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Roaring 20s 4 Class

The Roaring 20s

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What were the results of improved transportation brought about by affordable automobiles? Greater mobility, Creation of jobs, Growth of transportation-related industries (road construction, oil, steel, automobile), Movement to suburban areas
What were the Communication changes in the early twentieth century different from that in the late nineteenth century? Increased availability of telephones, Development of the radio and broadcast industry, Development of the movies
Name the ways electrification changed American life? Labor-saving products (washing machines, electric stoves, and water pumps), Electric lighting, Entertainment (radio), improved communications
What factors increased factory and labor productivity? Henry Ford, automobile, Rise of mechanization- to equip (a factory, industry, etc) with machinery
What was prohibition, and what were the results of prohibition? Prohibition prohibited the making, selling, and transporting of alcohol.Results-Speakeasies were created as places 4 people to drink alcoholic beverages. Bootleggers made & smuggled alcohol illegally & promoted organized crime. 21st Amendment repealed it.
Who took part in the first powered flight? The Wright brothers
Why did African Americans migrate to northern cities? Jobs 4 African Americans in the South were scarce and low paying. AA faced discrimination and violence in the South. AA moved to cities in the North and Midwest in search of better employment opportunities. AA also faced discrimination there.
Who were the leaders in art, literature, and music during the 1920s and 1930s? Georgia O’Keeffe, Jacob Lawrence, F. Scott Fitzgerald, John Steinbeck, Langston Hughes, Aaron Copland, George Gershwin, Duke Ellington, Louis Armstrong and Bessie Smith
What were the contributions of these leaders(Art)? Art: Georgia O’Keeffe, an artist known for urban scenes and, later, paintings of the Southwest; Jacob Lawrence, a painter who chronicled the experiences of the Great Migration through art
What were the contributions of these leaders(Literature)? F Fitzgerald, a novelist who wrote about the Jazz Age of the 1920s; John Steinbeck, a novelist who portrayed the strength of poor migrant workers during the 1930s; Langston Hughes, a poet who combined the experiences of African and American cultural roots
What were the contributions of these leaders(Music)? Music: Aaron Copland and George Gershwin, composers who wrote uniquely American music; Duke Ellington and Louis Armstrong, jazz musicians; Bessie Smith, a blues singer
How did the Harlem Renaissance influence American life? African American artists, writers, and musicians based in Harlem revealed the freshness and variety of African American culture. The popularity of the Harlem Renaissance artists spread beyond Harlem to the rest of society.
The ban on manufacturing, distributing, and consumption of alcoholic beverages was repealed by the ________ amendment to the United States Constitution. 21st
What became widespread due to Prohibition? Organized crime and violence
What innovation resulted in cheaper automobiles? The assembly line
The northward movement of African Americans in the 1920s was called? The Great Migration
What became a symbol of a 1920s woman? The Flapper
What is buying on margin? Buying on credit
What did the booming stock market in the 1920s encourage people to do? Buy on margin
Name the city where the Harlem Renaissance developed? New York City
Created by: jfleming