1920s

Big Events
*When World War I ended, the return of soldiers back home created a housing boom in Britain and the United States. This housing boom lead to an increase in home ownership.
* The League of Nations is founded. The United States voted against joining.
* The Nineteenth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution was ratified on August 18, giving women the right to vote.
*The Summer Olympics took place in Antwerp, Belgium. They encouraged reconciliation after World War I.
*The 18th Amendment ( Volstead Act / National Prohibition Act ) was enacted at the beginning of the decade. This lead to an increased black market alcohol that was sold in speakeasies and run by mobsters who stayed in business by paying off local politicians.

Popular Music of the 1920's
Swanee - Al Jolson
West End Blues - Louis Armstrong
Rhapsody In Blue - Paul Whitman featuring George Gershwin
Ain't Misbehavin' - Fats Waller / Louis Armstrong
T For Texas - Jimmie Rodgers
In the Jailhouse Now - Jimmie Rodgers
The Prisoner's Song - Vernon Dalhart
The St. Louis Blues - Bessie Smith / Marion Harris
Ol' Man River - Paul Robeson / Al Jolson
Makin' Whoopee - Eddie Cantor / Paul Whiteman / Bing Crosby

Popular Cars of the 1920's
1929 Ford Model A Deluxe Roadster
1920 Rolls Royce Phantom Limousine
1928 Falcon Knight Roadster
1926 Packard Twin 6 Roadster
1927 Willys Overland Whippet 93A
1929 Hudson7 Roadster
1920 Nash Touring
1929 Studebaker Roadster

Popular Dances of the 1920's
The Charleston
The Fox Trot
The Texas Tommy
The Black Bottom
The Shimmy
The Brazilian Samba

Top 10 Movies of the 1920's
1) The Big Parade (1925)
2) The Ten Commandments (1923)
3) 7th Heaven (1927)
4) Miss Lulu Bett (1921)
5) Sherlock Jr. (1924)
6) Greed (1924)
7) Sunrise: A Song of Two Humans (1927)
8) The Four Houseman of the Apocalypse (1921)
9) The Kid (1921)
10) The Sheik (1921)

Fashion


Prices
Bread .12
Eggs .47 dozen
Milk .33 half gallon
Bacon .52 pound
Potatoes .63 10 pounds
Gas .10 a gallon
House $6,296
Auto $760
Average Income $2160 a year