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Flashcards in 1920s America Deck (14):
1

By how many hours did the average working week drop in the 1920s?

From 47 hours to 44 hours

2

On average, how much did wages increase by in the 1920s(%)?

11%

3

What happened to the number of radio stations between 1921 and 1922?

Increased from 1 station to 508 stations

4

Name two dance crazes jazz music gave to rise

1) Charleston (2) Black Bottom

5

Where was the centre of the major American film industry?

Hollywood, Los Angeles

6

How many cinema tickets were being sold a week by the end of the 1920s?

100 million tickets

7

Name two prominent film stars of the 1920s

1) Charlie Chaplin (2) Clara Bow

8

When was the first "talkie" film made?

1927

9

Name two popular sportsmen of the 1920s and their sport

1) "Babe" Ruth (baseball) (2) Jack Dempsey (boxing)

10

What law was passed in 1920 which granted women the right to vote in all states?

19th Amendment

11

By what percentage did the number of women working increase between 1920 and 1929?

24%

12

Name three new styles of behavior associated with "flappers"

1) Wearing daring clothes (2) Having short hair (3) Smoking

13

Which association in Washington D.C. aimed to persuade young women to behave respectfully?

The anti-Flirt Association

14

How many US states had already banned saloons by 1916

21 States