The Jazz Age

The Jazz Age

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  • Fashion of the 1920's
  • Speakeasies
  • Organized Crime
  • In the 1920's the fashion went into a completely different direction. Flappers went from long dress and long hair to short hair and dresses, then the men wore short sleeved suit jackets. They would go out dancing and showing off their oufits.
  • Music
  • Since the start of prohibition little secret bars began popping up everywhere. The gansters had control over these little bars. They would have people do something secret in order to get in and drink alcohol freely.
  • F. Scott Fitzgerald
  • Prohibition did the opposite of its job and gave rise to organized crime. Gangster would run illegal things like prostitute rings and speakeasies. This brought wealth to that type of life which caused more organzied crime to come about. They would get most of their money by selling of illegal things or by extortion.
  • Wealthy Lifestyles
  • The music was made as a completely different genre then what americans were used to. It was used to express African American culture. The best genre was jazz and that was used primarily by African Americans, for example, Louis Armstrong.
  • F Scott Fitzgerald was one of the writer that came from this era. He was one of the few, though, that actually made people feel like he was speaking directly to them. They considered him the "primary spokemen" of the Jazz Age
  • Since the 20s was mostly a time started by the celebration of the ending of WWI, people were spending a lot of money. They bought fancy clothes and alcohol and they even threw extravagent parties for on another. This thime was just about having fun and spending a lot of money.
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