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Chapter 13: Roaring Life of the 1920s – Part I. Rural and Urban Differences. In 1920, more Americans lived in large towns and cities than small towns and farms Urbanization increased Urban values began to dominate Many people found it hard to adjust to city life. Prohibition.

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rural and urban differences
Rural and Urban Differences
  • In 1920, more Americans lived in large towns and cities than small towns and farms
    • Urbanizationincreased
  • Urban values began to dominate
    • Many people found it hard to adjust to city life
prohibition
Prohibition
  • Prohibitionis the ban on alcoholic beverages
    • 18th Amendment
    • Took effect in 1920
  • Most support came from religious, rural Protestants
  • Speakeasiesopened up
    • Hidden saloons and nightclubs serving alcohol illegally
  • People also bought liquor from bootleggers
    • Smugglers who brought it in from Canada and the Caribbean
science vs religion
During the 1920s, the nation saw the rise of Christian Fundamentalism

Said everything in Bible was literally true

Fundamentalists rejected science

Also rejected Darwin’s theory of evolution

Science vs. Religion
the 20 s woman
Many women demanded same freedom as men

New urban culture also influenced women

The flapperwas a “free” young woman

Held new social attitudes

Wore make-up, short skirts, short hair, more jewelry

Jobs were mostly in teaching, nursing, social work, secretaries

The 20’s Woman
education popular culture
Education & Popular Culture
  • Charles Lindbergh
    • First person to fly solo across the Atlantic Ocean
  • Georgia O’Keeffe
    • Famous painter
  • Sinclair Lewis
  • F. Scott Fitzgerald
  • Ernest Hemingway
    • Authors
early african american civil rights
Early African American Civil Rights
  • Between 1910 – 1920, many African Americans moved from the South to the North
    • Called the Great Migration
    • Racial tensions increased in Northern cities
    • Races riots occurred
naacp and marcus garvey
NAACP and Marcus Garvey
  • NAACP worked to end violence against African Americans
    • Anti-lynching laws passed
  • Marcus Garvey voiced a message of black pride
    • Thought African Americans should build a separate society
    • Began a “return to Africa” movement
the harlem renaissance
The Harlem Renaissance
  • Harlem Renaissance was a literary and artistic movement, celebrating African- American culture
    • Began in Harlem, NY
    • Took pride in black culture
    • Wrote about problems of being black in white culture
important harlem renaissance figures
Important Harlem Renaissance Figures
  • Langston Hughes
    • Writer and poet
  • Zora Neale Hurston
    • Female writer
  • Louis Armstrong
    • Jazz trumpet player
  • “Duke” Ellington
    • Jazz piano player