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Title: The Roaring Twenties


1
The Roaring Twenties
  • The Jazz Age

2
  • FACTS about this decade.
  • 106,521,537 people in the United States 
  • 2,132,000 unemployed, Unemployment 5.2 
  • Life expectancy  Male 53.6,   Female 54.6 
  • 343,000 in military (down from 1,172,601 in
    1919) 
  • Average annual earnings 1236  Teacher's salary 
    970 
  • Illiteracy rate reached a new low of 6 of the
    population.  
  • Gangland crime included murder, swindles,
    racketeering 
  • It took 13 days to reach California from New
    York  There were 387,000 miles of paved road. 

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Warren G. Harding, Rep.
  • Harding died while in office, perhaps due to the
    scandals that dogged his presidency. Chief
    scandal was the Teapot Dome oil leasing by his
    Sec. Of the Interior, Albert Fall. His V.P.,
    Silent Calvin Coolidge became our next
    president.

4
Teapot Dome Scandal
  • Sec. Of the Interior, Albert Fall, leased the
    Naval oil reserves WITHOUT competitive bidding.
  • He became the first presidential cabinet member
    to go to jail.

5
Gertrude Ederle
  • First woman to swim the English Channel (20
    miles). Broke the mens record by over 2 hours
    this record stood for 35 years!

6
Calvin Coolidge - 30th Pres. Republican Party
  • Kellogg-Briand Treaty was one of his
    accomplishments. The Kellogg-Briand Treaty would
    supposedly outlaw war. Ironically Adolph Hitler
    was beginning his climb to power in Germany.

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Gertrude Stein
  • Woman writer who coined the phrase The Lost
    Generation to describe the Americans who moved
    to Europe (mostly France) in despair over
    conditions in America. These Americans are known
    as ex-patriots

9
Henry Ford
  • His Model T was also known as a Tin Lizzie or a
    flivver. He changed America forever, thanks to
    his electric assembly line to mass produce cars.

10
The Model T
  • Could go just about anywhere and for only around
    300 bucks!

11
A model T
  • But its not black!!

12
The changes made by the car
  • Highway system was built for cars
  • Motels were created for car travelers
  • Fast food restaurants were developed
  • Jobs created
  • service/gas stations - rubber industry (tires)
  • tourism flourished - need for motels, food
  • parking garages
  • buses and taxi cabs

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Charles Lucky Lindbergh
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  • Charles Lucky Lindberg flew from the U.S. to
    France, alone, for a 25,000 prize.
  • He was one of the greatest heroes of the 20s.
  • He plane was named THE SPIRIT OF ST. LOUIS.

15
Amelia Earhart
  • Our first woman to fly solo across the Atlantic.
  • Amelia is another symbol of womens
    rights…sometimes she was referred to as Lady
    Lindy.

16
  • President Herbert Hoover and Amelia Earhart,
    famous aviatrix (female pilot)

17
  • Marcus Garvey began the back to Africa
    movement. Although the movement failed, he
    provided African Americans a new sense of pride

18
Harlem Renaissance
  • Langston Hughes was a great African American
    writer and poet. He was religious and had a deep
    respect for women. He loved Harlem and lived
    there until he died in 1967.

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Dream Deferred by Langston Hughes
  • What happens to a dream deferred? Does it dry
    up Like a raisin in the sun? Or fester like a
    sore-- And then run? Does it stink like rotten
    meat? Or crust and sugar over-- like a syrupy
    sweet? Maybe it just sags like a heavy load. Or
    does it explode?

20
Countee Cullen
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Incident by Countee Cullen
  • Once riding in old Baltimore, Heart-filled,
    head-filled with glee, I saw a Baltimorean Keep
    looking straight at me.
  • Now I was eight and very small, And he was no
    whit bigger, And so I smiled, but he poked
    out His tongue, and called me, "Nigger."
  • I saw the whole of Baltimore From May until
    December Of all the things that happened
    there That's all that I remember.

