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The Jazz Age. 1920-1929 “There has been a change during the past year in feminine dress, dancing, manners, and general moral standards. [One should] realize the serious ethical consequences of immodesty in girls’ dress.” -the Pittsburgh Observer. Lets look at the Numbers. In the 1920s.

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The jazz age

The Jazz Age

1920-1929

“There has been a change during the past year in feminine dress, dancing, manners, and general moral standards. [One should] realize the serious ethical consequences of immodesty in girls’ dress.”

-the Pittsburgh Observer


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Lets look at the Numbers


In the 1920s

In the 1920s

106,521,537 people lived in the United States.


Today

Today

300,000,000people live in the United States.


In the 1920s1

In the 1920s

The unemployment rate was 5.2% or 2,132,000 people.


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By 1933 the unemployment rate was 25% or 26,630,384.


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That’s Depressing


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The average income in the 1920s was

$1236

($970.00 for teachers)


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PER YEAR!


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The average U.S. income today is

$1153

($846.00 for teachers)


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PER WEEK!


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$2,467,946


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$2,467,946

(Income tax paid by Henry Ford in 1924)


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$450,000,000


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$450,000,000

(Income tax owed by Bill Gates on his Microsoft dividends.)


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What’s New?


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  • Push-button elevators

  • Neon signs

  • Oven thermostats

  • Electric razors

  • Tissues

  • Spiral-bound notebooks

  • Motels

  • Dry ice

  • Zippers

  • Pop-up toasters

  • Flavored yogurt

  • Car radios

  • Adhesive Tape

  • Food disposals

  • Water skiing


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Were all invented during the 1920s


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SLANG


Attaboy

Attaboy

- well done!; also Attagirl!


Balled up

BalledUp

- confused, messed up


Bee s knees

Bee's Knees

- An extraordinary person, thing, idea; the ultimate


Big cheese

Big Cheese

- The most important or influential person; boss. Same as big shot


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What are the Kids listening to?


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JAZZ

JAZZ

JAZZ

&

MORE JAZZ


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The King of Jazz is Louis Armstrong


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And playing sure made him happy!


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You have been listening to Ain’tMisbehavin’ By Louis Armstrong


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