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USA: the roaring twenties SPORTS SILENT CINEMA JAZZ MUSIC

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why did sport become popular in the 1920's?
sport became popular due to the radio, people had a greater disposible income, citizens were able to participate aswell. People also had a greater way of transport. Also new jobs like 'sports journalists' were created.
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three of the most popular sports?
Baseball, boxing and American football were three of the most popular sports in the 1920's.
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why the cinema became popular in the 1920's?
the silent cinema became popular because it was a new invention, a sense of get away for young teen's, but also like the name sugest's it was silent, therefore perfect for a nation of cultural and ethnic diversity.People had more leisure time.
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why the cinema became popular in the 1920's?-continued
Film's were interesting and a form of escapism-cowboy's, historical romances, swashbuckling adventures. they were cheap and people had more leisure time, more money, better transport, initial novelt y of new tech, attraction to the star's (gossip)
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Why was Hollywood in california?
Until1913 most American film production was based around new york. However many film companies were taken to court by Thomas Edison's film company, claiming they used it's technology. Avoiding lawsuits many film companies relocated 3000 miles to H.W.
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What were the most popular types of Films?
there were no colour or vocal film's apart from a pianist or a few musicians in the background to make effect.
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Explain why jazz music became popular in the 1920's?
it became popular due to an interest in the off beat sounds and the fact that black musicians made it up as they went along. it became popular in night clubs, radio broadcasts and street performances and among the young adults.
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what were the new types of dances?
Charleston, swing
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