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Cultural Fads

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  1. _________: an activity or a fashion that is taken up with great passion for a short time • ___________________ - Dance • Marathons - Crossword Puzzles • Mah-Jongg • _____________: dance originating in S. Carolina—moving to a quick beat, dancers pivoted their feet while kicking out first one leg, then the other, backward & forward • _____________________: young women who rebelled against traditional ways of thinking & acting • Wore hair bobbed, dresses short, bright red lipstick • To older Americans, flappers behaved & looked _______________________ • Smoked cigarettes in public • __________________________________________ • Drove fast cars • Very few were flappers – but soon older women would start trimming their hair & wearing shorter skirts & makeup • Sinclair Lewis • - _________________– wrote novels that presented small-town Americans as dull & narrow-minded • - First American to win the ____________________for literature in 1930 Cultural Fads • _____________: music style that developed from blues, ragtime & other earlier styles • ______________________: (1901-1971) one of the young African American musicians who helped create jazz • - Learned to play the trumpet in a New • Orleans ___________________ • - Experimentation with a simple melody • paired with notes & rhythm • - Many older Americans worried that jazz & new dances were a _______________ on the nation’s young people • Langston Hughes - Poet • - Encouraged ________________________ to be proud of their heritage • - Wrote parallels between African Americans living on the Mississippi with Africans living along the Nile • New Writers • - Many had horrifying experiences in WW1 & criticized U.S. for caring to much about money & fun • Some moved to Paris because they were unhappy in the states • __________________: people who leave their own country to live in a foreign land • Hemingway– was a teenager when WW1 broke out • - _________________________________________________ • - A Farewell to Arms (novel – young man’s growing disgust with war • - ___________________________ – examined the life of expatriates in Europe • F. Scott Fitzgerald • - The Great Gatsby - examined the lives of wealthy young people who attended endless parties but could not find ____________________ (Flappers, bootleggers, moviemakers)

  2. Sports • - Bobby Jones – ___________ • - Jack Dempsey – heavyweight boxing • - Red Grange the “Galloping Ghost”- college football • - Babe Ruth the “_________________________”—Baseball (most loved sport) NY Yankees - 714 Home Run record until 1974 • Lucky Lindy • ________________________ • - May, 1927 – _____________________________________ • - 33 hour journey on the Spirit of Saint Louis, out of NY • - No _______, no _________, no _____________ • - Landed in Paris, France ____________________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________ ______________________________________ ______________________________________ ______________________________________ ______________________________________ ______________________________________ ______________________________________