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The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald. The Life of F. Scott Fitzgerald. Born: Sept 24, 1896 Named after ancestor (Francis Scott Key) 1913 - enrolled in Princeton University (didn’t graduate) 1917 – enlisted in army Fell in love with Zelda Sayre

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The great gatsby by f scott fitzgerald

The Great Gatsbyby F. Scott Fitzgerald


The life of f scott fitzgerald
The Life of F. Scott Fitzgerald

  • Born: Sept 24, 1896

  • Named after ancestor (Francis Scott Key)

  • 1913 - enrolled in Princeton University (didn’t graduate)

  • 1917 – enlisted in army

  • Fell in love with Zelda Sayre

  • She agreed to marry him once he was a success

  • 1920 – his book This Side of Paradise is published


The life of f scott fitzgerald cont
The Life of F. Scott Fitzgerald (cont.)

  • The book is successful; Zelda agrees to marry him

  • Daughter – Frances

  • 1925 – The Great Gatsby

  • Parties and alcoholism

  • Zelda’s breakdown and death

  • Died: 1940 (heart attack)


Great gatsby setting
Great Gatsby Setting

  • Time period – 1920’s

  • Location – East Egg, West Egg, NYC


Prohibition
Prohibition

  • The Eighteenth Amendment (1919) to the Constitution forbade the manufacture, sale, import, or export of intoxicating liquors.

  • The Twenty-first Amendment (1933) repealed the Eighteenth Amendment.

ALCOHOL


The roaring twenties
The Roaring Twenties

  • Prohibition

  • Speakeasies

  • Bootlegging

  • Organized Crime

  • Jazz Age

  • Dancing

  • Flappers

  • Women’s rights


The great gatsby by f scott fitzgerald
1920

  • More people in the city than in the country

  • # of radios in homes – 2,000

  • Harlem Renaissance begins

  • League of Nations established

  • 19th Amendment – women granted the right to vote in the US


The great gatsby by f scott fitzgerald
1921

  • Warren G. Harding is inaugurated as President of the United States of America

  • Knee length skirts become fashionable

  • The first Miss America pageant

  • First drive-in food place


The great gatsby by f scott fitzgerald
1922

  • Flapper dress makes its debut

  • Speakeasies in NYC = 5,000


The great gatsby by f scott fitzgerald
1923

  • Hollywood sign goes up

  • Americans see on avg. 1 movie/week

  • Charleston dance becomes popular

  • President Harding dies

  • Vice President Coolidge becomes President

  • 15 million cars registered in the US


The great gatsby by f scott fitzgerald
1924

  • # of radios in US homes –

    2.5 million

  • 1st Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade


The great gatsby by f scott fitzgerald
1925

  • Fitzgerald publishes The Great Gatsby

  • Hitler publishes Mein Kampf

  • The first woman Governor of a U.S. state (Wyoming) is elected.

  • The Scopes Trial

    • Evolution in schools debate

    • First trial broadcast over the radio

  • Frisbie invented


The great gatsby by f scott fitzgerald
1926

  • 40 hour work week (used to be 84 hour)

  • 1 in 6 Americans owns a car

  • 1st supermarket

  • Mae West – arrested for moving navel during play

  • US woman swims the English Channel

  • Deaths due to bad booze in NYC = 750


The great gatsby by f scott fitzgerald
1927

  • Charles Lindbergh flies solo across the Atlantic Ocean

  • First talking movie (The Jazz Singer)

  • Telephone service is opened between New York City and London (AT&T)

  • Speakeasies in NYC = 30,000

  • Deaths due to bad booze in 1 hospital in NYC on New Year’s Eve = 41


1927 continued
1927 (continued)

  • Al “Scarface” Capone earnings

    • $100 million – alcohol sales

    • $30 million – protection business

    • $25 million – gambling

    • $10 million – vice and sundry rackets


The great gatsby by f scott fitzgerald
1928

  • U.S. signs Briand-Kellogg Pact - outlawing war

  • Amelia Earhart flies across the Atlantic

  • Women compete for the first time in Olympic field events

  • Penicillin discovered

  • 1st televisions are sold - $75

  • Mickey Mouse in first cartoon

  • Divorce rate – 1 in 6 marriages


The great gatsby by f scott fitzgerald
1929

  • Empire State Building construction begins

  • Speakeasies in NYC = 32,000 – 100,000

  • Speakeasies in Chicago = 10,000

  • Valentine’s Day Massacre

    • “Bugs” Moran gang killed by Al Capone’s men

  • Car radio invented

  • Stock Market crash

    • October 29

    • “Black Tuesday”

    • $9 billion lost on that one day


Assignment
Assignment

  • What would the US be without the following 1920’s events/inventions?

  • Pick one from the following list and write 50 words in your journal explaining your opinion.

    • Radio

    • Car radio

    • Television

    • Miss America Pageant

    • Prohibition

    • Fast food places

    • 40 hour work week

    • Skyscrapers

    • Penicillin


Bibliography
Bibliography

  • http://www.princeton.edu/pr/pictures/a-f/fitzgerald-f-scott/fitzgerald-med.jpg

  • http://images.google.com/imgres?imgurl=http://www.shortstory.by.ru/fitzgerald

  • http://library.thinkquest.org/C005846/introduction/introduction.htm

  • http://scriptorium.lib.duke.edu/adaccess/timeline-1926.html

  • http://www.defenselink.mil/photos/Feb2003/030114-O-0000D-001.html

  • http://disney.go.com/disneyvideos/animatedfilms/incredibles/

  • www.theconnection.org/.../ 04/20040402_b_main.asp

  • http://www.apple.com/ipod/

  • http://www.cadillac.com/cadillacjsp/models/gallery.jsp?model=escalade

  • www.allsports.com/ mlb/yankees/frommer42.htm

  • http://www.signonsandiego.com/sports/baseball/20050323-9999-1s23bonds.html