The 1920's

 

THE ROARING TWENTIES : A Decade of Change : The Dry - And Deadly - Decade, A Time for Heroes, Fads, Hollywoods, Sports and more.

1920-1929: Everything you need to know about the 1920's, from general history to information about the prohibition, flappers and so much more!

Introduction to the 1920s: World news, sports, finance, science, technology, arts, literature and life!

The 1920's - Roaring Twenties - The Nineteen Twenties in History : A Historical Snapshot of Life in the 1920's taken from Literature and Periodicals of the Period

1925: The Year in Review : Art in the year of 1925....click on an artist to view a painting and also a description of the painting.

Biography of the Twenties - You describe the 1920s....did they ROAR, or was it a YAWN?

Red Scare - Red Scare is an image database about the period of history beginning in 1918 and going through the mid-twenties.

 

In the News

Events of the 1920s - Learn about the Stock Market Crash and the Scopes Monkey Trial.

Scopes Trial - Tennessee vs. John Scopes...."The Monkey Trial."

Illinois v. Nathan Leopold and Richard Loeb - 1924 murder trial of Richard Loeb and Nathan Leopold.

SACCO-VANZETTI CASE : Two men standing by a fence suddenly pulled out guns and fired them. The gunmen snatched up the cash boxes dropped by the mortally wounded pair and jumped into a waiting automobile.

The Trial of Sacco and Vanzetti - More about the famous trial.

Gangsters, Crime and Prohibition - A Resource Guide for Live and Tabletop Roleplaying Games set in the 1920s, including Lovecraftian Horror and Gangster Genre Games.

St. Valentine's Day Massacre with Pictures - 1929 - Al Capone True Crime Story - A True Crime Story of Guns and Gangsters

Ku Klux Klan - The first branch of the Ku Klux Klan was established in Pulaski, Tennessee, in May, 1866.

The Rise and Fall of the Ku Klux Klan during the 1920's - Founding of the KKK, KKK after WWI, briefing of the Klan after the 20's.

The Nineteenth Amendment - Should the 14th Amendment be interpreted as guaranteeing to women the right to vote?  How did women finally win the right to vote?

The 19th Amendment - Passed by Congress June 4, 1919, and ratified on August 18, 1920, the 19th amendment granted women the right to vote.

XIX Amendment to the Constitution - 19th Amendment of the US Constitution - Women's Right To Vote.

Eighteenth Amendment - During the late 1800s, support for Prohibition -- the outlawing of alcohol's manufacture, transportation, and consumption.

XVIII Amendment to the Constitution - 18th Amendment to the US Constitution Prohibition of Intoxicating Liquors.

The Politics of Prohibition: The 1920s - Prohibition in a Nutshell.

 

Jazz, ART, Movies and culture

 

History in the Key of Jazz: Roaring Twenties (PBS) - By the mid-1920s, jazz was being played in dance halls and roadhouses and speakeasies all over the country.

History of Jazz Timeline - During the 1920s.

Arts & Culture of the Roaring 20's - Arts, culture and the Victrola!

Film History of the 1920's - The Box-Office Top 10 Films of the Pre-Sound Era, Greatest Silent Films and information about major film studios of the time.

 

Who were they?

 

People and Figures - Includes information on Herbert Hoover, Al Copone and Henry Ford.

Progressive Era to New Era - The progressives, as they called themselves, worked to make American society a better and safer place in which to live. Teacher resources from the Library of Congress.

Archives of Albert & Vera Weisbord - Archives of communist radicals of the 1920s-30s.

 

 

Inventions

 

Inventions of the Twenties - The most important inventions of the time include the automobile, radio and the airplane.

Radio in the 1920s - Emergence of Radio in the 1920s and its Cultural Significance.

 

 

Women's Fashions, 1920s, To Dance at the Palais Royale

 

Fashion in the 1920's - In the 1920's, women's fashions changed dramatically.  Before, women's hems always covered their ankles.