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What is life in the 1920s?

What is life in the 1920s?

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School: Mississippi State University
Department: Engineering
Course: Modern U.S. History
Professor: Niklas trzaskowski
Term: Spring 2017
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Cost: 25
Name: 02-15-2017 Class Notes
Description: Class Notes
Uploaded: 02/17/2017
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1920’s - The First Modern Era


What is life in the 1920s?



Consumerism  

-Consumer goods

-Gross National Product- marketed value of all products and services  produced in one year by labor and property supplied by citizens of a  country.

-Per Capita Income-measures the average income earned per person in a given area in a specified year.

-Prosperity

Life in the 1920’s 

-Advances in healthcare & education

-Extra Income = children can got o school & finish high school with  even the potential of going to college.

-Standard living extra income = you can afford a home, and to take  care of home.

-Social Life extra income = leisure activities movies, dinner, nicer  clothing  

Access to Technology & Info  


What does warren g. harding known for?



-Magazines

-Advertising

-Radio

-Automobile

1920 – 10 mil cars

1929 – 20 mil cars

Prosperity and Politics 

-Warren G. Harding

Clues of heart disease

Believe in small government

-Laissez Faire

-Deregulation

-Calvin Coolidge

Believe in small government

President’s power should be limited  

Prosperity & Life in Urban America 

Speakeasies

Locate basements/ secret door in restaurants

18th Amendment

Established the prohibition of alcoholic beverages (1920) Repealed in 1933 by the ratification of the 21st Amendment  The “Jazz Age”


What is prosperity & life in urban america?



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“Sweet Georgia Brown”

Flappers

Rebel

Short Hair  

Short Dress  

Smoked Cigarettes

19th Amendment  

Grants women the right to vote (1920)

1920  

Blacks Migrating North  

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Langston Hughes  

Whites enjoying the art created by black Americans

Other Side of 1920’s 

Rural & Urban Divide  

Both sides see the opposite as ignorant

Modernists vs. Traditionalists

Modernists 

City, urban, cosmopolitan

Love change, consumerism, and young and free

First time in history Americans live in urban are rather then rural

Traditionalist 

Old, religion

No social change, slow pace, uncomfortable with the changes of  the 1920’s

KKK

KKK in 1920 

Rebirth in 1915

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Not only against blacks, but Catholics, Jews

People who don’t obey the south

Protecting morality

Bring back proper manhood

Feels intimidated by women’s rights, and women going against  traditional ways

Violent

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