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2: APPLIANCES In the 1920's, new inventions like vacuums, refrigerators, and washing machines allowed extra time for leisure activities in American homes. Advertising helped sell these products in great quantities. New washing machines eliminated the need for a whole day devoted to washing clothes. The Monitor Top refrigerator was the most common and most advertised refrigerator of the 1920's. | www.classzone.com/net_explorations/U7/U7_article3.cfm

3: BESSIE SMITH Born in 1894, Bessie Smith was a very popular blues singer. She began singing in 1912. Bessie was a leading artist in 1920's black shows. Her first record, "Down-Hearted Blues," made Bessie the most successful black performing artist of her time. Bessie Smith was an alcoholic, and she died in an automobile accident in 1937. | www.pbs.org/jazz/biography/artist_id_smith_bessie.htm

4: PROHIBITION The Prohibition Act didn't end consumption of alcohol. It just made it more dangerous to carry alcohol. It prohibited the manufacture, sale, and transport of alcohol. It only lasted for ten years as it led to many fatalities when people made their own alcohol. Whiskey was often smuggled from Mexico. The cost of beer went from five to fifty cents during the prohibition. | The American Story By: Joseph Gardner

7: Don't think: Look! -Ludwig Wittgenstein

8: There is something of the marvelous in all things of nature. -Aristotle

13: Never a day passes but that I do myself the honor to commune with some of nature's varied forms. -George Washington Carver

15: Go and walk with Nature; thou wilt find Full many a gem in her enchanted cup. -Isaac McLellan

20: As long as I live, I'll hear waterfalls and birds and winds sing. I'll interpret the rocks, learn the language of flood, storm, and the avalanche. I'll acquaint myself with the glaciers and wild gardens, and get as near the heart of the world as I can. -John Muir

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