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Roaring 20s


The Eighteenth Amendment made the sale, transport, and consumption of alcohol illegal between 1919 and 1933. This time period was named Prohibition. Prohibition
Illegal bar where alcohol could be bought during Prohibition. Speakeasy
Smuggler and producer of illegal alcohol during Prohibition. Bootlegger
Amendment to the U. S. Constitution that made alcoholic beverages illegal. 18th Amendment
Amendment to the U. S. Constitution that repealed the 18th Amendment and ended Prohibition. 21st Amendment
Migration of southern African American citizens of the U. S. to the north and the west in search of jobs and a better life. Great Migration
Another name for the 1920s when Jazz music was popular. Jazz Age
The flowering of African American culture in Harlem, New York, during the 1920s and 1930s. Harlem Renaissance
American writer who wrote novels and stories about the Jazz Age. F. Scott Fitzgerald
American writer who wrote The Grapes of Wrath about the poor, migrant workers who fled the Dust Bowl. John Steinbeck
American musician and composer who wrote uniquely American music. Aaron Copland
American musician and composer who wrote uniquely American music. George Gershwin
American artist who painted urban scenes and scenes of the American Southwest. Georgia O’Keeffe
African American poet who combined the experiences of African and American cultural roots Langston Hughes
African American artist who chronicled the experiences of the Great Migration north through art Jacob Lawrence
African American musician who was a band leader and a jazz composer Duke Ellington
Technology extended progress into all areas of American life, including neglected rural areas.
Greater mobility Creation of jobs Growth of transportation-related industries (road construction, oil, steel, automobile) Movement to suburban areas Results of improved transportation brought about by affordable automobiles
Who invented the airplane Wright Brothers
Henry Ford, automobile Rise of mechanization Use of the assembly line
Increased availability of telephones Development of the radio and broadcast industry Development of the movies Communication changes
Who invented the telephone? Alexander Graham Bell
Labor-saving products (e.g., washing machines, electric stoves, water pumps) Electric lighting Entertainment (e.g., radio) Improved communications Ways electrification changed American life
Who improved the light bulb? Thomas Edison
____________ was imposed by a constitutional amendment that made it illegal to manufacture, transport, and sell alcoholic beverages. Prohibition
The leaders of the __________________________________ drew upon the heritage of African American culture to establish themselves as powerful forces for cultural change. Harlem Renaissance
The popularity of these artists spread beyond Harlem to the rest of __________. society
Jobs for African Amer in S were scarce & low pay, African Amer faced discrimination and violence in S, African Amer moved cities in N and MidW in search of better employment opportunities. African Amer also faced discrimination & violence in N and MidW. Great Migration North and West
Speakeasies were created as places for people to drink alcoholic beverages. Bootleggers made and smuggled alcohol illegally and promoted organized crime. Repealed by the 21st Amendment. Results of Prohibition
Which amendment made it illegal to manufacture, transport, and sell alcoholic beverages. 18th Amendment
Created by: Mrs. Estes