The Jazz Age

The Jazz Age

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  • Fashion 
  • Prohibition
  • Organized Crime
  • During the Jazz Era, women began to evolve from the shadows because they've been granted the right to vote by the 19th Amendment. Flapper was a word used for women that went against traditional social norms by smoking, drinking, and other 'unladylike' behaviors. 
  • Music
  • During the Jazz Era, alcohol was prohibited by the 18th Amendment. Prohibiting the selling of alcohol made no difference to the rich. The wealthy could find easy ways to get what they wanted. Which gave a rise to the gangster era.
  • F. Scott Fitzgerald 
  • The Illegal selling of alcohol was the start of the American Gangster Era. The gangster own speakeasies which were considered secret bars where they sold alcohol illegally, smoked, and sold drugs. The gangsters also controlled private distribution systems considered bootlegging. 
  • Lifestyle 
  • During the Jazz Era, music was very popular. No one knew where the music came from. The Jazz was a completely new sound that no one's ever heard before.
  • F. Scott Fitzgerald became the primary spokesperson for the Jazz Era. Fitzgerald is considered one of America's greatest writers, to this day. Fitzgerald married Zelda Sayre, they were later considered each other's worst enemies. Zelda Sayre was also a gifted writer Jealousy drove them into alcohol-fueled fits.
  • The 1920's were an age of dramatic social and political change. For the first time, many Americans lived in cities rather than on farms. The 1920's also known as the roaring twenties was a time when many people defied prohibition, indulged in new styles of dancing, dressing, and rejected many traditional moral standards.  
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