This Amazing Decade all began with something not so amazing. WWI. This was "The War to End all Wars". This war began in 1914 and ended in 1918. This war marks the beginning of "The Roaring Twenties" One of the most fun, jazzy and historical decades in history!
One of the first things that began in the 1920's was The Great Migration! This was when people of color who's ancestor were slaves or maybe they just lived in the south, moved up north or west to start a new life or get away from the plantations.
The Harlem Renaissance was was started the art of the 20's. This was when the great migration brought a lot of people to the north, and the music began. There was dancing and sinning, poems and artwork. This is what made the 20's especially roaring.
President Woodrow Wilson dies at the age of 67. He died from a stroke. He died without getting to finish his final 18 months of the term.
During the war steel workers got better conditions for the fear of a strike and war going on at the same time. Workers got shorter hours and more pay, but after the war things went back to normal for the steel workers and they did not like it. They decided to go on strike. A strike that lasted a whole year that eventually ended in 1920. In the end the strikers lost and went back to the dangerous and unfair work not gaining anything.
In 1920 the greatest (In my opinion) Amendment was made. The Women's Suffrage. This gave women the right to vote after long and painful rally's. Many women were brutally attacked by police while trying stand for what they thought was right.
Watch This Video to learn about the Woman's Suffrage but with a twist. This video is a parody of the amazing song Bad Romance by Lady Gaga. This song explains from the point of view of a woman who wants to vote. This catchy tune will make you sing about the women's suffrage for days!
Many women sought the right to vote and were not going to give up. The worked endlessly without stopping for days. After a long hard fight women were granted the right to vote and got a well deserved victory!
The 1920's weren't just a time for music and arts, it was also a great time for sports and new technology! In 1921 the World Series was brodcasted over the radio for the first time ever making new history!
President Harding unexpectedly died of a heart failure in 1923. There were reports of him looking ill and not being able to keep his own balance when he was later diagnosed with pneumonia and had a temperature of 102. After seeming to get better with a normal temperature and cleared up lungs Harding died in bed from a heart failure.
Everyone knows about the amazing baseball player Babe Ruth. Well in 1927 he made sure he left his mark by hitting his 60th home run and taking the crowd by shock!
By this point almost everybody had been to the Nickelodeon and seen a silent film, so what is so special about this one? This one was not so silent, this was the first film to actually have noise and have real speaking. Everybody instantly feel in love with this therefore kicking silent films to the curb!
Mickey Mouse was the start of "The happiest place in the world", Disney World! If you thought the 20's only had jazz well they also had Mice too! Mickey Mouse was created my Walt Disney in 1928, it was the beginning of an era!
The 20's were not all fun and games as we now see from the Saint Valentines Day Massacre. This all started with gangs down in Chicago and went from a small problem to a major problem when 7 men were murdered on Valentines day because they were part of the enemies gang. This brought the gangs to the police's attention and soon after started being taken care of.
Like I said the 20's weren't all fun and games and especially later on in the decade. Coming to our last major event, of course I had to add the start of the great depression. The Stock Market Crash of 1929. This is one of the worst times in American History being a huge set back for Americas. Basically No one had money and everyone went broke.
To learn more historical facts look on this timeline to learn facts that I might have missed!
Just a quick video to show you more about the flappers!