What were the roaring twenties?

HideShow resource information
  • Created by: Lucyy
  • Created on: 22-11-12 19:59
What is the general image of 1920's America?
A long, crazy party with Jazz music, flappers and scandalous behaviour.
1 of 11
How did people's outlook on life change after WW1?
People were determined to have fun. They were wealthier and had more leisure time to spend.Women were free to live their own lives and the entertainment industry boomed.
2 of 11
How was sport popular?
Sport flourished, with baseball being the most popular. Famous boxer Jack Dempsey and golfer Bobby Jones were amongst the biggest sports heroes.
3 of 11
What law was introduced in the 1920's?
Prohibition. Not everyone wanted to party and not everyone was allowed to.
4 of 11
What negative occurences happened?
There were years of violent racism and intolerance, with minorities being excluded from the good times.
5 of 11
How did movies increase in popularity?
Audiences more than doubled in the 1920's, although the industry had existed before WW1.
6 of 11
Why and how were movies controlled?
Many people were concerned about the influence on young people. As early as 1922, Hollywood established strict rules about what could be shown on screen.
7 of 11
Where did the 20's nickname 'The Jazz Age' derive from?
Jazz was a new form of music that had evolved from black music such as blues. Nightclubs such as Cotton Club held performances by great artists such as Louie Armstrong. The Jazz craze further encouraged the popularity of the radio.
8 of 11
What else was popular?
Dance crazes such as the Charleston, danced by flappers.
9 of 11
How did increased popularity of music aid demand for the radio?
1920's music was often played by radio and record sales fell as the radio's popularity rose.
10 of 11
How did the sales of radio increase in 1920-1929?
In 1920, $2 million worth of radios were purchased, by 1929 the figure was $600 million.
11 of 11

Other cards in this set

Card 2

Front

How did people's outlook on life change after WW1?

Back

People were determined to have fun. They were wealthier and had more leisure time to spend.Women were free to live their own lives and the entertainment industry boomed.

Card 3

Front

How was sport popular?

Back

Preview of the front of card 3

Card 4

Front

What law was introduced in the 1920's?

Back

Preview of the front of card 4

Card 5

Front

What negative occurences happened?

Back

Preview of the front of card 5
View more cards

Comments

No comments have yet been made

Similar History resources:

See all History resources »See all The USA - twentieth century change resources »