Hello! I'm Adrian, I will be walking you through some of the biggest events in U.S. History.
We are going to discuss the events of the 1920's. There are many interesting things in this era that are very great to learn!
Sports were very popular in the 1920's. A baseball player named Babe Ruth was very good at the sport and well-known. A problem was the African American players could not play do to there skin color. It was one of the most watched sports in the U.S.
Babe Ruth was one of the best players of the time. You changed baseball forever.
Yes indeed I was. I Changed the way people get entertainment in the 20's.
Charlie Chaplin was big in the 1920's. He made a lot of parodies about war. Movies were a big form of entertainment. The impact was making ""talkies" a new form of movie with noise.
Hey Charlie, I like how you improved. Your movies were different.
Thank you! I was in many movies. I was interested into acting since a little boy. Movies were big in this era.
Flapper were women who liked to live freely. They dressed differently and had new styles. Many women were involved in this new trend. Men didn't approve of these new styles. It impacted many people in the 20's because women were caged for so long.
I think its cool that you live free. Women were finally becoming free. Did you enjoy this new trend?
Yes indeed! Women were finally getting the freedom they deserved for so long.
Gangsters were big in this era. They hide alcohol in under ground hidden bars called speakeasies. Al Capone was a big time gang leader. These so called gangsters gave police a hard time. Impact was all the criminal acts being occurred.
Al Capone you were a very known criminal. Smuggling alcohol was big for you. Why did you do it?
I didn't like living by the rules. I wanted to be my own boss. Smuggling was also good way of making easy money.
The Harlem Renaissance was very important to African Americans. It gave them a sense of freedom and hope. Louis Armstrong changed the Jazz Age for sure. Many white folks didn't except this. This changed the race issue a lot but there would still continue to be race problems in the future.
This was a way of change toward acceptance of other races. People now had many new ways of expressing them selves. what do you think?
Yes! This movement changed the way African Americans lived their lives. With lots of changes involved.