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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-.

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Society in the 1920s

Society in the 1920s

THE “ROARING TWENTIES”


Women
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



Fads and crazes
Fads and Crazes-

  • Flagpole sitting- people competed for records

  • Slang- a new vocabulary emerged

  • Dance marathons- the CHARLESTON!

  • Games- Ouija boards, crossword puzzles




Charles Lindbergh flew from NY to Paris in 1927; first solo trans-Atlantic flight. It took him 33 ½ hours. Greatly promoted the new aviation industry.


Sports in the 1920s
Sports in the 1920s- trans-Atlantic flight. It took him 33 ½ hours. Greatly promoted the new aviation industry.

  • 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 trans-Atlantic flight. It took him 33 ½ hours. Greatly promoted the new aviation industry.


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