The Roaring 20 s Essay

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The Roaring 20’s
-Mario Snyder

Roaring Twenties

Is a term sometimes used to refer to the 1920s in the United States, characterizing the decade's distinctive cultural edge in New York
City, Chicago, Los
Angeles and many other major cities during a period of sustained economic prosperity.


is the legal act of prohibiting the manufacture, storage, transportation and sale of alcohol and alcoholic beverages.
The term can also apply to the periods in the histories of the countries during which the prohibition of alcohol was enforced. Marcus Garvey

was a Jamaican political leader, publisher, journalist, entrepreneur, and orator who was a staunch proponent of the Black nationalism and
Pan-Africanism movements, to which end he founded the
Universal Negro Improvement
Association and African
Communities League (UNIAACL). He founded the Black
Star Line, which promoted the return of the African diaspora to their ancestral lands.

Louis Armstrong

Was an American jazz trumpeter and singer from
New Orleans, Louisiana.
Coming to prominence in the 1920s as an
"inventive" trumpet and cornet player, Armstrong was a foundational influence in jazz, shifting the focus of the music from collective improvisation to solo performance.

Duke Ellington

Was an American composer, pianist and bandleader of jazz orchestras. His career spanned over 50 years, leading his orchestra from 1923 until he died.Though widely considered to have been a pivotal figure in the history of jazz, Ellington himself embraced the phrase "beyond category" as a "liberating principle", and referred his music to the more general category of
"American Music", rather than to a musical genre such as "jazz"


Is a type of AfricanAmerican music that originated in the late nineteenth and early twentieth century in the
Southern United States as a combinination of European harmony and forms with
African musical elements such as blue notes, improvisation, polyrhythms, syncopation and the swung note.

Scopes Monkey Trial

Formally known as The
State of Tennessee v. John
Thomas Scopes and commonly referred to as the Scopes Monkey Trial, was a famous American legal case in 1925 in which a high school teacher, John
Scopes, was accused of violating Tennessee's
Butler Act, which made it unlawful to teach human evolution in any statefunded school.

Charles Lindbergh

As a result of this flight,
Lindbergh was the first person in history to be in
New York one day and
Paris the next.
Lindbergh, a U.S. Army
Air Corps Reserve officer, was also awarded the nation's highest military decoration, the Medal of
Honor, for his historic exploit. Flapper

were a "new breed" of young Western women in the 1920s who wore short skirts, bobbed their hair, listened to jazz, and flaunted their disdain for what was then considered acceptable behavior.

Amelia Earhart

Was an American aviation pioneer and author. Earhart was the first female aviator to fly solo across the
Atlantic Ocean.
She received the
U.S. Distinguished
Flying Cross for this record

Harlem Renaissance

Was a cultural movement that spanned the 1920s.
At the time, it was known as the "New Negro
Movement", named after the 1925 anthology by
Alain Locke. The
Movement also included the new African-American cultural expressions across the urban areas in the
Northeast and Midwest
United States affected by the Great Migration.

Jack Dempsey

Was an American professional boxer and cultural icon of the
1920s. He held the World
Heavyweight Championship from
1919 to 1926. Dempsey's aggressive style and exceptional punching power made him one of the most popular boxers in history. Many of his fights set financial and attendance records, including the first million dollar gate. Babe Ruth

George Herman "Babe"
Ruth, Jr., nicknamed "the
Bambino" and "the Sultan of Swat", was an American outfielder and pitcher who played 22 seasons in
Major League Baseball, from 1914 to 1935.

Temperance Movement