*Also known as the "Roaring Twenties" *It was a time of opulence and over-indulgence *Women acted and dressed more rebelliously
*Alcohol was made illegal *The wealthy could still obtain alcohol from secretive bars called "speakeasies"
F. Scott Fitzgerald
*Organized crime was how many gangsters made money smuggling alcohol during Prohibition *Gangsters controlled a private distribution system in order to be more discreet with selling of alcohol *President Harding did little to interfere with any gangster activities going on
*The Jazz Era became popular at the time *Jazz was completely different from the music around previously
*Became one of the "primary spokesmen" for the Jazz Age *People felt that he understood and spoke to their generation *He was considered one of America's greatest writers, especially to this day
*Many people started spending more money and allowed the economy to grow approximately 42 percent *Wealthy people were able to sneak around alcohol laws *Jazz music became more popular and well known throughout society