The Roaring Twenties

 

The Roaring Twenties refers to the North American historical period of the 1920s,
which has been described as "one of the most colorful decades in American history."
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Roaring Twenties: The decade encapsulates a fascinating story, beginning with the return of young soldiers from the fronts of the First World War and emergence of a new and confident face of the modern womanhood, and ending with the sad note of the Black Tuesday, harbinger of the Great Depression.
 
Dance: Starting in the 1920s, ballrooms across the U.S. sponsored dance contests, 
where dancers invented, tried, and competed with new moves. 
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Roaring_Twenties
 
 1920's Greatest Hits: We have listed some of the most popular artists below 
the top songs list!
http://www.popculturemadness.com/Music/Pop-Old/1920.html
 
Flappers in the Roaring Twenties: In the 1920s, a new woman was born.
She smoked, drank, danced, and voted.
http://history1900s.about.com/od/1920s/a/flappers.htm
 
GALLERY THREE: The Roaring Twenties: The Twenties were the cradle
of modern America, beginning with the 1920 census, the first ever to report a
majority of Americans living in urban areas. Daylight Savings Time was a spin-off 
of the war. So were jazz, Wall Street speculation, and women's suffrage.
http://hoover.archives.gov/exhibits/Hooverstory/gallery03/index.html
 
The Roaring Twenties 1920-1929: The 1920s era went by such names as the Jazz
Age, the Age of Intolerance, and the Age of Wonderful Nonsense
http://www.kidskonnect.com/subject-index/16-history/279-roaring-twenties.html
http://webtech.kennesaw.edu/jcheek3/roaring_twenties.htm
http://www.u-s-history.com/pages/h1564.html
 
The 1920's: Talk about CELEBRATING! People danced until they dropped, and
one fell to the floor, dead!
http://www.kidsnewsroom.org/elmer/infoCentral/frameset/decade/1920.htm
 
The History File: Al Capone and the Black Sox Scandal
http://www.chicagohs.org/history/index.html
http://www.baseballlibrary.com/ballplayers/player.php?name=Black_Sox_Scandal
 
Feminism is a diverse collection of social theories, political movements, and moral
philosophies, largely motivated by or concerning the experiences of women, especially
socially, politically, and economically.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Feminism
 
Prohibition was any of several periods during which the manufacture, transportation,
import, export, and sale of alcoholic beverages were restricted or illegal.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Prohibition
 
George Herman Ruth(February 6, 1895 – August 16, 1948), better known
as Babe Ruth, also commonly known by the nicknames The Bambino and The
Sultan of Swat, was an American baseball player and United States national 
icon. 
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Babe_Ruth
http://www.baberuth.com/
 
Charlie Chaplin, who brought laughter to millions worldwide as the silent
"Little Tramp" clown, had the type of deprived childhood that one would expect
to find in a Dickens novel. Born in East Street, Walworth, London on 16 April, 1889, 
Charles Spencer Chaplin was the son of a music hall singer and his wife.
http://www.charliechaplin.com/article.php3?id_article=3 
http://www.clown-ministry.com/History/Charlie-Chaplin.html
 
Organized crime gained momentum in the 1920s, especially in urban areas,
as the underground production and sale of alcohol became big business.
http://doe.sd.gov/octa/ddn4learning/themeunits/1920s/crime.htm
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Organized_crime_in_Chicago
 
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