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CULTURE (cont.)
1920's Dresses are lighter and brighter and shorter than ever before. And also the flapper is one of short bobbed or shingled hair, straight loose knee-length dresses with a droppedwaistline, silk or rayon stockings with garters, heavy makeup, and long beaded necklaces.

Fashion for men in America during the 1920's is greatly influenced by prominent figures and heroes of theera. Many athletes such as Football players Red Grange and the Four Horsemen of Notre Dame, for instance, influenced the style of coats like the raccoon coat and the camel hair polo coat. An enormouscraze for leather driving jackets was inspired by the world famous aviator, Charles Lindbergh.  The Prince of Wales provided great taste in suits.

The 18th amendment to the U.S.constitution went into effect, prohibiting the making, selling, possession, and consumption of alcoholic beverages. During this period of time you might be affected by the Dow Jones industrial averagecontinued to rise and set new records. Many start to panic, and investors started to get rid of their stocks trying to make as much money from them. This caused unemployment and several problems in theeconomy to rise.
During the roaring 20’s a law passed that gave the women the right to vote. African Americans did not have the right to drink at a water fountain where white people alsodrank from, also use different doors for stores, and they were not able to go to the same school neither. Until the NAACP was formed it was a group that wanted to let people know how African Americanswere treated.

Jazz is the main form of popular concert music during this century. The jazz age came about with artists like Bessie Smith and Duke Ellington. Some famous dances were inspiredby African style dance moves, like the shimmy, turkey trot, buzzard lope, chicken scratch, monkey glide, and the bunny hug. Also, the cake walk, which was developed by slaves.
Dance marathons are...
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