1920-1929
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- All liquor is banned -
          Hooch      1920s Saloon       Whiskey
Speakeasies serve "Hooch" and
bootleg whiskey to the thirsty public.

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Flapper Style
Women earn the right to vote.
In 1921, the first Miss America contest is held.
Ready-to-wear fashion is popular as
more women enter the work force.

1920 Dress Styles

By 1925, bobbed hair, short skirts,
and increased use of cosmetics
mark the beginning of the Flapper Age.

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The population swells to 106,532,537 and the life expectancy is 54 years.
The annual income is about $1236, but 2,132,000 are unemployed.
U.S. Steel is the first to offer an 8-hour work day.

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The 15th million Ford rolls off the assembly line.


1927 Model T


Thanks to mass production, you can buy a new car for $290,
a new suit costs $15.85,
and a pack of cigarettes is 10 cents.
New York Telephones offer home service for $4 per month.
   Cigarettes

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Tommy Gun

Organized crime runs rampant.
Gangland activities include murder, swindles, and racketeering.
The Crime Lords and their henchmen are. . .

America's Most Wanted

Al Capone
HenchmenJohn Dillinger

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What's New In The 20's

Bandaids
(1920)
Bandaids
Tommy Guns

(1923)
Self-winding Watches
Frozen Foods
Birdseye Foods

(1927)
PEZ Candy
TECHNICOLOR
Aerosol Cans

(1928)
Electric Shavers
Penicillin
Bubble Gum
Gum

(1929)
Television makes its debut,
and its 5 inch screen
changes the way we see the world.

TV 1929

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The Stock Market Crash on
October 29, 1929
sends a nation into financial crisis

Money      Money      Money   

and marks the beginning of...
THE GREAT DEPRESSION

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Music
You have been listening to "Ain't Misbehavin'" written
by Andy Razaf, Fats Waller and Harry Brooks.

REFERENCES

American Cultural History 1920 - 1929  |  Time Line 1920 - 1929
General History 1920 - 1929  |  World History 1920 - 1929  |  History Time Line 1920-1929
Twentieth Century Inventions 1900 - 1925  |  Twentieth Century Inventions 1926 - 1950
Retail Prices 1890 - 1970  |  The Band-Aid Story  |  The Unofficial Tommy Gun Page
The Crime Library


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