1920s America

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  • 1920s America
    • women
      • Women were breaking away from tradition
        • Girls no longer dressed or acted like mothers
          • they were easily identified by what they wore and what they did
            • Flappers generally had short hair and wore short, brightly coloured skirts and dresses
            • Flappers engaged in activities that were previously associated with men. e.g Smoking, driving, playing sport etc.
        • the flapper movement
          • Flappers were the extremes of this new generation of women
            • they were easily identified by what they wore and what they did
              • Flappers generally had short hair and wore short, brightly coloured skirts and dresses
              • Flappers engaged in activities that were previously associated with men. e.g Smoking, driving, playing sport etc.
        • Because of the war women knew that they were capable of doing all the jobs men did before they went to fight.
          • they Now fought for more rights
            • Flappers were the extremes of this new generation of women
      • film and sport
        • Americans had more free time now. This  gave them more time to watch sport and see films
        • Baseball became the most popular sport in America
          • Babe  Ruth was the biggest star
        • Charlie Chaplin loved by the American people
          • He became one of the first people to sign a $1000000 contract with Hollywood
        • Films silent until the late 1920s when "talkies" were first produced
        • Comedy was the most popular genre in America
          • Holly wood rolled out a new comedy each week
            • They always stuck to a successful formula
            • industry
              • transport
                • 1920s America
                  • women
                    • Women were breaking away from tradition
                      • Girls no longer dressed or acted like mothers
                        • the flapper movement
                          • Because of the war women knew that they were capable of doing all the jobs men did before they went to fight.
                            • they Now fought for more rights
                        • film and sport
                          • Americans had more free time now. This  gave them more time to watch sport and see films
                          • Baseball became the most popular sport in America
                            • Babe  Ruth was the biggest star
                          • Charlie Chaplin loved by the American people
                            • He became one of the first people to sign a $1000000 contract with Hollywood
                          • Films silent until the late 1920s when "talkies" were first produced
                          • Comedy was the most popular genre in America
                            • Holly wood rolled out a new comedy each week
                              • They always stuck to a successful formula
                              • industry
                                • transport
                                  • American government used the building of roads to create jobs
                                    • this idea was later used by Hitler to kickstart the german economy
                                  • Henry ford released Americas first car which was available for everyone
                                    • the Model T Ford
                                • thanks to the sudden injection of cash into the American economy, industry boomed
                                  • Technological advances led to mass production and cheaper goods
                                    • Also caused Old industry too die though
                                  • Henry Ford Revolutionised manufacturing with his idea of the production line
                                    • this design made goods take less time to be produced which in turn made them cheaper
                                    • Henry ford released Americas first car which was available for everyone
                                      • the Model T Ford
                                • More homes now had electricity so technology advanced quicker
                        • Gangsters
                          • Al capone the big cheese
                            • arrested for tax evasion
                            • killed rival mob in massacre
                            • Seen as modern day Robin Hood
                          • St Valentines day massacre
                            • worst example of gang violence
                            • killed rival mob in massacre
                            • Changes the American peoples opinion  on prohibition
                              • prohibition
                                • Gangsters
                                  • Al capone the big cheese
                                    • arrested for tax evasion
                                    • Seen as modern day Robin Hood
                                  • St Valentines day massacre
                                    • worst example of gang violence
                                    • Changes the American peoples opinion  on prohibition
                                      • prohibition
                                        • Ban of Alcohol
                                        • Failed to stop people from acquiring booze
                                          • Alcohol bought and sold from speak-easies run by Gangster including Al Capone
                                            • Alcohol produced in illegal stills
                                              • Whiskey brought across the border from Canada
                                                • Transporting of illegal alcohol called "Bootlegging"
                                          • Agents tasked with stopping illegal liquor being bootlegged or produced were poorly payed and were easily bribed by gangsters
                                      • People realised gangsters were becoming too powerful because of the money they were making from prohibition
                                • Ban of Alcohol
                                • Failed to stop people from acquiring booze
                                  • Alcohol bought and sold from speak-easies run by Gangster including Al Capone
                                    • Alcohol produced in illegal stills
                                      • Whiskey brought across the border from Canada
                                        • Transporting of illegal alcohol called "Bootlegging"
                                  • Agents tasked with stopping illegal liquor being bootlegged or produced were poorly payed and were easily bribed by gangsters
                              • People realised gangsters were becoming too powerful because of the money they were making from prohibition
                      • American government used the building of roads to create jobs
                        • this idea was later used by Hitler to kickstart the german economy
                    • thanks to the sudden injection of cash into the American economy, industry boomed
                      • Technological advances led to mass production and cheaper goods
                        • Also caused Old industry too die though
                      • Henry Ford Revolutionised manufacturing with his idea of the production line
                        • this design made goods take less time to be produced which in turn made them cheaper
                    • More homes now had electricity so technology advanced quicker

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