in Olympic field events </li></ul><ul><li>Penicillin discovered </li></ul><ul><li>1 st televisions are sold - $75 </li></ul><ul><li>Mickey Mouse in first cartoon </li></ul><ul><li>Divorce rate – 1 in 6 marriages </li></ul>
  17. 17. 1929 <ul><li>Empire State Building construction begins </li></ul><ul><li>Speakeasies in NYC = 32,000 – 100,000 </li></ul><ul><li>Speakeasies in Chicago = 10,000 </li></ul><ul><li>Valentine’s Day Massacre </li></ul><ul><ul><li>“ Bugs” Moran gang killed by Al Capone’s men </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Car radio invented </li></ul><ul><li>Stock Market crash </li></ul><ul><ul><li>October 29 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>“ Black Tuesday” </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>$9 billion lost on that one day </li></ul></ul>
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