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Society in the 1920s. Women. Pre-World War I Women start to migrate towards the cities During the War Women start working in factories After the war Found a new sense of worth/ belonging Voting Social independence. Flapper. Short hair Short skirts Smoking/ drinking

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Society in the 1920s

Society in the 1920s


Women

Women

  • Pre-World War I

    • Women start to migrate towards the cities

  • During the War

    • Women start working in factories

  • After the war

    • Found a new sense of worth/ belonging

    • Voting

    • Social independence


Flapper

Flapper

  • Short hair

  • Short skirts

  • Smoking/ drinking

  • Shift away from traditional values took place mainly in the cities


Migration from rural to urban

Migration from Rural to Urban

  • Farmers did well for first two decades

  • After the war prices dropped

    • 6 million move to the cities

  • African Americans move North – factories bring new jobs


Rural to urban to suburb

Rural to Urban to Suburb

  • Automobiles became more affordable

  • Cities built transportation systems that used an electric trolley

  • 70,000 buses were operating in the U.S.


Hope takes flight

Hope takes flight

  • Charles Lindbergh

    • “Lucky Linda” nonstop flight from New York to Paris

  • Amelia Earhart

    • First women to fly across the Atlantic Ocean


Sports heroes

Sports Heroes

  • Jack Dempsey – Heavy Champion of the World

  • Jim Thorpe – Native American

    • Olympic gold, Professional football and baseball player

  • George Herman Ruth

    • set home run record with 60 home runs

  • Hazel Wightman & Helen Wills

    • Olympic and Wimbledon tennis starts


The jazz age

The Jazz Age

  • Grew out of the African American music of the south (New Orleans)

  • Syncopated rhythms and improvisations

  • Some people were horrified

  • “an expression of the times, of the breathless, energetic, superactive times in which we are living.” – Leopold Stokowski


Society in the 1920s

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  • http://filebox.vt.edu/users/msprinkl/instrdes/roaring_twenties/practicequizc.htm


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