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  • Dress & Fashion
  • Prohibition
  • Organized Crime
  • The women in the 20's began to break the traditional roles most people lived by. They wore shorter skirts and more revealing clothes. Most women cut their hair into a bob and wore fancy hats or headbands along with their colorful attire.
  • Music
  • Prohibition during the 1920's made the purchase and consumption of alcohol illegal. This put no stop to the wealthy, who could still obtain alcohol. This ban on alcohol brought start to the gangster era. 
  • F. Scott Fitzgerald
  • Organized crime started around the time of the gangster era. Illegal passing of alcohol led to wealth of gangsters. They had secret bars and secret alcohol sales, called bootlegging. 
  • Lifestyle
  •  The music introduced in the 1920's was something they had never heard before. It brought the popularity of jazz and different sounds into people's every day lives. The music had people dancing like they hadn't before and brought true excitement into the Roaring Twenties with people such as "flappers".
  • Fitz was born and raised in St. Paul, MN and was later sent to prep school in NJ, and then continued on to Princeton University. He met and married Zelda Sayre in 1920 and was with her until things went bad. Fits was popular for his writing s and for seeing the generation in a way like no other. He later died of a heart attack and was named a hero for some of his work, such as The Great Gatsby. 
  • People in the 1920's began to branch out and explore the new culture around them by moving from farms into the big cities. New business was brought to America thanks to the wealth and great spending of the pleasure seeking public. The nation's wealth nearly doubled in the 1920's and brought many individuals into a new society. 
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