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Society in the 1920s

THE ROARING TWENTIES


Women-

  • Shed the ties to their past

  • Defined their individuality: use of make-up, cutting their hair, & wearing shorter skirts

  • They also began smoking & drinking in public


THE FLAPPER


Fads and Crazes-

  • Flagpole sitting- people competed for records

  • Slang- a new vocabulary emerged

  • Dance marathons- the CHARLESTON!

  • Games- Ouija boards, crossword puzzles


Harry Houdini entertained crowds as an escape artist


Another craze in the 1920s was airplane stunts: transfers and wing walking!


Charles Lindbergh flew from NY to Paris in 1927; first solo trans-Atlantic flight. It took him 33 hours. Greatly promoted the new aviation industry.


Sports in the 1920s-

  • BOXING- Jack Dempsey became a heavyweight champion in 1921.

  • BASEBALL- Babe Ruth, played for both the Boston Red Sox & New York Yankees

  • In addition to watching sports, people also participated in recreational activities in greater numbers.


1920s is also referred to as the JAZZ AGE


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