Interpret how culture changes over time as a consequence of industrialization, technology or cultural diffusion (i.e., telecommunication, varied types of music, and transportation)
Recognize components of American culture ( i.e., clothing, art, music)

Inventions such as the automobile, radio, and movies, led to a huge change in American culture during the 1920s.
Radio brought out a variety of possibilities for entertainment.
People could now listen to their favorite sports team or musical artist without leaving their home.
RuthBabe.jpg Babe Ruth was a favorite baseball athlete because people could now hear him play for the Yankees on the Radio.
JackDempsey-Corbis-1.jpg Boxer Jack Dempsey became a fan favorite because of the radio. Check out this video that shows how the quality of life changed in America with items such as the radio.
Once mass production made radio available for many, the culture of the time was changing because of the different forms of music.
jazzage.jpgRadio also brought out a new form of music
called Jazz that swept the country. Big Band like Duke Ellington and Louis Armstrong brought an up tempo sound that made many want to dance.
Check out the following video about the emergence of the Jazz Age.

Country music started to become popular with the beginning of WSM, an AM radio station started in the 1925.
Check out the following site to learn more about the Grand Ole Opry.

Another form of entertainment that began was the Blues. Read the following to learn more about one of the leaders of the blues. W.C. Handy.
170px-Chaplin_The_Kid.jpg Movies helped bring out a new form of entertainment a

and also was able to change culture and influence fashion. flappers1.gif
Along with music and athletics, many Americans were enchanted by the accomplishments made by daring pilots during the 1920s.


This decade showed an era of good times along with a booming economy to go along with it. Watch the video below that sums up the Roaring Twenties and the emergence of buying stock using credit. Note how the end of the decade paints a different picture of the good times and the beginning of the bad times during the 1930s.