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The Roaring 20's

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1: Did you know . . .

2: The 20's are referred to as the "Golden Age of Sports?"

4: Big names in football were Harry Stuhldreher, Jim Crowley, Don Miller and Elmer Layden. They got their nickname the four horseman by sports writer Grantland Rice who compared them to those of biblical fame.

5: While the men did call the flappers babe, the real Babe was on the field hitting homeruns.

6: Women were awarded the right to vote in August of 1920. In 1915, writer Alice Duer Miller wrote, Why We Don't Want Men to Vote 1. Because man's place is in the army. 2. Because no really manly man wants to settle any question otherwise than by fighting about it. 3. Because if men should adopt peaceable methods women will no longer look up to them. 4. Because men will lose their charm if they step out of their natural sphere and interest themselves in other matters than feats of arms, uniforms, and drums. 5. Because men are too emotional to vote. Their conduct at baseball games and political conventions shows this, while their innate tendency to appeal to force renders them unfit for government.

8: Flappers were all the rage . . .

9: Parties, theater, and dancing

10: It wasn't all parties and flappers, there were also lots of inventions during the 20's

11: The refrigerator was brought out of the dust. It was invented by Balzer Von Platen and Carl Munters in 1922 in Sweden. Another invention for convenience was the method of freezing precooked foods. In 1925, Clarence Birdseye created this method, which took the food industry to a whole new level! Penicillin was discovered by accident in 1928 by Alexander Fleming. Doctors used the first samples of this antibiotic for World War II soldiers. And of course, the model T.

12: And of course, it was an era of great literature.

13: The Great Gatsby was first publish in April of 1925. F. Scott Fitzgerald writes about an age after World War I

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Kasey Dellinger
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  • Title: The Roaring 20's
  • You gotta love it. A little background information on the 20's in preparation for The Great Gatsby.
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