The Jazz Age and Cultural Conflicts

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Americans in the 1920s had new-found  wealth and more leisure time to support  expanding forms of mass entertainment.
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In the 1920s, movies became more popular than  regional forms of entertainment, contributing to the  rise of a mass culture. Publicity departments turned  actors and actresses into national stars.  The Musical  becomes popular. Because every seat in the movie palace cost  exactly the same admission price, going to  the movies helped level differences among  Americans.
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With time, energy, and money to play, Americans took  to sports–tennis, golf, baseball, swimming, and more. Hard-playing Americans also provided huge audiences  for professional sports. The era’s popular sports heroes  became as newsworthy as movie stars. Individual feats of daring–such as Gertrude Ederle’s  swim across the English Channel–won special acclaim.  Charles Lindbergh’s solo flight across the Atlantic  generated more excitement than any single event in the  decade. Amelia Earhart matched his feat a short time  later.
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The blues and jazz, both essentially African American  creations, helped define the 1920s. The blues grew out  of work songs and field chants of enslaved African  Americans. Jazz began in New Orleans and moved  north during the Great Migration. It gave rise to new  dances such as the Charleston, which first appeared in  an African American revue in 1924. While live music predominated in the 1920s, electricity 
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