Speakeasies & Jazz Age(Phillip Jones)
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History of Speakeasies and The Jazz Age
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Primary Document #3

"Musicians don't retire; they stop when there's no more music in them."
-Louis Armstrong
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This is a quote from jazz musician Louis Armstrong. He was a key person in the Jazz Age. To me his quote means that people get tired of music only when they run out of creativity. This was key in The Jazz Age. This one quote has a lot of meaning. Many of the musicans in the Jazz Age were inspired by this quote. (Since he was very well known) It should be obvious that he should be noted.

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Primary Document #1

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Just about all Jazz music required no piece of music. Most of it if not all of the material was improvised. Whites and Blacks both played Jazz. It wasn't just a one culture thing, it was for everybody. This pictures takes place at one of many Jazz clubs. Modern jazz clubs have little differences compared to Jazz clubs in the 1920's. As you see in this picture, Jazz brought people together with little to no discrimination because it was all about the music.

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Website #1 (Present)

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Jazz has Evolved into many forms since it first began. Jazz is now used in other types of music such as Hip Hop, Pop and even Rock. There are alot of popular Jazz artist. Many classic Jazz albums are still popular.

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Website #2 (Past)

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The Roaring twenties was "Roaring" because of the Jazz age. Jazz culture came from African Americans. Dances were derived many from South Carolina and African American Styles. Jazz was made Popular by people such as Louis Armstrong.

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Vocabulary

Definitions:
Jazz - A type of music of black American origin characterized by improvisation, syncopation, and usually a regular or forceful rhythm, emerging at the beginning of the 20th century.

Prohibition - The action of forbidding something.

Speakeasy - An illicit liquor store or nightclub.

Musician - A person who plays a musical instrument.

Culture - A nations customs.

Derived - To obtain from.

Abundant - Existing in large quantities.

Modified - To make changes to.

Classic - Judged over a period of time to be of the highest quality and outstanding of its kind.

Discrimination - The unjust or prejudicial treatment of different categories of people or things.


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I went to the Blue Room to listen to some classic JAZZ.
The school started a PROHIBITION against cell phones.
My dad went to a SPEAKEASY in chicago to taste try their alcohol.
Louis Armstrong is a MUSICIAN.
During the month of February we celebrate black CULTURE.
Apple Juice is DERIVED from apples.
I had an ABUNDANT supply of soda.
The teacher MODIFIED the test to discourage cheating.
The temptations are a CLASSIC group.
Blacks went through a lot of DISCRIMINATION in the south in the 1920's.
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Primary Document #2

"On Midnight of January 16, 1920, one of the personal habits and customs of most Americans suddenly came to a halt. The Eighteenth Amendment was put into effect and all importing, exporting, transporting, selling, and manufacturing of intoxicating liquor was put to an end. Shortly following the enactment of the Eighteenth Amendment, the National Prohibition Act, or the Volstead Act, as it was called because of its author, Andrew J. Volstead, was put into effect.

But although drinking liquor was now prohibited by law, there was absolutely no need for abstinence. Though all the Saloons disappeared, short after the Amendment came into force new illegal drinking outlets opened throughout the whole country and the overtook the number of pre-Volstead saloons. By 1925 there were, for instance, at least 15,000 "blind pigs" in Detroit, and by the end of the 1920s at least 32,000 "speakeasies" in New York and countless stores sold liquor as a sideline to get an additional income. The people living on country-side concoct their own alcoholic beverages, so called moonshine. The rich had liquor delivered to their homes and the poor drank beer which was close to water, or spirits which were close to poison. Prohibition simply made the consumption of alcohol more of a challenge and more expensive."
Phillip Jones's insight:

During the Prohibition, drinking liquor was against the law. No consumption or possession of it was allowed. Although speakeasies were made bypass the law. These were places where people sold people bootleg liquor. Most of these speakeasies would only allow access with a special phrase as a precaution. There were other ways people got passed the law but this was the main way. The rich had nothing to worry about because they could have it delivered straight to them, but the poor man had to search and usually found it. This is only part of the document but it tells about the effects and struggles of the prohibition.

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Website #2 (Present)

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Speakeasies were originally made to protest the 18th Amendment. Today one of the most well-known operating speakeasies today is Bourbon and Branch. Visitors no longer have to use password or going out of their way to enter.
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Website #3 (Past)

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The creation of Jazz was in the 1900's. "The Jazz Age" wasnt called that until tthe 1920's. There are different ideas about how Jazz was created, but the most abundant is the idea that African Americans brought it over seas and was then modified into Jazz. Fun Fact: Kansas City Jazz Roots began in 1900's.

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Website #1 (Past)

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Speakeasies were made during the "Prohibition". They were originally created to advertise alcohol. People were even asked for passwords just in case there were secret agents.

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