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The artifacts listed under this collection are all an important part of what made the 1920s unique and "radical" compared to the years prior.
The change in woman was a fundamental part of the 1920s as it helped lead the path to how woman act, dress, and are perceived today. This began the path to woman truly becoming and feeling equal to men.
Although they may have first began in the 1890s(the history of film is not clearly defined), the introduction of Motion Pictures/Films/Movies as a popular pastime may have helped shape the USA, through political figures use of four-minutemen, before the film began, to help sway or persuade the citizens to a certain side. Before the popularization of sound films there were primarily silent films, the first know sound film took place in Paris in 1900, but it took a few decades passed before sound films were made practical in a commercial sense.
The 1920s are often referred to as the Jazz Age, as this was a period of time in which jazz music and dance styles rapidly gained nationwide popularity in the USA. Jazz music can be seen as a mix of African-American and European-American music. Jazz is characterized by swing and blue notes, call and response vocals, polyrhythms and improvisation; it has roots or ties in West African cultural, musical expression, and traditions, as well as European military band music.
Sports played a big parts in the 1920s, as many American looked to Athletes as role models and drew inspiration from many of them. Many also viewed sports as a fun pastime, if you watch it or play it. In the 1920s, in America, Baseball was seen as the "national pastime.
These are just a few things that help give the 1920s its flamboyant personality.
What was life like for Americans during the 1920s? How did life change in the 1930s? Did all Americans share the same experiences throughout these two decades?
In the two decades between the end of WWI and the start of WWII life in America changed dramatically. Use the artifacts in this collection to create an exhibit that can help to answer these questions.
What is most important to know about America in the 1920s and 1930s ?
What is the most significant change that took place after the 1929 Stock Market crash?
The purpose of this project is to gain an understanding of the state of life during the 20s and 30s, seeing the dramatic crash in the economy due to the depression.