The Roaring 20s & the Arrival of Speakeasies

The Roaring 20s & the Arrival of Speakeasies
The Roaring 20s & the Arrival of Speakeasies
The Roaring 20s & the Arrival of Speakeasies
The Roaring 20s & the Arrival of Speakeasies
The Roaring 20s & the Arrival of Speakeasies
The Roaring 20s & the Arrival of Speakeasies
The Roaring 20s & the Arrival of Speakeasies
The Roaring 20s & the Arrival of Speakeasies
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This is a 30 slide, highly animated, power point presentation on The Roaring 20’s- The Arrival of Speakeasies. Each of the slides are editable so you can modify the slides to the presentation as needed.

The arrival of the 20th century brought momentous change to the United States. The days of the Old West were winding down. Railroads had replaced stagecoaches for long distance travel and people were moving into cities bringing many cultural changes. One of which was the increased consumption of alcohol.

The nation was distressed with the ravages caused by alcohol. This spurred a new movement in the east, to curb or stop alcoholic consumption. Often associated with poverty, crime, corruption, social problems and tax burdens, alcohol was considered the source of all evil by those behind the Temperance and Prohibition movements.

When the soldiers returned from the Civil War, many of whom had been exposed to alcohol for the first time, these harden warriors embraced saloons in a big way. New saloons sprouted up by the hundreds in the mining camps and new settlements on the vast frontier. Here, veterans, miners, cattlemen, and outlaws reigned, and the number of men far outweighed those of women, it was a “man’s world,” where saloons were often their only source of entertainment.

It wouldn’t be until women began to arrive in the West that the views of saloons would begin to change. Saloons were driven underground as Prohibition took root. Saloons closed by the hundreds and were quickly replaced by “speakeasies.” As attitudes changed and women found it fashionable to attend.

The presentation covers the following:

Background
Temperance Advocates
Civil War’s Impact
Rise of Saloons
Women’s Opposition
Changing Views
Decline of Saloons
Businesses Reject
Alcohol Consumption
18th Amendment
Unemployment Rises
Demand for Liquor Increases
Rise of the “Speakeasy”
Speakeasies Prosper
Impact on Women
The “Jazz Age”
New Drinks of Choice
A Thirst for Cocktails
Drunkenness & Drugs
Enter: Organized Crime
Enter: Political Corruption
Gangland Murders
Crime Increases
Bootlegging
Hiding the Booze
End of the “Noble Experiment”
Final Thoughts
End of Presentation

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