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The Great Gatsby and the 1920s Resources


  1. Fads/Trends
  2. Stock Market Crash
  3. Women’s Suffrage (19th Amendment- Women’s Movement)
  4. J. Edgar Hoover (1st director of the FBI)
  5. 1919 Black Sox Scandal (Chicago White Sox)
  6. Louis Armstrong (jazz trumpeter and singer)
  7. Prohibition (18th Amendment)
  8. Henry Ford (Founder of the Ford Motor Company)
  9. Books/Writers (The Lost Generation)
  10. Helen Wills (Moody) (tennis player)
  11. Harold (Red) Grange (football)
  12. Rudolph (Rudy) Valentino (actor)
  13. Charles Lindbergh (American aviator)
  14. Radio
  15. Harry Houdini (American illusionist and stunt performer)
  16. Scopes (Monkey) Trial
  17. Teapot Dome Scandal
  18. Fashion
  19. Jazz Music
  20. Al Capone (American gangster)
  21. Amelia Earhart (first female aviator to fly solo across the Atlantic Ocean)
  22. Albert Einstein (theoretical physicist)
  23. Harlem Renaissance
  24. Presidential Election of 1924 (Progressive Party)
  25. Will Rogers (actor)
  26. Motion Pictures/Silent Movies/Silent Film Stars


The People History

This resource covers the decades from the 1920s to the new millennium.  This is a user-friendly resource for decade research.

INFOhio Databases

Databases:  Biography Reference Bank, World Book Encyclopedia, Digital Video Collection, EBSCOHOST, etc.      Click on 9-12 Resources

World Wide Web Virtual Library

This is a great site to get started on your decade project. This site will also    provide you with links to other resources. [If the link is to Wikipedia, you are still not allowed to use it as one of your sources for your Works Cited page.]

Digital History

This Web site was designed and developed to support the teaching of American History in K-12 schools and colleges and is supported by the College of Education at the University of Houston.

Famous Trials  University of Missouri-Kansas City (UMKC) School of Law

This site was created and maintained by Professor Doug Linder of UMKC.  This site contains some of the most famous trials of our time.

Internet Public Library           

ipl2 is a global information community that provides in-service learning and volunteer opportunities for library and information science students and professionals, offers a collaborative research forum, and supports and enhances library services through the provision of authoritative collections, information assistance, and information instruction for the public.


Information Please has been providing authoritative answers to all kinds of factual questions since 1938—first as a popular radio quiz show, then starting in 1947 as an annual almanac, and since 1998 on the Internet. Many things have changed since 1938, but not the dedication to providing reliable information, in a way that engages and entertains.

Decades:  A Study of the 20th Century

This is another resource with listings arranged by decades.

Teacher Oz’s Kingdom of History

A resource that was created by a teacher of history

American Cultural History:  The Twentieth Century

This resource focuses on the culture of the various decades.

Eyewitness to History.com  

This resource gives first-hand accounts of historical times (both American and World) throughout the years.

McMath Library (located in British Columbia — Canada)

This resource provides websites to support the study of the Twentieth Century Decades … Links to related sites.

Utah Education Network

This resource tracks the fashions, colors, and trends of each decade of the 20th Century.

Bad Fads Museum

A fascinating look at fads and trends of the 20th century that have redefined pop culture

History of Fashion/Museum Collection

This site provides a variety of links to historical costumes including links to information on shoes, fabric, textiles, arms and armor, handbags, etc.

Costume History at the Costumer’s Manifesto

Links to time periods throughout history including the 20th and 21st century. Links are also provided to other sites for beauty and fashion eras.


This site contains 90 content rich connections with illustrations.

Washington State University  

This site was created and is maintained by Donna Campbell, a tenured associate professor of English at Washington State University.

University of Kansas

This site was built by students in Professor Rick Musser’s Journalism History class as a study aid. While both the teacher and the graduate students who prepared the site have tried to assure that the information is accurate and original.

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