The Jazz Age and the Roaring '20s
Effect of WW1
F. Scott Fitzgerald
The Great Migration
The Harlem Renaissance
Countee Cullen, Claude McKay, and James Weldon Johnson
Zora Neale Hurston
The Jazz Singer
George Herman "Babe" Ruth
The Scopes Trial
Warren G. Harding
Andrew W. Mellon
Teapot Dome Scandal
The Assembly Line
Advertising and Credit
Buying Stocks "on margin"
These were nicknames for the 1920s that reflected prosperity and
- Many young people saw the war as a total waste and were troubled by the
rise of prosperity that followed it.
- She was an American poet in Paris who coined the term "The Lost
- He was a writer who encouraged young people to dare to be different and
rebel from the norms of the times.
- He wrote The Sun Also Rises which tells about the lives of
Americans living overseas.
- He wrote Tender is the Night and This Side of Paradise which
told about the spirit of post-war youth at home.
- He wrote Babbitt and Main Street which spoke out against
greed and lack of culture in small town USA.
- It was a movement of over 2 million blacks who came north from the
south to look for jobs.
- He was a Jamaican-born new Yorker who called for Blacks to find freedom
- Black writers, artists and musicians were finding ways to express
themselves in this New York neighborhood.
- They were black poets and writers who celebrated black culture in their
- She used tales and songs of Africa to uncover the cultural roots of
- He wrote powerful protests against racism and joyful celebrations of
black music and dance.
- This type of music reaches back to African rhythms and song and came
from new Orleans and the Mississippi Delta.
- It was a nightclub in Harlem where white and black music lovers
went to hear Jazz artists.
- He was a great black trumpet player that changed jazz from band
oriented to solo-based music.
- It was the first "talkie," a movie with sound, which came out
- This form of entertainment grew when baseball games were broadcasted,
and then later news of the 1920 election was aired.
- He was seen as baseballs "home run king," hitting 714 a
record lasting until the 1960s.
- He was a silent film star with whom many women fell in love.
- In his Spirit of St. Louis, he was the first to fly solo across the
- She became the first woman to fly solo across the Atlantic.
- These were (and still are) communities that grew up outside the cities.
They were brought about by streetcars and later automobiles.
- Owning one of these game Americans freedom for about $400.
- They listened to music on phonographs, crowded into movie houses, and
rode around in cars. They also sat on flagpoles, and wore the latest
- This law made alcohol illegal, but people did it any way in secret bars
- A teacher was put on trial for teaching about evolution. He was
defended by Clarence Darrow, a famous lawyer. William Jennings Bryan
argued in favor of banning evolution .
- He was elected in 1920 on a platform of helping business.
- He was Harding's secretary of the Treasury, and as a wealthy banker,
wanted to help business.
- This was a scandal where Albert Fall, the Secretary of the Interior was
accused of taking illegal money.
- He took over after Harding and won in 1924 saying "the business of
America is business."
- Ford developed this form of manufacturing in 1913 where the product
moves from worker to worker, each one performing a task.
- He helped build the auto industry so that all could afford his
"model T" and changed America forever.
- These were two new ways to sell products that helped build America's
- He said "A Chicken in every pot and a car in every garage."
He won the presidency in 1928 against Catholic Al Smith.
- This system of buying stock allowed average people to invest with very
little money paid. It created a bull market and led to the stock market