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BC: By: Avery Brennan Bell: 7

FC: Roaring Twenties

1: The 1920’s weren’t called the ‘Roaring Twenties’ for no reason, around that time many new styles of art, including painting, writing, and music were changed drastically, mostly the cause of the Harlem Renaissance, where many African Americans, who migrated from the south, came to big cities and became much more accepted and were embraced for their culture. Women also had a big change; they got the right to vote and changed the idea of when to get married and what to wear. They wore shorter dresses, cut their hair short, had fewer children and also married later, this became known as ‘flappers’. During this time Alcohol was banned and considered illegal to even have, which caused many people to become ‘bootleggers’, where they hid flasks of alcohol in their boots so they could hide or sell when they needed to. | 1920's Cultural Events

2: 1920’s Politics where a very big part of world history, the League of Nations were formed, that every nation joined, except the U.S, which was one cause of World War 2. The 18th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution went into effect, prohibiting the making, selling, possession, and consumption of alcoholic beverages People wanted an end to labor problems and racial strife, less immigration, conservative politics, a return to Christian values, and less government interference in their lives. Women also got the right to vote which was a big step for equality | The Politics of the 1920's

3: Entertainment In The 1920's | In the 1920’s, entertainment was completely different from today, the 20’s were considered the ‘Jazz age’ where many newer musicians who were African Americana and redefined their culture and was valued because of so. Boxing and Baseball was very popular back then also and many people would go out to watch a game or match, and if they couldn’t they would listen to the games on the radio, music, and they had comedy/news shows on a certain station.

4: The Saint Valentine's Day Massacre is the name given to the 1929 murder of seven mob members, the members being associates with Bugs Moran, the leader of their gang who would’ve been dead if it wasn’t for him being a few minutes late. Witnesses said they saw a police car and two police men walk in the building, along with two normal dressed men. After gunshots were heard the ‘police’ walked out with the two men. Later the police car was found to be stolen and the main suspect was Al Capone, who had a big rivalry with Bugs. Capone had an alibi though, being in Florida with his girlfriend. The case was never really solved but Capone did go to jail for federal charges of tax evasion and was sent to Alcatraz for 11 years but he died while in jail with neurosyphilis. | News Headlines

5: FADS OF THE 1920'S | During the 1920’s people started to have a lot more time on their hands and a lot more freedom. Women started to dress in shorter skirts/dresses (Short for that time anyway.) and wore more makeup and went out since they had extra time, people considered them flappers and it was amazing how women were starting to become more independent. People often went out and danced in their free time, jazz was a much more upbeat tune than anything else they had listened to before. They also went to see boxing matches and baseball games in their spare time.

6: The 1920’s was when Sports weren’t too expensive to watch and the players didn’t get paid so much for playing. It was just for fun since you had extra time, Baseball and boxing was the main sports that people watched, or listened to on the radio. Babe Ruth was a big deal in the 1920’s like he still is in baseball today. Jack Dempsey was the world’s heavyweight champion from 1919 to 1926, he was a very popular to people who watched boxing, and he was one of the best athletes of his time. | Sports Of The 1920's

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