22
Bessie Smith, blues singer
23
Duke Ellington
  • One of the all time great Jazz musicians and
    composers.

24
Texas Guinan - speakeasy owner
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  • All Wet - Describes an erroneous idea or
    individual, as in, "he's all wet."
  • Applesauce - an expletive (curse) same as
    horse-feathers, As in "Ah applesauce!"
  • Bee's Knees - An extraordinary person, thing,
    idea the ultimate.
  • Berries - That which is attractive or pleasing
    similar to bee's knees, As in "It's the berries."

  • Big Cheese - The most important or influential
    person boss. Same as big shot.
  • Blind Date - going out with someone you do not
    know
  • Bluenose - An excessively puritanical person, a
    prude
  • Bump Off - To murder, To kill.
  • Cake-Eater - An effete (sissy) ladies' man, or
    someone who attends tea parties.
  • Carry a Torch - To have a crush on someone.
  • Cat's Pajamas - Same as cat's meow.

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  • Cheaters - Eyeglasses.
  • Crush - An infatuation.
  • Dogs - feet.
  • Drugstore Cowboy - a guy that hangs around on a
    street corner trying to pick up girls
  • Dumb Dora - a stupid female.
  • Fall Guy - Victim of a frame.
  • Flapper - A stylish, brash, hedonistic young
    woman with short skirts and shorter hair.
  • Flat Tire - A dull witted, insipid, disappointing
    date. Same as pill, pickle, drag, rag, oilcan.
  • Frame - To give false evidence, to set up
    someone.
  • Gams - A woman's legs.

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  • Giggle Water - An intoxicating beverage alcohol.

  • Gin Mill - An establishment where hard liquor is
    sold bar.
  • Hard Boiled - a tough, strong guy.
  • Heebie-Jeebies - The jitters.
  • High-Hat - To snub.
  • Hooch - Bootleg liquor
  • Hoofer - Dancer.
  • Hotsy-Totsy - Pleasing.
  • Jake - OK, as in, "Everything is Jake."
  • Jalopy - Old car.
  • Joint - A club, usually selling alcohol.
  • Keen - Attractive or appealing.
  • Sheik - A man with sex appeal (from the Valentino
    movies).

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  • Kisser - Mouth.
  • Line - Insincere flattery.
  • Lounge Lizard - a guy that is sexually active.
  • Moll - A gangster's girl.
  • Neck - Kissing with passion.
  • Ossified - a drunk person.
  • Pet - Same as neck, but more so.
  • Pinch - To arrest.
  • Pushover - A person easily convinced or seduced.

  • Ritzy - Elegant (from the hotel).
  • Scram - Ask someone to leave immediately.
  • Sheba - A woman with sex appeal (from the move
    Queen of Sheba) or (e.g. Clara Bow).

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  • Speakeasy - An illicit bar selling bootleg
    liquor.
  • Spiffy - An elegant appearance.
  • Struggle Buggy - the backseat of a car. A
    parent's worst nightmare.
  • Stuck On - Having a crush on.
  • Swanky - Ritzy.
  • Swell - Wonderful. Also a rich man.
  • Take for a Ride - To drive off with someone in
    order to bump them off.
  • Torpedo - A hired gun.
  • Upchuck - To vomit when one has drunk too much.
  • Whoopee - To have a good time.

30
Frank Lloyd Wright
  • Famous architect who believed a home should fit
    in with its environment, using natural materials
    and appearance

31
Chrysler Building-NYC
32
William Jennings Bryan
  • Ran for president 3 times, Bryan prosecuted John
    Scopes in the Monkey Trial. He won, but the
    victory was considered hollow. He died a few
    days after the trial.

33
Clarence Darrow Bryan
34
Suffragettes fighting for the vote
35
Margaret Sanger
  • Pioneered the first birth control program in the
    U.S. Was arrested for handing out pornography

36
The Flapper
37
Shoeless Joe Jackson
  • Baseballs first major scandal-a fix on the world
    series -
  • say it aint so, Joe!

