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As more and more African Americans were migrating to New York to start their new life they started to settle in Harlem and this is what began the Harlem Renaissance. For example in document 4, it states as one of the bullets listed that “Home to literary and artistic revival known as the Harlem Renaissance. During this time black culture was spreading like crazy. African Americans were coming up with new genres of music such as Jazz which had a huge impact on African Americans growing up during the 20’s. According to document 8, jazz had been created for the sole purpose of trying to get people of color to love themselves and not feel any less than the white race. Jazz separates itself from other Negro music because it gives people a sense of pride within themselves. It goes against what the white people want and what they want to hear so it makes it very unique because of this. Many women during the 1920’s were against the use of alcohol. They supported prohibition which was the prevention by law of the manufacture and sale of alcohol. According to document 9, reformers had believed that alcohol was a primary reason for crime, child and wife abuse, and accidents. This is also shown in document 10, where it shows a picture of Al Capone, who had been sent to prison in 1931 because of tax evasion. The document states how prohibition contributed to the growth of organized crime in every major city. This was not going on in just
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one or two cities. It was going on in every major city which made matters worse because now the problem was just spreading like a disease. Alcohol made people go under the influence so when a person is in this state of mind they sometimes happen to not be aware of some the things they are doing that is seriously affecting other. This was why women supported it so much because they did not want their husbands coming home drunk and abusive to not only them but their children. Throughout the 1920’s, after world war I had taken place, Americans were split because of the nations path. People had different views on topics such as religion which created a lot of tension between two groups of people. New artistic/social trends were emerging and not everyone liked that. Most people thought that they were abandoning the countries old ways of doing things and looking at things and did not like this at all. People such as whites had a hard time dealing with
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