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  1. Changes in 1920s USH-6.1

  2. I. Post-WWI economy • Huge economic boom hurt many Americans • Electricity hurt coal industry • Farmers lost their markets • Surplus led to low prices • New products made using assembly line • Most workers can’t afford to buy the products they make b/c of low wages • “Haves” and “Have-nots” get farther apart

  3. II. Mass Media • Increase in information, education, and entertainment • Newspapers, radio, movies • The introduction of the commercial • Selling good many couldn’t afford • Buy on installment plan • Changes the way people feel about going into debt

  4. II. Mass Media

  5. III. Ladies • Many new inventions for the ladies • Washing machine • Vacuum • Electric irons • Meant to reduce the amount of time on housework • Middle class women begin doing their own cleaning • Working class women lose jobs as maids • Less money in their pockets

  6. III. Ladies • Flappers were women who went against traditional female rules • Most women become wives and mothers as before • Mass media reinforce gender roles

  7. IV. Transportation • Cars • Living patterns change • Moving away from home more often • Rural people affected b/c of social and economic uses • More people begin moving to suburbs

  8. IV. Transportation • Street cars/trolleys • Allows people to live in different neighborhoods • Allows people to work in different neighborhoods • Airplanes • Exist but only super-wealthy can use it

  9. V. Great Migration • AA moving to Northeast and Midwest • Jim Crow • Violence • Poverty • Job opportunities • Cultural renaissance in Northern cities • Black middle class grows • Businesses cater to growing black population

  10. V. Great Migration • Harlem Renaissance • Black writers, artists, musicians, poets • Celebrated African culture and black pride • Questioned AA position and treatment • Mass media helped • Spread jazz to white audiences • Spread books and art by blacks • Helped break old barriers