The 1920s!A Photo Presentation ‘The Jazz Age’ ‘The Roaring 20s’ ‘The Age of Good Feelings’
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!
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!
More and more people bought cars. However, roads were stillbad in many areas of the country!
Henry Ford’s Model T wasaffordable because of his idea of mass production!
Here at Ford’s Motor Company men roll Model T’s off the assembly line in the 1920s.
Inside the plant, workers did their ONE job as the car rolled down to them!
Most of Ford’s largest auto plants were built in Detroit-a city in southern Michigan.
Football was becoming increasingly popular in the 1920s. Bama’s ’26 team won a national title.
There was some trouble in the 1920s…everything wasn’t great.
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.
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.
The entire country is ‘DRY’=No booze for sale.
Clubs were shut down and lawenforcement dumped the booze. It is being dumped out here.
Gangster like Al Capone startedselling beer illegally and making a LOT of money in cities!
People began to make their own homemadebooze (moonshine) and they could sell it to others!
Nascar began when bootleggers wouldtransport illegal booze in cars they’d tinkered with to go faster than law enforcement cars.
‘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.
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
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.