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Airplanes

Wright brothersKitty Hawk, NC 1903

Transcontinental air mail routeNY to San Francisco – 1920

Charles Lindberghflew Spirit of St. Louis from NY to Paris solo

Radio

1920 first station opened in Pittsburgh, broadcasting election results

helped standardize cultures, educate with news

Hollywood

Thanks to Thomas Edison

First film:  The Great Train Robbery

First feature length film:  The Birth of a Nation

First talkie:  The Jazz Singer

stars:  Al Jolson, Rudolph Valentino, Mary Pickford, Charlie Chaplin

also helped standardize culture

Sports

Babe Ruth

Jack Dempsey

Women

Margaret Sangerbirth control

campaign for an Equal Rights Amendment

flappersindependent, modern, make-up, bobbed hair, etc.

jazz music

Blacks

Harlem Renaissancerebirth of culture

Langston Hughes

Marcus GarveyUnited Negro Improvement Assoc. to resettle blacks back to Africa

Literature

H.L. Menckensatirical, published American Mercury

F. Scott FitzgeraldThis Side of Paradise, The Great Gatsby

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