Jazz Age Research Document

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Bootlegging, dancing, and music, the 1920s was a very exciting time period to live in. The Jazz Age was a distinct era in American life. It was full of many traditions and technologies that had never been used in the years previous. People managed to make the best out of every situation and were always busy. The Jazz Age was a very unique time period for people to live in, full of history, literature, new technologies and arts, and a new style. There are many important historical events that happened throughout the world, but especially in the United States during the Jazz Age. In 1924 France hosted the first winter olympic games with 16 different events. This was important to the world because it helped make winter sporting events more popular ("Chamonix 1924 Winter Olympics | Olympic Videos, Photos, News"). One of the most important events that happened was the 19th amendment to The Constitution, giving women the right to vote. Giving women the right to vote was a huge step to how our society functions today. Another historical event of the Jazz Age was the housing boom. As World War I came to an end the United States as well as Great Britain had a massive housing boom because of all the new families that were starting as the soldiers came home from the war ("1920s News, Events, Popular Culture and Prices"). As well as all the history that was happening in the 20’s, there were many famous authors and poets that came out of this time period. Literature was an important part of the Jazz Age, with new ideas spreading everywhere. Magazines had a big impact on society at this time, many magazines had short stories with small pictures that kept the reader entertained. Magazines also had recipes, crafts, fashion, biographies, and i... ... middle of paper ... ..., and always. Many new technologies, advancements, and some things that might not ever happen again, this time period is one in its own. Works Cited "Chamonix 1924 Winter Olympics | Olympic Videos, Photos, News."Chamonix 1924 Winter Olympics | Olympic Videos, Photos, News. Web. 08 May 2014 "The Roaring Twenties." History.com. A&E Television Networks, n.d. Web. 09 May 2014. "1920s News, Events, Popular Culture and Prices." What Happened in the 1920s Inc. News, Popular Culture, Prices and Technology. N.p., n.d. Web. 10 May 2014. Carlisle, Rodney P., ed. Handbook to Life in America. New York: Facts on File, 2009. Print. "1920's Literature." 1920's Literature. Web. 10 May 2014. Sandhyarani, Ningthoujam. "Inventions of the 1920s." Buzzle. Buzzle.com. Web. 10 May 2014. Baughman, Judith S., ed. American Decades: 1920-1929. New York: Gale Research, 1996. Print.
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