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  1. The Great Gatsbyby F. Scott Fitzgerald

  2. The Life of F. Scott Fitzgerald • Born: Sept 24, 1896 • Named after ancestor (Francis Scott Key) • 1913 - enrolled in Princeton University (didn’t graduate) • 1917 – enlisted in army • Fell in love with Zelda Sayre • She agreed to marry him once he was a success • 1920 – his book This Side of Paradise is published

  3. The Life of F. Scott Fitzgerald (cont.) • The book is successful; Zelda agrees to marry him • Daughter – Frances • 1925 – The Great Gatsby • Parties and alcoholism • Zelda’s breakdown and death • Died: 1940 (heart attack)

  4. Great Gatsby Information • Time period – 1920’s • Setting – East Egg, West Egg, NYC • List of Main Characters • Nick Carraway (narrator) • Tom Buchanan • Daisy Fay Buchanan • Jordan Baker • Jay Gatsby • George Wilson • Myrtle Wilson

  5. Prohibition • The Eighteenth Amendment (1919) to the Constitution forbade the manufacture, sale, import, or export of intoxicating liquors. • The Twenty-first Amendment (1933) repealed the Eighteenth Amendment. ALCOHOL

  6. The Roaring Twenties • Prohibition • Speakeasies • Bootlegging • Organized Crime • Jazz Age • Dancing • Flappers • Women’s rights

  7. 1920 • More people in the city than in the country • # of radios in homes – 2,000 • First radio broadcast aired • Harlem Renaissance begins • League of Nations established • 19th Amendment – women granted the right to vote in the US

  8. 1921 • Warren G. Harding is inaugurated as President of the United States of America • Knee length skirts become fashionable • The first Miss America pageant • First drive-in food place

  9. 1922 • Flapper dress makes its debut • Speakeasies in NYC = 5,000 • First radio commercial broadcast

  10. 1923 • Hollywood sign goes up • Americans see on avg. 1 movie/week • President Harding dies • Vice President Coolidge becomes President • 15 million cars registered in the US • Charleston dance becomes popular

  11. 1924 • # of radios in US homes – 2.5 million • 1st Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade • Coolidge is reelected

  12. 1925 • Fitzgerald publishes The Great Gatsby • Hitler publishes Mein Kampf • The first woman Governor of a U.S. state (Wyoming) is elected. • The Scopes Trial • Evolution in schools debate • First trial broadcast over the radio • Frisbie invented

  13. 1926 • 40 hour work week (used to be 84 hour) • 1 in 6 Americans owns a car • 1st supermarket • Mae West – arrested for moving navel during play • US woman swims the English Channel • Deaths due to bad booze in NYC = 750

  14. 1927 • Charles Lindbergh flies solo across the Atlantic Ocean • First talking movie (The Jazz Singer) • Telephone service is opened between New York City and London (AT&T) • Speakeasies in NYC = 30,000 • Deaths due to bad booze in 1 hospital in NYC on New Year’s Eve = 41

  15. 1927 (continued) • Al “Scarface” Capone earnings • $100 million – alcohol sales • $30 million – protection business • $25 million – gambling • $10 million – vice and sundry rackets

  16. 1928 • U.S. signs Briand-Kellogg Pact - outlawing war • Amelia Earhart flies across the Atlantic • Women compete for the first time in Olympic field events • Penicillin discovered • 1st televisions are sold - $75 • Mickey Mouse in first cartoon • Divorce rate – 1 in 6 marriages

  17. 1929 • Empire State Building construction begins • Speakeasies in NYC = 32,000 – 100,000 • Speakeasies in Chicago = 10,000 • Valentine’s Day Massacre • “Bugs” Moran gang killed by Al Capone’s men • Car radio invented • Stock Market crash • October 29 • “Black Tuesday” • $9 billion lost on that one day

  18. 1920’s compared to today

  19. 1920’s compared to today

  20. 1920’s compared to today

  21. 1920’s compared to today

  22. 1920’s compared to today

  23. 1920’s compared to today

  24. 1920’s compared to today

  25. 1920’s compared to today

  26. 1920’s compared to today

  27. 1920’s compared to today

  28. Bibliography • http://www.princeton.edu/pr/pictures/a-f/fitzgerald-f-scott/fitzgerald-med.jpg • http://images.google.com/imgres?imgurl=http://www.shortstory.by.ru/fitzgerald • http://library.thinkquest.org/C005846/introduction/introduction.htm • http://scriptorium.lib.duke.edu/adaccess/timeline-1926.html • http://www.defenselink.mil/photos/Feb2003/030114-O-0000D-001.html • http://disney.go.com/disneyvideos/animatedfilms/incredibles/ • www.theconnection.org/.../ 04/20040402_b_main.asp • http://www.apple.com/ipod/ • http://www.cadillac.com/cadillacjsp/models/gallery.jsp?model=escalade • www.allsports.com/ mlb/yankees/frommer42.htm • http://www.signonsandiego.com/sports/baseball/20050323-9999-1s23bonds.html

  29. Assignment • What would the US be without the following 1920’s events/inventions? • Pick one from the following list and write 50 words in your journal explaining your opinion. • Radio • Car radio • Television • Miss America Pageant • Prohibition • Fast food places • 40 hour work week • Skyscrapers • Penicillin