Jazz Age

Jazz Age

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  • Dress/Fashion
  • Prohibition
  • Organized Crime
  • The most common image of fashion for this era was a "Flapper." A Flapper was a fashionable young woman intent on enjoying herself and flouting conventional standards of behavior. For men, the attire was pretty much the same as today. Classic sophistication with a little fun. Neutral color suits with patterns, and vibrant colored accesories.
  • Music
  • Prohibition made the purchase and consumption of alcohol illegal. Prohibiting alcohol made little difference to the wealthy, alcohol could still be acquired just for a price. Prohibition gave rise to the gangster era.
  • F. Scott Fitzgerald
  • Organized crime  is a category of transnational, national, or local groupings of highly centralized business run by criminals who intend to engage in illegal activity, most commonly for money and profit. 
  • Lifestyle
  • During the jazz age, jazz music and dance emerged. Large numbers of jazz musicians migrated from New Orleans to northern cities. As time progressed, jazz rose in popularity and helped generate a cultural shift. Because of its popularity in speakeasies, and emergence of more advanced recording devices, jazz became very popular in a short amount of time, with stars including Duke Ellington, Cab Calloway, and Chick Webb. 
  • Born and raised in St. Paul, MN. Later sent to prep school in New Jersey, and then Princeton University. Then served in the ARMY from 1917-1919 but never went overseas. He became one of the "primary spokesman" for the jazz age. He is considered to be one of America's greatest writers, even to this day. People of the time felt he understood and spoke to their generation.
  • People during this time were considered to have extra money. New inventions were being created and they couldn't wait to purchase them. They spent money on clothes, home appliances, alcohol and other consumer goods. People went to movies and jazz concerts for entertainment.
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