Roaring 20s

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Roaring 20s

  1. 1. By John Bambrick<br />
  2. 2. Overview<br />Cultural and financial prosperity characterized the “roaring” 1920s in the U.S. and parts of Europe.<br />End of WWI<br />Women’s Suffrage<br />Bustling entertainment industry<br />
  3. 3. Return of WWI Soldiers<br />Return to the labor force<br />US: The most powerful country<br />Rapid economic growth<br />More production<br />High consumerism<br />
  4. 4. Women’s Rights<br />Women’s Suffrage<br /> August 18, 1920<br />Women given the right to vote and the right to run for office<br />Largest victory for women’s civil rights<br />
  5. 5. Entertainment in the 1920s<br />Expanding dance and music scene<br />Increased night life<br />Dance clubs<br />Vaudeville acts<br />Popularity of jazz music<br />
  6. 6. Art and Culture<br />Art deco<br />Bright, contrasting colors<br />Geometric designs<br />Expressionism and Surrealism<br />Founded in the 20s<br />Expanded in the 30s<br />
  7. 7. The Prohibition<br />In 1920, the 18th amendment made the sale, import or export of alcohol prohibited.<br />Speakeasies <br />Rise of mafias<br />21st Amendment: Repealed the 18th in 1933<br />
  8. 8. Decline of the 1920s<br />Black Tuesday<br />October 29, 1929<br />Stock market crashed<br />Led to a worldwide depression<br />Great Depression of the 1930s<br />
  9. 9. Summary<br />Many changes in the 1920s<br />End of WWI<br />Women’s rights<br />Increased culture<br />The Prohibition<br />Rapid decline with the stock market crash<br />
  10. 10. QUESTIONS??<br />JB255708@gmail.com<br />

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