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  1. Bellwork 11/10/09 • 3-2-1 activity

  2. Assignment • Fold a piece of paper in four squares with following titles (boom cycle, effects of the car industry, electric appliances, and reasons for the post war recession). • Include the following in each square. • 2 facts, summary, and a picture.

  3. Day 1 objective • Identify and explain the reasons why the America economy prospered during the 1920’s.

  4. Recession-Economic downturn. Millions of Soldiers returned to a labor force and had to compete for jobs. There was no need for wartime goods. Many Americans lost jobs. Prices rose and many businesses went bankrupt. Recession

  5. Objective: To analyze the effect the car had on U.S. society. 1927 Ford Model T

  6. A Booming Economy: The 1920’s Income increases People purchase more goods “Boom Cycle” Companies expand and hire more people Companies earn higher profits

  7. · Henry Ford used assembly lines to produce cars.

  8. · The efficiency of the assembly line helped to decrease car prices. Ex.) Model-T 1909 - $850 1916 - $360 1924 - $290

  9. Effects of the Car Industry rubber steel oil The following industries grew as a result of the booming car industry: glass construction (roads and bridges) housing (as the suburbs grew) paint

  10. * Employment and standards of living increased. * As World War I ended, technology focused on consumer goods. Ex) radios, washing machines, telephones, and cars * Increased wages caused an increase in buying power. 1925 RCA Radiola Super VIII

  11. Bellwork • List and explain 3 reasons why America experienced an economic boom in the 1920s. • Use complete sentences.

  12. Day 2 objective • Describe how the culture of the 1920s changed and list the factors that led to this change.

  13. Changes in culture • Women • Prohibition • Migration North • Celebrities

  14. Women • Flappers • Women’s suffrage and the 19th amendment. • Women were receiving educations.

  15. Prohibition • Alcohol was illegal from 1920-1933. • 18th amendment • Why did banning alcohol lead to the following problems? • Speakeasy • Bootlegging/rum running • Crime • City corruption

  16. Migration • African Americans continued to move from the North to the South. • Lack of education • Lack of housing • Lack of jobs • Lynching • Immigrants from Mexico to fill low pay jobs. • Most worked farms in California and ranches in Texas. • migrants to cities developed BARRIOS – Spanish speaking neighborhoods.

  17. Newspapers • Tabloids – more on entertainment, fashion, sports and sensational stories. • The New York DAILY MIRROR • “90% entertainment, 10% information – and the information without boring you.” • This led to the growth of celebrities.

  18. Movies • Until 1927 movies were silent. • The first sound film THE JAZZ SINGER – Movies were a big in the 1920’s. People would go during the leisure time.

  19. Celebrities • Movie celebrities • Greta Garbo • Charlie Chaplin • Harold Lloyd

  20. Sports • Jack Dempsey • Heavyweight boxing champion • Jim Thorpe • World record track athletes • Babe Ruth • First big hitter in baseball • Gertrude Ederle • World record for swimming the English Channel

  21. Other celebrities • Charles Lindbergh • May 20, 1927: First man to fly non-stop New York to Paris • Amelia Earhart • 1932 – first woman to fly solo across the Atlantic. • First to fly from Hawaii to California. • Disappeared over the Pacific.

  22. All Wet - Describes an erroneous idea or individual, as in, "he's all wet." Applesauce - an expletive; same as horsefeathers, As in "Ah applesauce!" Bee's Knees - An extraordinary person, thing, idea; the ultimate. Berries - That which is attractive or pleasing; similar to bee's knees, As in "It's the berries." Big Cheese - The most important or influential person; boss. Same as big shot. Blind Date - going out with someone you do not know Bluenose - An excessively puritanical person, a prude, Creator of "the Blue Nozzle Curse." Bump Off - To murder, To kill. Cake-Eater - A ladies' man, or someone who attends tea parties. Carry a Torch - To have a crush on someone. Cat's Meow - Something splendid or stylish; similar to bee's knees; The best or greatest, wonderful. Cat's Pajamas - Same as cat's meow. Cheaters - Eyeglasses. Crush - An infatuation. Darb - An excellent person or thing (as in "the Darb" - a person with money who can be relied on to pay the check). Dogs - feet. Drugstore Cowboy - a guy that hangs around on a street corner trying to pick up girls Dumb Dora - a stupid female. Fall Guy - Victim of a frame. Flapper - A stylish, brash, hedonistic young woman with short skirts and shorter hair. Flat Tire - A dull witted, insipid, disappointing date. Same as pill, pickle, drag, rag, oilcan. Frame - To give false evidence, to set up someone. Gams - A woman's legs. Giggle Water - An intoxicating beverage; alcohol. Gin Mill - An establishment where hard liquor is sold; bar. Hard Boiled - a tough, strong guy. Heebie-Jeebies - The jitters. High-Hat - To snub. Hooch - Bootleg liquor Hoofer - Dancer. Horsefeathers - an explative; same usage as applesauce. Hotsy-Totsy - Pleasing. Jake - OK, as in, "Everything is Jake." Jalopy - Old car. Joint - A club, usually selling alcohol. Keen - Attractive or appealing. Kisser - Mouth. Line - Insincere flattery. Lounge Lizard - a guy that is sexually active. Moll - A gangster's girl. Neck - Kissing with passion. Ossified - a drunk person. Pet - Same as neck, but more so. Pinch - To arrest. Pushover - A person easily convinced or seduced. Ritzy - Elegant (from the hotel). Scram - Ask someone to leave immediately. Sheba - A woman with sex appeal (from the move Queen of Sheba) or (e.g. Clara Bow). Sheik - A man with sex appeal (from the Valentino movies). Speakeasy - An illicit bar selling bootleg liquor. Spiffy - An elegant appearance. Struggle Buggy - the backseat of a car. A parent's worst nightmare. Stuck On - Having a crush on. Swanky - Ritzy. Swell - Wonderful. Also: a rich man. Take for a Ride - To drive off with someone in order to bump them off. Torpedo - A hired gun. Upchuck - To vomit when one has drunk too much. Whoopee - To have a good time. Slang writing

  23. Quick Quiz • Why did the economy boom during the 1920s? • What is prohibition? • How did life for women change during the 1920s? • Why was there a rise in the amount of celebrities during the 1920s? • Why did African Americans migrate to the North in the 1920s?