The 1920s and 30s

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The 1920s and 30s

  1. 1. The 1920s!A Photo Presentation ‘The Jazz Age’ ‘The Roaring 20s’ ‘The Age of Good Feelings’
  2. 2. With the end of World War 1, America’s soldiersreturned home to the U.S. as heroes! They were given parades and hugs in 1919!
  3. 3. 1920s FACT!The 1920s were a pretty good time to be alive especially if you lived in a U.S. city in the north. Sandwiched between World War I and the Great Depression, it was a time of peace and prosperity. People made more money and bought more things than ever before!
  4. 4. More and more people bought cars. However, roads were stillbad in many areas of the country!
  5. 5. Henry Ford’s Model T wasaffordable because of his idea of mass production!
  6. 6. Here at Ford’s Motor Company men roll Model T’s off the assembly line in the 1920s.
  7. 7. Inside the plant, workers did their ONE job as the car rolled down to them!
  8. 8. Most of Ford’s largest auto plants were built in Detroit-a city in southern Michigan.
  9. 9. The city of Detroit in the early 1900s
  10. 10. Detroit, Michigan skyline today
  11. 11. Notice the name on the Detroit Lion’s football stadium?
  12. 12. Here is the major league baseball Detroit Tiger’s stadium with the city behind it.
  13. 13. People bought many new products!Motorcycles were one of those new things!
  14. 14. Things changed slower in the southand west where towns were small.
  15. 15. Most southerners didn’t enjoy the wealth of the northern cities.
  16. 16. Most southern families still farmed and were pretty poor like this tobacco raising family.
  17. 17. But city folks were doing well. Cities were cleanerthanks to Progressives and people wealthier and happier than ever before!
  18. 18. It was the age of jazz music.
  19. 19. Dancing was very popular in the 1920s! Everybody was doing the Charleston!
  20. 20. Everyone wanted one of the new radios!
  21. 21. People had more free time with new work laws and were going to the ‘new’ amusement parks!
  22. 22. Silent movie theatres became very popular in the 1920s!
  23. 23. Radio stars were as popular as television stars of today!
  24. 24. Charlie Chaplin was the biggest film star of the 20s!
  25. 25. The ‘flapper’ look was the rage!Is she Stylin or WHAT?! Ladies skirts were getting shorter!
  26. 26. Clubs featured big jazz bands! Thisone in Harlem (New York City) was very popular!
  27. 27. For the first time, people could livein the suburbs and drive in to a club or see a show!
  28. 28. People were happy and smiling at the good times of the 20s!
  29. 29. More people had conveniences like this 1920s telephone.
  30. 30. Buy! Buy! Shop! Shop!In the 1920s, people did a lot of both!
  31. 31. A 1920s elementary school class
  32. 32. A typical 1920s kitchen
  33. 33. 1920s farmhouse Many farmers didn’t share thewealth and good times of the 1920s
  34. 34. 1920s ad for ladies clothing
  35. 35. Fashions for ladies
  36. 36. Many people attended churches in the 1920s
  37. 37. ‘The Babe’ was the biggest sports star of the 1920s
  38. 38. Boxing was very popular in the 20s.
  39. 39. Football was becoming increasingly popular in the 1920s. Bama’s ’26 team won a national title.
  40. 40. There was some trouble in the 1920s…everything wasn’t great.
  41. 41. Alcohol (Drinking) was being abused by many people in the early 1900s. People were spending money on alcohol(beer, wine, liquor) instead of on their families.
  42. 42. The ULTIMATE Blue Law! Amendment #18Progressives (remember them?) helped get an amendment to the constitution making the making and sell of ANY alcoholic product ILLEGAL in the U.S. in 1919. Look on page R47 in the back of your textbook to see the law.
  43. 43. The entire country is ‘DRY’=No booze for sale.
  44. 44. Clubs were shut down and lawenforcement dumped the booze. It is being dumped out here.
  45. 45. An FBI agent hacks a barrel of alcohol.
  46. 46. Gangster like Al Capone startedselling beer illegally and making a LOT of money in cities!
  47. 47. People began to make their own homemadebooze (moonshine) and they could sell it to others!
  48. 48. Nascar began when bootleggers wouldtransport illegal booze in cars they’d tinkered with to go faster than law enforcement cars.
  49. 49. ‘Speakeasies’• The term "speakeasy" became popular during the 1920s to identify bars, restaurants, halls and ballrooms where alcoholic drinks were sold illegally. The 18th Amendment of the United States Constitution forbid the sales of beverages with 0.5% of alcohol.
  50. 50. What a 1920s speakeasy might have looked like
  51. 51. To be admitted in an establishment thatserved alcoholic beverages, the customerswere expected to speak low or discretely inorder not to attract attention. The term"speakeasy" was born. Speakeasies weretypically presented as an ice cream parlor,pastry shop, restaurant or coffee shop.Before entering, the customers were"evaluated" through a small window. Theywould only gain entry by using the rightcard, knock or password.In 1929, it was estimated that there wereanywhere between 35,000 and 100,000speakeasies in New York City alone
  52. 52. Prohibition (18th amendment ENDS in 1933because it was costing the U.S. governmenttoo much money to try and stop thebootleggers. Police couldn’t stop all the law-breakers! The 21st amendment will ERASE the18th and drinking /alcohol has been allowedever since in most areas of the country. Lookat page R49 in the back of your textbook.
  53. 53. END HERE.

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