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Created with Fabric.js 1.4.5 A brief history of the Roaring 20's The American Economy boomed due to factories producing more goods and prices were low so that an American working part time could obtain items that the rest of the world has. However, many farmers borrowed money to buy land and plant crops. Farmers had more crops then they could sell so they were in debt. Economy Arts Many Americans were afraid that immigrants would take their jobs so congress passed the Immigration Act of 1924 that limited the number of immigrants from southern and eastern Europe and stopped immigration from Asia all together. Immigration The Jazz Age introduced improvisation when jazz bands made up the notes as they did the the song. Flappers were woman who wore short skits, had short hair, and went to nightclubs to dance to jazz. Music Due to Henry Fords new assembly line and division of labor, factories produced car mor cheaply. This made it cheaper for an American to obtain a car. Discrimination in the south made many African Americans move north. Due to African Americans moving, the Harlem Renaissance was created. W.E.B. Du Bois was the first African American to obtain a doctorate at Harvard University. He also founded the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP). The organization tried to end discrimination against African Americans. 1838 Discrimination 1983 The Harlem Renaissance was rebirth of African American literature, art and music. Langston Hues was a famous poet who wrote using language of an average folks and included jazz-inspired rhythms. Zora Neale Hurston wrote stories and plays of that celebrated African Americans. Due to her stories and plays, Hurston was named "Queen of the Renaissance" Since the mid 1800's woman have tried to obtain the right to vote. Not until 1920 was the 19th amendment passed giving woman the right to vote.
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