The Roaring Twenties

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    Roaring Twenties

  • Prohibition

    Prohibiton is a law that prohibits the manafacture, transportation, import, export, and the sale of alcoholic beverages. Prohibition is the eighteenth amendment which was ratified and certified on Janurary 16, 1920. It did not ban the intake of alcohol it just made it harder to get legally. The purpose of this amendment was to lower crime rate and lower taxes to support prisons and poorhouses. Unfortunately crime rates went up and there was a numerous amount of corruptions occuring.
  • Flappers

    Flappers were women in the 1920's who had obscene behaviors. They wore short skirts, bobbed thier hair, listened to jazz music, wore exessive make-up, drank, smoked, drove automobiles, and also treated sex in a casual manner. These behaviors of women were unknown before the 1920's. This fad soon ended when the stock-market crashed in 1929.
  • Jazz Music

    Jazz Music
    Jazz music became popular during the mid twenties. It originated in New Orleans and eventually spread throughout the United States. Jazz played in dance halls, roadhouses and speakeasies. Jazz was also the most popular type of music that marching bands played. This type of music also influenced how people dressed during that time period.
  • The 19th Amendment

    The 19th Amendment
    The 19th Amendment gives women the right to vote and also allows them to run for office. Women should not be denied the right to vote based on thier sex. It took a long time for this amendment to become established. It took a lot of protesting and a lot of drive. Women's sufferage was accepted state by state and eventually it was developed all over.
  • Volstead Act

    Volstead Act
    The Volstead Act reinforced prohibition of alcohol in the U.S. There are three main purposes of this act which are: one is to prohibit intoxicating beverages, two to regulate the manufacture, production, and also use of alcohol, and three to only consume alcohol for religous and medical purposes. Many rich gangs would bribe under paid workers to give them alcohol and they would also pay for expensive lawyers.
  • Teapot Dome Scandal

    Teapot Dome Scandal
    Teapot Dome is an oil field on public land in Wyoming.In 1921 one of President Harding's senators Albert B. Fall sold off the oil illegally to private oil companies and kept the money for himself. This was an exmaple of corruption. The reason why it was called teapot dome was because there was a rock nearby the reserve that looked like a teapot.
  • Charleston

    Charleston is a dance that became very popular in the 1920's. It was formed after the song "The Charleston", which played in the broadway musical Runnin' wild. It was performed best with a partner or in a group. It was considered an immoral dance which was the reason why it was accosicated with mostly flappers.
  • President Harding's death

    President Harding's death
    President Harding was the 29th President of the United States. He was a republican from Ohio and also a newspaper publisher. After World War I Harding promised American he promised a return to normalcy. He was a conservative and he encouraged industralization and also a strong economy. He died on August 2nd in 1923.
  • Scopes Trial

    Scopes Trial
    John Scopes a biology teacher was accused of violating the state's Bulter Act which states that it is illegal to teach evolution. Scopes was found guilty but it turned out he was never punished. Although it did created a big argument whether he should get prosecuted or not.
  • Speakeasies

    After the eighteenth amendment speakeasies were being formed. Speakeasies were underground bars that people went to usually late at night to drink illigally and also to have a good time.There would also sometimes be performers and also gambling. A person could not get into a speakeasies unless they knew the coded word. Some speakeasies were operated by criminal organizations. Not only did men go to these saloons but women did also.
  • Charles Lindbergh- The Spirit of St. Louis

    Charles Lindbergh- The Spirit of St. Louis
    On May 20th in 1927 Charkes Lindbergh flew The Spirit of St. Louis from New York to Paris. He made it over the atlantic flying for thirty three and a half hours, going a distance of 3600 miles. People could not believe it and called it a mircale
  • Sacco and Vanzetti Execution

    Sacco and Vanzetti Execution
    Sacco and Vanzetti were Italian anarchists who were convicted of murdering two men during a robbery. They were also immagrants and had no criminal records. One of the men murdered was a paymaster and the other was a security gaurd. When Sacco and Vanzetti were arrested they both had pistols on them, and along with that Vanzetti had shotgun shells similar to the ones used in the crime scene. They had two trials and were eventually executed on August 23, 1927.
  • Babe Ruth breaks homerun record

    Babe Ruth breaks homerun record
    Babe Ruth hit a total number of sixty homeruns in 1927 breaking the homerun record. That record did not get broken until 1961 when Roger Maris hit 61 homeruns. Babe Ruth started playing professional baseball when he was twenty years old. The first professional team he played on was the minor league Baltimore Orioles. He earned more than two million dollars in his baseball career. Even today he still is a well known man.
  • Henery Ford- improves car industry

    Henery Ford- improves car industry
    Henery did not invent the car but he improved the industry. Henery Ford got the idea of a car assembly line from meat packing assembly lines. His Ford Model T's were such a sucsess because of the price. He sold the cars at a reasonable price so that not only wealthy familys could get one. By the end of the 1920's almost evey family had a Ford Model T Vechile. He also treated his workers very good, he payed them more than average.
  • Mickey Mouse first talking film

    Mickey Mouse first talking film
    Steam Boat Willie was the first Mickey Mouse cartoon with voice. It was released on November 18, 2928. It was also the first cartoon to have synchronized sound. This cartoon with directed by Walt Disney. This short film had a sound track, dialogue, and other sound effects. Steam Boat Willie was a total of seven minutes long which is equal to one film.
  • The stocket market crash

    The stocket market crash
    The stocket market crash of the 1920's was the most devestating stocket market crash in the U.S. history. This crash began a ten year economic slump that affected all western industrialized countries. When stock prices suddenly dropped it caused many people to go broke. Because people had no money all of the new items such items such as refrigerators, radios, automobiles etc. were not getting sold. This caused companies to go down and lose money. Everyone paniced and sold all there stocks.