Create an account
During the Roaring Twenties nearly every part of life in the U.S. changed, including the ______.
_________ & the _______ made the arts available to more of the nation's people than ever before.
Until the 1920's, radios were used as __________ ____________. They enabled people to speak to one another over long distances.
David Sarnoff was a ________ __________. His plan was ot broadcast music to the radios in people's homes,
Many people say the very 1st broadcast by a radio station was done on November 2,1920 from the top of an office building in ___________,____________.
Many say the 1st broadcast by a radio station in Pennsylvania was by 2 announcers for the radio station KDKA. The broadcast was about the _______ of the _______ election.
The election that was said to be broadcast on the radio was when Warren G. _________ won against James M. _______.
By the end of the 1920's, more than _______ stations had joined KDKA on the air, and more than ____ __________ people in the U.S. owned RADIOS.
With radios, people could listen to _______ & ______. Radios also brought ___________ events from around the country into people's homes.
music, news, sporting
Many heard histoy making events such as the moment Gene _________ won a 10 round boxing match against Jack ___________.
Many listened to the radio while slugger George Herman "______" _______ hit his 60th home run in 1927.
Listening to sports on the radio helped encourage people to ________________________________________, and to ________ ____________ themselves.
go to sporting events, play sports
Attendance at football ames, basketball games, & other competitions went _________ during the 1920's.
Within 3 years after the 1st movie with voices, millions of people were going to "_______", or movies with sound,each WEEK.
Two movies other than "The Jazz Singer" people enjoyed watching were ______________ and _______________.
"Wings" , "The Kid"
For the 1st time people from Main to California could hear the same ________ and the same ________ on the radio.
Radio & movies help people learn waht life was like in other parts of the _________ _________.
________ __________ was a painter who drew inspiration for her artwork from the different places where she lived.
During the 1920's O'Keeffe painted many ______ scenes of tall _________ & _________.
city, buildings, crowds
After spending time in ______ __________, O'Keeffe began painting scenes that reflected the landscape of the _______-___________ United States.
New Mexico, south-western
many of O'Keeffe's paintings show images of _________________________, _______________, & ______________.
animal bones, flowers, deserts
New types of writing developed in the 1920's. ____________ _________ was an example of this. He became famous for his PLAIN but VIVID writing style.
Other writers, such as F. Scott Fitzgerald and Sinclair Lewis wrote about _____________ ______________.
Three artists who often painted realistic pictures of everyday scenes & of exciting events of the time were______________________, ______________________________, & ________________________________.
Georgia O'Keeffe, Edward Hopper, & Charles Burchfield
What was jazz influenced by?
the traditional music of West Africa as well as by ragtime, spirituals, and blues music
Jazz was also influenced by blues music sung by African Americans such as ____________ ___________.
Some believe jazz started in clubs on the south side of ______________. Others think it began in _________________________ with music that African Americans played during funeral marches.
Chicago, New Orleans
Some people think jazz began in ___________________ with the music that African Americans played during __________ marches.
Jazz began in the __________ & the ____________ in the early 1900s & can now be heard around the world.
During the 1900's jazz developed many styles, including swing, bebop,and fusion. It also influenced ____________ _______ __________ and other kinds of popular music.
rock and roll
Today jazz continues to surprise its listeners. As saxophone player ________ ___________ said, "There are always new sounds to imagine; newfeelings to get at.".
Who were 2 of the decade's most popular composers (they were brothers)? They did not write jazz, but their music was influenced by jazz.
George & Ira Gershwin
___________ Gershwin became famous for pieces like "Someone to Watch Over Me" and "Rhapsody in Blue".
Aaron Copland, a composer known for his __________ style, used jazz in his "Music for the Theater" & "Piano Concerto".
People flocked to theaters to see plays. Musical comedies such as those written by George M. __________ were very popular.
During the 1920's what was the name of the neighborhood that became a center for African American writers,musicians, & artists?
So many artists lived & worked in Harlem during the 1920's that this period has another nickname. What was it?
the Harlem Renaissance
Many people went to Harlem clubs to see performances by singers like __________________ & _________________.
Billie Holiday, Ethel Waters
Many people went to Harlem clubs to see dancers like ________________________ .
Bill "Bojangles" Robinson
Many people read the works of writers such as ______________________, _________________, &_______________________.
Countee Cullen, Claude McKay, Zora Neale Hurston
Please allow access to your computer’s microphone to use Voice Recording.
Having trouble? Click here for help.
We can’t access your microphone!
Click the icon above to update your browser permissions and try again
Reload the page to try again!Reload
Press Cmd-0 to reset your zoom
Press Ctrl-0 to reset your zoom
It looks like your browser might be zoomed in or out. Your browser needs to be zoomed to a normal size to record audio.
Please upgrade Flash or install Chrome
to use Voice Recording.
For more help, see our troubleshooting page.
Your microphone is muted
For help fixing this issue, see this FAQ.
Star this term
You can study starred terms together