The Jazz Age
This assessment celebrates student knowledge of the Jazz Age also known as the Roaring Twenties. Though the 1920s can be viewed as both a progressive and productive era, many societal and cultural issues clashed and surfaced to become troublesome. From Al Capone in the streets of Chicago to Albert Fall in the President's cabinet, corruption and crime were widespread. Radicalism, racism, and a lack of government regulation further complicated issues. However, most memorable was the influential and groundbreaking poetry, art, movies, and music that were produced during the 1920s and its saving grace.