The American Jazz Age
Updated: 5/28/2021
The American Jazz Age

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  • Fashion
  • Speakeasies
  • Organized Crime
  • Fashion during the Jazz Age was really popular. The women fashion became more modern. They wore dresses that were loose and short. They also had a short bobbed hairstyle. These modern women were called flappers. The men typically wore a three piece suit.
  • Music
  • The speakeasies were secrets bars. They were part of a bootlegging system. Illegal alcohol were sold in these bars.
  • F. Scott Fitzgerald
  • They control illegal liquor traffic. They also control the speakeasies. The gangsters also were involved in extortion, protection rackets, and prostitution.
  • Wealthy Lifestyles of the 1920’s
  • The Jazz age music consisted of jazz, blues, swing, dance band, and ragtime. The majority of the music originated from African American culture and heritage. Jazz was the most popular music. Louis Armstrong and Duke Ellington were the most popular musicians. Jazz music influenced fashion, culture, and dance.
  • F. Scott Fitzgerald was one the most popular writers in the Jazz Age. He had a turbulent marriage with Zelda Sayre. He was married four times. He is most popular for his novel The Great Gatsby.
  • Wealthy lifestyles in the 1920s consist of people that own mansions. Speakeasies owner became wealthy. Flappers were considered to have a wealthy lifestyle. People that were able to afford cars.