Jazz Age Story board

Jazz Age Story board

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  • Dress and Fashion
  • Music
  • Prohibition
  • Jazz had a big influence on fashion in the 1920's. This introduced the Flapper Dress and became a part of women's fashion. Women who used this fashion were called flappers since where wearing the Flapper dresses.
  • F. Scott Fitzgerald
  • The Jazz age was a golden age for the Jazz genre in the 1920s. The Women's Liberation Movement was furthered by this and it provided rebellion against society. Jazz is very important to black history because blacks have found comfort and peace in their music.
  • Organized Crime
  • Prohibition during the Jazz Age made alcohol illegal and was considered a "Moral Triumph" of the Rural Middle Class. Prohibition of alcohol made a little difference for wealthy people. Unfortunately alcohol could still be obtained for prices and the Gangster-Era soon began from this. 
  • Lifestyle
  • F. Scott Fitzgerald became a "Primary Spokesman" during the Jazz Age and was one of America's greatest Writers. He was born and raised in St. Paul, MN, went to prep school in New Jersey, and served in the military for three years. In 1940, when he was 44 years old, he died from a heart-attack.
  • Illegal liquor traffic lead to the wealth of gangsters in the Gangster-Era. Gangsters also controlled speakeasies, which were secret bars, and private distribution systems, which is called bootlegging. The illegal liquor came graft, extortion, prostitution, and protection rackets. All of this was the basis for organized crime.
  • The Jazz Age a time of opulence and over-indulgence and often marked by prohibition. This time was also called the Jazz Era because it references the type of music that was so popular at the time. The Jazz Era soon came to and end during the Stock Market Crash in 1929 and the country was thrown into the Great Depression. 
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