Great Gatsby Webquest

What were the four dominant influences of F. Scott Fitzgerald? aspiration, literature, Princeton, Zelda Sayre Fitzgerald, and alcohol.
Where was Fitzgerald born? St. Paul, Minnesota, on September 24, 1896
How many immigrants came to America in between 1920-21? Over 800,000 immigrants
How much did the industrial output per worker increase? Industrial output per worker grew 33%
List three causes of the economic boom. a. Destruction of European economies during World War I left the U.S. as the only major industrial nationb. Technology allowed for expansion, particularly in the auto industryc. Radio and motion picture industry grew as a result of technological innovations
What were the major goals of government in the 1920’s? help business and industry to operate with maximum efficiency and productivity
What did the 18th amendment ban? banned the manufacture, sale, and transportation of alcohol
The 18th amendment remains the only amendment to ever have been ( ). repealed
What is a speakeasy? illicit establishment that sells alcoholic beverages.
Speakeasies were popular during the[ ] era. prohibition
The sale, manufacturing, and transportation of alcohol is also known as bootlegging
What character in The Great Gatsby was Arnold Rothstein an inspiration Meyer Wolfsheim
Rothstein was rumored to be the mastermind behind what scandal? Black Sox
What did many women use the car for? Many women used the cars to save time in their daily domestic chores
Why did the younger generations love the car? an escape from the chaperones
By 1930, every[ ] households owned a car 1.3
What made the automobile so influential in the 1920’s? increased availability and dependability
After a seventy-two year struggle, women gained the right to [ ]. vote
What types of women were flappers? northern, urban, single, young, middle-class women
What did flappers do at night? flappers engaged in the active city nightlife. They frequented jazz clubs and vaudeville shows. Speakeasies were a common destination, as the new woman of the twenties adopted the same carefree attitude toward prohibition as her male counterpart.
List four features of the flapper look: a. shoulder length hairb. high heels c. dresses to the kneed. bound chest
Many women celebrated the age of the flapper as a female declaration of [ ]. independence
List three major events that occurred in the 1920’s. a. With the ending of World War I a housing boom in Britain and the United States leads to an increase in home ownership.b. The League of Nations is founded but the United States votes against joining.c. Nineteenth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution is ratified on August 18, giving women the right to vote.
F. Scott Fitzgerald called the Jazz Age a time when “the parties were [ ], the pace was[ ] the[ ] were higher, and the [ ] looser.” bigger, faster, buildings, morals
What ended the excessiveness of the Jazz Age? the great depression

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