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Background on The Great Gatsby & The Roaring Twenties. Overhead:. Per Capita Income The Geographical Picture. Prohibition. On January 16, 1919, the United Staets Congress passed the 18 th Amendment to the Constitution. Liquor, beer, and wine = illegal.

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Background on the great gatsby the roaring twenties

Background on The Great Gatsby & The Roaring Twenties


Overhead

Overhead:

  • Per Capita Income

  • The Geographical Picture


Prohibition

Prohibition

  • On January 16, 1919, the United Staets Congress passed the 18th Amendment to the Constitution.

  • Liquor, beer, and wine = illegal.

  • This changed the drinking habits of America for the next 14 years.


Background on the great gatsby the roaring twenties

  • People who supported the law were known as “drys.”

  • Those who thought that alcohol should remain legal were called “wets.”


The harlem renaissance the jazz age

The Harlem Renaissance & The Jazz Age

-A rebirth- or renaissance- of African-American arts.

-Poets, artists, novelists, musicians, and dancers came from all over the world to participate

-Claude McKay, Langston Hughes, and ZoraNeale Hurston.


The flapper

The Flapper

FLAPPER SLANG

Bathtub gin: homemade gin

Bootleg: make or sell illegal liquor

Gaga: crazy, silly

Jalopy: old car

Malarkey: lies, nonsense

Ritzy: elegant

Talkie: movie with sound

-Young women who bobbed their hair, wore short skirts, and used makeup (“applied to young ladies in the crude or immature state”).

-The name came from the fad of wearing rubber galoshes unbuckled and flapping open.

-Shocked the older generation by smoking cigarettes, swearing, drinking, and kissing men they didn’t necessarily intend to marry.


Overhead other fads of the 1920s

Overhead: Other fads of the 1920s


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