Nov 11, 2010

World at 1920`s

World at 1920`s

Due the new technology available allowing movies to have both sound and color the movie industry in Hollywood grew fast as did the number of Cinemas showing the films. In 1919 laws were passed for the Prohibition of consumption and even possession of alcohol making them illegal and due to these laws the 20's provided some of the most well known gangsters a means to create vast wealth by opening illegal bars called speak easiest to provide drinks for the people that required alcoholic beverages. Possibly the most well known of these was Al Capone

Also this period saw the growth of the Ku Klux Klan and the growth of the Vigilante groups who took the law into their own hands and lynched victims most often black without any trial.

The other great change in people's lives came from an invention and technology prior to the 20's but after World War I became a significant part of life providing news and entertainment to the masses in their homes , this was the birth of commercial radio for all.

The 20's were a time of radical change caused by the many changes happening in technology with new   advancements, discoveries, and inventions and is often known as the Roaring Twenties

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