A blog dedicated to The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald and everything about the 1920's

This Day In History: 1920's Edition

  • 1925 - The Chrysler Corporation is founded by Walter Percy Chrysler.

Friday, May 14, 2010

The Roaring 20's

"The 1920's went by such names as The Jazz Age, the Age of Intolerance, and the Age of Wonderful Nonsense."(http://www.u-s-history.com/pages/h1564.html) The 1920's was a time of enjoyment, luxury, and change. Many spent alot of their money on the things that were new and exciting to America. Many cars, homes, and household items were purchased. A great amount of Americans were very interested in spending their money on the cars since they were now affordable and stylish. To make cars affordable and being created at a faste pace, he created mass production. "Mass productions, combined with innovations in design and sales, drove prices down an made them more affordable." (http://americanhistory.suite101.com/article.cfm/cars_in_the_1920s) Many household items were also being advertised and bought by the citizens of America.

The radio was also something many Americans took joy in. "The radio became popular, and people tuned in everyday." (http://www.kyrene.org/schools/brisas/sunda/decade/1920.htm) This was a form of entertainment in many American homes. Many families would gather around their radio after dinner and listen to the different stations on the radio. Another item that was purchased by many was the T-Model by Gerald Ford. This car looked great and had many eager to get their hands on one.

Another change that the 1920's went through was the formation of the Ku Klux Klan. "Roman Catholics, Jews, African Americans, and foreigners were only the most obvious targets of the Klan's fear-mongering. Bootleggers and divorcees were also targets." (http://www.digitalhistory.uh.edu/database/article_display.cfm?HHID=444) These klan members were against the freedom of African Americans and immorality. By the end of World War I, there were about 3 million members who were part of the Ku Klux Klan.

1 comment:

  1. Make sure to relate all posts to the novel. Good information 70/75

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