1920s

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In History
  • Refrigerators

    Refrigerators
    Before the invention of refrigerators, people would use ice boxes to keep their food cold. Refrigerators allowed for a cheaper, more convenient way of living. People would refer to it as an "everyday iceman."
  • Amelia Earhart

    Amelia Earhart
    Amelia Earhart's first flight in an airplane for the first time in was in 1920. She took lessons and got her flying license in 1921. She inspired young women all around the world.
  • Great Migration

    Great Migration
    The Great Migration was where over 6 million African Americans relocated from the South to the North, Midwest, and West.
  • Palmer Raids

    Palmer Raids
    The Palmer Raids were raids conducted during the Red Scare.
  • 18th Amendment

    18th Amendment
    The 18th amendment prohibited the use of alcohol in the United States
  • Zelda and Scott Fitzgerald

    Zelda and Scott Fitzgerald
    Zelda and Scott Fitzgerald fell in love at a young age. They became the spokespeople of their generation. They lived an unusual life partying all the time and creating a new style of clothing.
  • Radio

    Radio
    The radio was a very powerful use of communicating. It was first introduced during World War 1 but increased in popularity over the years. The first broadcast was KDKA.
  • Election of 1920

    Election of 1920
    The election of 1920 was the first election women could vote in. Republican and democratic parties sought out for women's votes, therefore they spoke in support of women. Warren Harding told everyone he wanted to return America to normalcy, allowing him to attract enough votes to win.
  • Emergency Quota Act

    Emergency Quota Act
    The emergency quota act limited the number of immigrants allowed in the United States.
  • KKK Revived

    KKK Revived
    After World War 1, more and more people joined the KKK. Members were white Protestant middle-class men who wore white hoods to hide their identities. They were violent towards African Americans, immigrants, Catholics, Jews, and liberals.
  • Vacuum cleaners

    Vacuum cleaners
    The vacuum cleaner was invented by William Henry "Boss" Hoover. The Electrolux tank vacuum cleaner was invented by Gustaf Sahlin in 1924. It helped middle class women clean their houses without maids.
  • Rhapsody in Blue

    Rhapsody in Blue
    Rhapsody in Blue was a musical composition by George Gershwin. It is significant for its combination of jazz rhythms with classical music.
  • National Origins Act

    National Origins Act
    The national origins act make the quotas from the emergency quota act stricter and permanent. It was designed to keep out unwanted people..
  • Henry Ford “Tin Lizzie”

    Henry Ford “Tin Lizzie”
    Henry Ford is known for work with automobiles and the assembly line. He created the Ford Model T, also known as Tin Lizzie. It was the first affordable car, making traveling by car available to the middle class.
  • Warner's Theatre

    Warner's Theatre
    Warner's Theatre was created in 1924. It became a place where people would go and watch different shows and movies.
  • Route 66

    Route 66
    Route 66 resulted from Henry Ford’s assembly line and mass production of automobiles.
  • The Great Gatsby

    The Great Gatsby
    The Great Gatsby was a novel written by F. Scott Fitzgerald. It is an accurate depiction of life during the 1920s.
  • Babe Ruth

    Babe Ruth
    Babe Ruth was responsible for bringing people out of their houses to go to social events. He was a very successful baseball player, with 137 runs in 142 games during 1920. One of his best games was in October of 1926 where he became the first player to hit three home runs in a single World Series game.
  • The Jazz Singer

    The Jazz Singer
    The Jazz Singer was the first feature-length motion picture with music and lip-synchronous singing and speech.
  • Walt Disney’s Steamboat Willie

    Walt Disney’s Steamboat Willie
    “Steamboat Willie” was Walt Disney’s first every Disney cartoon with sound. It was also the first cartoon to have a post-produced soundtrack.
  • 21st Ammendment

    21st Ammendment
    The 21st Amendment repealed the 18th Amendment. The 18th amendment prohibited the use of alcohol in the United States, the 21st amendment made it so alcohol was allowed.