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Misleading Prosperity. Production increases, causes Income Gap, farmers suffer greatly. Goods bought on credit. Installment Plan (Pay as you Enjoy) Huge potential for Problems…why?. 20’s Continued. The 20’s Woman. Flappers: Emancipated Women that embraced new fashions and urban attitudes.

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Misleading prosperity

Misleading Prosperity

  • Production increases, causes Income Gap, farmers suffer greatly.

  • Goods bought on credit.

    • Installment Plan (Pay as you Enjoy)

    • Huge potential for Problems…why?


20 s continued

20’s Continued


The 20 s woman

The 20’s Woman

  • Flappers: Emancipated Women that embraced new fashions and urban attitudes.

    • Women become more assertive, less of a secondary role.

    • Morals began to loosen.

    • Still a Double Standard for Women.


Women shed old roles

Women Shed Old Roles

  • Work Opportunities

    • Women Fired after WWI

    • Pink Collar Jobs:Nurse, Teachers, Secretaries, etc.

    • Women still didn’t rise in workplace.


Changing family

Changing Family

  • Decline in Birthrate.

  • Less time spent on Housework.

  • Romantic marriages.

  • Children in School.

  • Teens spent less time w/ families.


Science vs religion

Science vs. Religion

  • Fundamentalism: Rejection of Scientific Teaching (Evolution) claim all important info is found in bible.

  • Scopes Trial

    • John Scopes teaches evolution.

    • Darrow vs. Bryan in debate over what to teach students.

    • Scopes loses, but begins a tense and heated debate that continues today.


Rural vs urban

Rural vs. Urban

  • More People living in the cities.

    • Crowded, Sophisticated, dangerous, fast paced places to live.

  • Prohibition: 18th Amendment

    • Enforced by Volstead Act

  • Organized Crime Rises (Led by Al Capone)

    • Speakeasy: Hidden Saloon

    • Bootlegger: Booze Smugglers


20 s pop culture

20’s Pop Culture


Shaping culture

Shaping Culture

  • School Enrollment up.

    • College popular.

  • Larger Newspaper and Magazine circulation.

    • Small Newspapers bought out.

  • Radio Programs


New heroes

New Heroes

  • Babe Ruth of Baseball

  • Charles Lindbergh’s Flying

  • First Movie with Sound, The Jazz Singer

  • First cartoon with sound, Steamboat Willie


Literature

Literature

  • Known as the “Lost Generation”

    • Fought in WWI, many left America

  • Sinclair Lewis, Babbitt, ridiculed Americans for conformity.

  • F. Scott Fitzgerald, The Great Gatsby, icon of twenties, coined “Jazz Age”

  • Ernest Hemingway, A Farewell to Arms, criticized the romanticizing of war.


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