38
The Red Scare
  • The Palmer raids - many Russian immigrants were
    arrested and sent back to the U.S.S.R., even tho
    they had done no wrong. We would have another
    Red Scare in the 1950s.

39
Prohibition - Volstead Act
  • The 18th amendment prohibited the sale and
    consumption of alcoholic beverages. This law
    helped to increase organized crime and the rise
    of the mobsters...

40
Al Scarface Capone
  • One of Chicagos most notorious gangsters! He
    was responsible for the St. Valentines Day
    Massacre. He died of syphilis.

41
Thompson Submachine gun
  • Also known as the tommy gun-
  • gangsters favorite weapon

42
St. Valentines day massacre
43
  • Charlie Chaplin was one of the greatest film
    comedians. His character, The little tramp
    combined comedy with sadness.

44
The first talking picture
  • The Jazz Singer was the first talking motion
    picture. Although studio executives thought
    talkies were just a temporary fad, they were
    wrong!

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George Gershwin
  • Gershwin made Jazz acceptable to white audiences.
    Some of his most famous works are Porgy and
    Bess, an American opera and Rhapsody in Blue

47
Babe Ruth
  • One of the NY Yankees famous murderers of
    murderers row also known as the Sultan of Swat
    and the Big Bambino

48
Benjamin O. Davis
  • First African American to achieve the rank of
    General in the army (1940s). Taught military
    tactics at Tuskegee Institute.
  • His son became the 1st Af. Am. Air Force General.

49
Flapper fashions
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Ku Klux Klan
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Fatty Arbuckle
  • One of the great Hollywood scandals of the 20s.
    Arbuckle was a popular movie star who was accused
    of raping and murdering a young starlet. Found
    innocent, his career was still ruined.

53
Sacco and Vanzetti
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Found guilty!
  • Of being Italian anarchists

55
F. Scott Fitzgerald
  • Considered one of the great writers of the 20s,
    Fitzgerald and his wife, Zelda, were famous for
    their boozing and partying. His greatest work may
    be THE GREAT GATSBY.

56
Harry Houdini escape artist
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The Oxford Bags
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Marion Davies (Hearsts sweetie)
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Douglas Fairbanks, Sr. 1st Zorro
60
Mary Pickford, Americas Sweetheart
61
Clara Bow it girl
62
Lon Chaney The Man of 1,000 Faces
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Rudolph Valentino 30,000 women attended his
funeral
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Greta Garbo I want to be alone
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Will Rogers - humorist
  • Live in such a way that you would not be ashamed
    to sell your parrot to the town gossip.
  • All I know is what I read in the papers.
  • A fool and his money are soon elected.
  • There's no trick to being a humorist when you
    have the whole government working for you.
  • Half our life is spent trying to find something
    to do with the time we have rushed through life
    trying to save.
  • Everything is funny as long as it is happening to
    somebody else. The income tax has made more
    liars out of the American people than golf has.

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  • We don't know what we want, but we are ready to
    bite somebody to get it.
  • We can't all be heroes because somebody has to
    sit on the curb and clap as they go by.
  • I don't make jokes. I just watch the government
    and report the facts.

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  • I never met a man I didn't like
  • All I know is what I read in the papers
  • Presidents become great, but they have to be made
    Presidents first
  • Ammunition beats persuasion when you are looking
    for freedom
  • I am a peace man. I haven't got any use for wars
    and there is no more humor in 'em than there is
    reason for 'em
  • Diplomacy is the art of saying nice doggy until
    you can pick up a rock.

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  • No man is great if he thinks he is.
  • Everybody is ignorant. Only on different
    subjects.
  • If stupidity got us in to this mess, how come it
    can't get us out?
  • Even if you're on the right track, you'll get run
    over if you just sit there.
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