In the aftermath of World War I, the 1920s roared with change, excitement, invention, along with prohibition, jazz, the car craze, talkies, speakeasies, flappers, gangsters, bubble gum, traffic lights, electrification, the Scopes Monkey Trial, the Red Scare, the Teapot Dome Scandal, Mickey Mouse, and the Harlem Renaissance. 

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The Roaring 20s Q&A

In America, why were the 1920s called the Roaring 20s?

How did Americans become prosperous?

How was the stock market involved?

What were some of the social upheavals America went through?

What was prohibition?

What Amendment created prohibition and when was it passed?

Why was prohibition so important?

Why did organized crime grow?

What is a speakeasy?

How did women's suffrage affect American society?

What was a flapper?

How did flappers affect American society?

How were race relations affected during the 20s?

What was the Harlem Renaissance?

How did radio change American society?

Why are the Roaring 20s sometimes called the Jazz Age?

How were movies important during the 20s?

How did the arts change during the 20s?

How did sports become important during the 20s?

What is Laissez-faire?

How did politics affect the 1920s?