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Society in the 1920s. THE “ROARING TWENTIES”. Women-. Shed the ties to their past Defined their individuality: use of make-up, cutting their hair, & wearing shorter skirts They also began smoking & drinking in public. THE FLAPPER. Fads and Crazes-.

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society in the 1920s

Society in the 1920s

THE “ROARING TWENTIES”

women
Women-
  • Shed the ties to their past
  • Defined their individuality: use of make-up, cutting their hair, & wearing shorter skirts
  • They also began smoking & drinking in public
fads and crazes
Fads and Crazes-
  • Flagpole sitting- people competed for records
  • Slang- a new vocabulary emerged
  • Dance marathons- the CHARLESTON!
  • Games- Ouija boards, crossword puzzles
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Charles Lindbergh flew from NY to Paris in 1927; first solo trans-Atlantic flight. It took him 33 ½ hours. Greatly promoted the new aviation industry.
sports in the 1920s
Sports in the 1920s-
  • BOXING- Jack Dempsey became a heavyweight champion in 1921.
  • BASEBALL- Babe Ruth, played for both the Boston Red Sox & New York Yankees
  • In addition to watching sports, people also participated in recreational activities in greater numbers.
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