A)The crime committing duo met in Texas in 1930 and changed the world with their path of destruction. They were notorious for their crimes and were known nationally. B) For me this event is mostly about learning. We all hear so much about Bonnie and Clyde but I found it extremely interesting to learn more about their story. C) Similarly to many of the other events on this list, this event inspired literature, movies, and even a Broadway musical. The story of Bonnie and Clyde is still an oddly beloved tale from the past.
A) The Harlem Renaissance was a time period from 1910-1930 when African American culture was at it's peak. New developments in art, music, and literature swept the nation with roots in Harlem. B) In a time period where pop culture takes up most of my life it is really important, for me, to remember the important roots of the culture where all of this came from. C) Many people enjoy the works of African American culture without having any idea how it was developed and it is very for us to learn about our past and give credit where it is due.
A) The Dust Bowl occurred in 1930 and changed lives. People were struck with a new natural disaster that had never really been experienced before. B) Living in the U.S., the Dust Bowl is a reminder of the kinds of effect the way we treat our earth can effect our lives. C) Now more then ever, people need to be reminded of the how the way we treat our environment can harm us. Remembering the Dust Bowl can hopefully serve as a cautionary tale for our country.
A) In 1938 a judge finally lifted the ban on birth control in the U.S. This caused a huge change in the United States and was very controversial. B) I am a very strong believer in the idea that people should not let the government decide what they can do with their own bodies so this event is very important in my opinion. C) Even now, when birth control is a more controversial topic then ever it is important to remember the history of it. Birth control is so important to our country that people are willing to fight to keep their right to use it.
A) The first movie theater was developed in Pittsburgh and was opened in 1905. Soon after the cinema had become a national breakthrough. Theaters allowed a place for people to enjoy movies without needing a television or any additional appliances. B) I love seeing movies with my friends and family and I am so thankful that I can go to the movies and enjoy a movie without needing to own it. C) Theaters are still beloved places where people can go to have fun. If people are on a first date, hanging out with friends, or spending time with family the theater is often a place that can suit all needs.
A) The Titanic was a massive cruise ship intended to hold around 3,300 passengers. The ship was deemed by many as "unsinkable". However, on April 15, 1912 the unsinkable happened. The Titanic sunk. People were shocked and many could not understand how this "unsinkable" ship had done just the opposite. B) The historical sinking of the Titanic seems to serve as a warning for me. It shows me just how even things that seem foolproof can have disastrous turnouts. C) Since the Titanic sunk the event has inspired developments in movies, books, and more. Even though the event was over 100 years ago some still hold caution around cruise ships due to this tragedy.
A) The Charleston was a dance phenomenon that swept the U.S. and had a huge impact on entertainment. The dance is believed to have originated from Africa long before it was popular in America. B) As a dancer, The Charleston is still a fairly difficult move. However, once you master it, it becomes easier to learn other moves related to the time period. C) The Charleston can be considered on of the first massive dance movements and since it was so crucial it shows up in more modern dance quite often.
A) Jazz music was first introduced to the U.S. in New Orleans. The music has root in African culture and developed in the U.S from 1890-1917. Jazz music was enjoyed by people all over the country and began to unite people everywhere. B) Much of the music I listen to has roots in jazz. Jazz serves as inspiration, even now, for so much of the music that is produced. C) Jazz was such a crucial art form in the time period that it still continues to show up in newer music. From pop to rap, R&B to Rock.
A) The Kodak Brownie was introduced in 1900 and was a disposable camera that only cost 1$. The camera helped allow amateurs to access photography at a reasonable price. B) Disposable cameras are perfect for taking pictures without needing to use expensive cameras. I really enjoy being able to take pictures without worrying about price. C) Without the development of this camera it is likely that the accessibility of disposable cameras would not be as common. Many people would be unable to capture moments that are important to them.
A) Amelia Earhart was one of the most famous pilots of the time period. She was the first female pilot to fly across the Atlantic Ocean. On July 2, 1937 Earhart left for Howard Island. It is believed that she crashed 1000 miles away from her intended target. B) Even now, almost 80 years later Amelia Earhart is still an inspiration to young women everywhere, including myself. Her disappearance remains a mystery that deserves to be solved. C) Since the disappearance of Earhart, people are still left wondering what really happened. Many details seem to point to other endings of her story. Many conspiracy theorists in the current time period believe that something, different then what the government says, may have happened to cause her to vanish.