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What does this 1920’s magazine cover indicate about life & culture during the 1920’s? (write your response). Do Now!. How did CULTURAL CHANGES influence American Society During the 1920's?. Do Now!.

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What does this 1920’s magazine cover indicate about life & culture during the 1920’s?(write your response)

Do Now!

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How did CULTURAL CHANGES

influence American Society

During the 1920's?

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Do Now!

  • How has the computer and the internet changed our society?(Explain your answer in paragraph form)
social changes 1920 s
Social Changes/1920’s
  • A ban on alcohol
    • Prohibition
  • New rights for women
    • Women’s suffrage
  • New inventions that bring social change
    • Automobile
    • Radio
    • Moving pictures (The movies)
what were the positive and negative effects of prohibition
Positive effects

Alcoholism declined

Liver diseases caused by liquor declined

Decrease in family problems brought on by alcohol

Negative effects

Rise in organized crime

Gangsters earned big profits selling illegal liquor

Lawlessness in big cities

Gangsters fought among themselves in turf wars

What were the positive and negative effects of prohibition?
why was prohibition repealed
Why was prohibition repealed?
  • The ban reduced drinking but never stopped it
  • Respect for the law was undermined
  • Americans were buying liquor in speakeasies or from bootleggers
  • By 1933, the 21st amendment repealed the 18th amendment
    • The 18th amendment is the only amendment ever to be repealed
new rights for women
New Rights for Women
  • How did the 19th amendment (women’s right to vote) transform American politics?
    • Voting population doubled
    • Politicians had to appeal to women’s issues
      • Concerns about children, family, and education
  • Women fight for other legal rights
    • Entrance into professional schools and control over their own income
  • Some women chose to continue working outside the home after WWI
    • Others return to house work
  • Women’s rights movement gains ground
new inventions automobile
New Inventions/Automobile
  • Impact of the automobile
    • Mass production and cheaper prices made automobiles more affordable for the middle class
    • More people purchased cars, more car companies were created, new jobs created
    • Other car companies improve on Ford’s production methods (allowing more choices in autos & options)
new inventions automobile9
Economic Effects

Growth in jobs (auto industry & related industries)

Steel, rubber, and oil industries

Roads and highways are built (more new jobs!)

Gas stations, hotels, and restaurants sprang up across the country (more new jobs!)

New industries create new jobs

Social Effects

Growth of suburbs

People could live outside the city and drive to work (commute)

Driving gave women more freedom

Easier to travel and communicate with other cities & towns

New Inventions/Automobile
new inventions entertainment
New Inventions/Entertainment
  • Movies
      • The motion picture industry boomed in Hollywood, California
      • Millions of Americans went to the movies weekly
      • At first there were silent films, The Jazz Singer was the first “talkie”
  • Radio
      • Brought family entertainment directly into the home
        • Comedies, dramas, westerns, news, music, and sports shows
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Radio Days

SUSPENSE SHOWS

POPULAR SONGS

NEWS

Advertisements

SPORTS

  • How did radio change US society?
  • Created a new lifestyle
    • Families gathered around the radio for entertainment & information
    • News traveled faster, revolutionized advertising, entertainment, politics
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CONCLUSION
  • How did cultural changes influence American society during the 1920’s?
    • Prohibition caused an increase in organized crime (organized crime remained after repeal)
    • Women’s right to vote forever changed American politics
    • Women’s role in society begins to change
      • New roles/professions outside the home
    • New inventions created new industries and put more people to work/radio changed communication