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Chapter 9 Lesson 2. EQ: How did technology effect Americans in the 1920’s? EQ: What changes were there in the music and entertainment industries? EQ: What problems did American’s face in the 1920’s? *1920 Clip. Technology Changes Lives.

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Chapter 9 lesson 2

Chapter 9Lesson 2

EQ: How did technology effect Americans in the 1920’s?

EQ: What changes were there in the musicand entertainment industries?

EQ: What problems did American’s face in the 1920’s?

*1920 Clip

Technology changes lives
Technology Changes Lives

  • In the early 1920’s, most people in the US lived on farms or in small country towns. During WWI, rural people began moving to cities in large numbers. Instead of making a living by farming, they took jobs in factories and other businesses. By 1920, more Americans lived in urban areas than in rural areas.

  • Many people also bought cars for the fist time in the 1920’s especially those built on Henry For’s assembly lines. The number of cars n the road more than doubled between 1920 and 1929

Effects of new technology
Effects of New Technology

  • People traveled long distances

    • Farmers/supplies

    • Family vacation (tour US)

  • Electricity (urban areas)

    • 1920 35%

    • 1929 70%

  • New appliances

    • Vacuum cleaner &washing machine

A changing society
A Changing Society

  • Roaring 20’s

    • People felt like life was “roaring” forward like a speeding car.

  • Women

    • College

    • Worked outside the home

    • Flappers (short hair & knee length skirts)

    • 19th Amendment (vote)

Jazz and the harlem renaissance
Jazz and the Harlem Renaissance

  • *Jazz (new style of music)

    • A lot of improvisation

      • Musicians decide what notes to play as they perform.

    • Louis Armstrong (popular singer)

    • Jazz was influenced by the African American culture.

Jazz and the harlem renaissance1
Jazz and the Harlem Renaissance

  • Harlem (neighborhood in NY)

    • Center for African American musicians, artist, and writers.

      • Langston Hughes (poet)

    • *this period became known as the Harlem Renaissance)

      • A renaissance is a time when there is new interest in art, literature, music, and learning

New kinds of entertainment
New Kinds of Entertainment

  • Radio

    • The first radio broadcast reported the results of the 1920 presidential election.

      • Warren Harding WON!

      • A broadcast is a program sent out over a radio or television station.

    • Music, comedy shows, and mystery shows

Early aviators
Early Aviators

  • Wright Brothers (1903)

  • 1920’s long distance flights

    • An aviator is a person who flies an airplane.

Problems of the 1920 s
Problems of the 1920’s

  • Prejudice

    • African Americans, Asian Americans, and Mexican Americans

  • KKK (Ku Klux Klan)

    • Spread hatred against

      • Immigrants, African Americans, Jewish people, and Catholics

      • 5 million members by the mid-1920’s

      • Brave people spoke out against the KKK

        • By 1929 its membership had decreased.


  • Problem

    • 18th Amendment

      • Ratified in 1917

      • It made selling and drinking alcoholic beverages illegal.

      • The time that this was in effect is called the Prohibition Era.

        • Prohibition means the act of forbidding something.

      • Criminals made/sold alcohol.

      • Repealed with the 21st amendment in 1933.


  • 1920’s

    • Electric Appliances

    • Radio

    • Prohibition

    • Harlem Renaissance

Show what you know time
Show What You Know Time!

  • How did women’s lives change during the 1920’s?

    A. a prejudice developed against them

    B. They worked outside of the home.

    C. The 19th Amendment was passed and they couldn’t attend universities.

    D. They had more work to do at home.

Show what you know time1
Show What You Know Time!

  • The first radio broadcast reported the president election of __________ in ______.

    A. Hoover, 1922

    B. Coolidge, 1921

    C. Harding, 1920

    D. none of the above

Show what you know time2
Show What You Know Time!

  • _______ is a style of music that uses improvisation.

    A. Pop

    B. Jazz

    C. Rock

    D. Classical

Show what you know time3
Show What You Know Time!

  • _______ led to violence and crimes in many cities.

    A. unemployment

    B. Debt

    C. Aviator

    D. Prohibition

Show what you know time4
Show What You Know Time!

  • The Harlem Renaissance was when Harlem became a center for African American musicians, artist, and writers such as the poet _______.

    A. Henry Ford

    B. Herbert Hoover

    C. Eleanor Roosevelt

    D. Langston Hughes



  • Radio Show!

    • Louis Armstrong and his hot 5


    • Commercials