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Chapter 25, Section 3: The Roaring Twenties. Main Idea: While new lifestyles and new ideas affected fashion and music, a new generation of writers rebelled by criticizing American life. A. Fads and Fashions. The “Era of Wonderful Nonsense” - flagpole sitting, dance marathon, mah-jongg

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chapter 25 section 3 the roaring twenties

Chapter 25, Section 3: The Roaring Twenties

Main Idea: While new lifestyles and new ideas affected fashion and music, a new generation of writers rebelled by criticizing American life.

a fads and fashions
A. Fads and Fashions

The “Era of Wonderful Nonsense”- flagpole sitting, dance marathon, mah-jongg

Flappers- young women who rebelled against tradition; wore hair and dresses short, bright lipstick, smoked in public, etc.

b new music
B. New Music
  • Jazz- combined African rhythms and European harmonies; originated in New Orleans and Chicago
  • Louis Armstrong
  • Jazz led to new dances- the Charleston
c literature
C. Literature
  • Ernest Hemingway- A Farewell to Arms (WWI)
  • Sinclair Lewis- mocked small town life
  • F. Scott Fitzgerald- The Great Gatsby (this book best captures the mood of the 20s)
d harlem renaissance
D. Harlem Renaissance
  • A rebirth of African American culture; for the first time, white Americans noticed black artists
  • Langston Hughes- poet
  • Zora Neale Hurston- novelist
e heroes and heroines
E. Heroes and Heroines
  • Athletes- Bobby Jones(golf), Bill Tilden and Helen Wills(tennis), Gertrude Ederle (swimming), Babe Ruth(baseball)
  • Lucky Lindy- first person to fly solo across the Atlantic Ocean; Spirit of St. Louis
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Lucky Lindy

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· In 1927, Charles Lindbergh flew the Spirit of St. Louis on a solo flight across the Atlantic from Long Island (Roosevelt Field) to France.

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