The American Jazz Era

The American Jazz Era

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  • 1920's Dress/Fashion
  • Prohibition Laws
  • "American Gangster"
  • The 1920's Fashion trends were the shorter, low-waisted dresses and revealing styles worn by the Flappers, the 'bobbed' hairstyles, cloche hats, the casual, haphazard fashion of a mixture of brightly colored clothes, scarves and stockings.
  • 1920's Music/Roaring 20's
  • Prohibition, legal prevention of the manufacture, sale, and transportation of alcoholic beverages in the United States from 1920 to 1933 under the terms of the Eighteenth Amendment.
  • F. Scott Fitzgerald
  • Illegal liquor traffic is what led to the wealth of gangsters, controlled speakeasies which were secret bars,controlled private distribution systems ( bootlegging ). With the illegal liquor came: graft, extortion, protection, rackets and prostitution. It was a basis for organized crime.
  • Jazz Era/Lifestyle
  • African American jazz culture has an amazing influence upon popular culture in the 1920s due to the availability of these recordings to white, upper middle class listeners. A New Jazz Culture: Jazz music influenced all aspects of society.
  • F. Scott Fitzgerald an American short-story writer and novelist famous for his depictions of the Jazz Age, his most brilliant novel being The Great Gatsby.
  • The 1920s were an age of dramatic social and political change. For the first time, more Americans lived in cities than on farms. The nation's total wealth more than doubled between 1920 and 1929, and this economic growth swept many Americans.
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