Who’s who in the 1920s in USA.


In this project you will be showing the innovations and significant literary, artistic, athletic and political people and events in U.S. History. You will choose a famous 1920’s person and present their biography. You will present this person’s life story including their impact on the United States. 


– Presentation must be between 4 to 6 minutes. No more, no less.

– Person’s life, especially what they are famous for and their impact on the US.

– Picture of your person.


You may include a video, audio, readings or other examples of what person is famous for. These are part of your presentations but may not be longer than one minute.

Possible People To Research:


Glenna Collett- Golf

– Lou Gehrig- Baseball

– Jim Thorpe- Football

– Ty Cobb- Baseball

– Jack Dempsey- Boxer

– Gertrude Ederle- SwimmerÇ

– Andrew “Rube” Foster- Baseball

– Helen Wills- Tennis

– Babe Ruth- Baseball

– Gene Tunney- Boxer



– Bessie Smith- Singer

– Georgia O’Keeffe- Painter

– Louis Armstrong- Musician

– “Duke” Ellington- Musician

– George Gershwin- Composer

– Bessie Smith- Singer

-Rudolph Valentino- Dancer

-Walt Disney- Cartoonist

-Joan Crawford- Dancer

– Bing Crosby- Singer

– Charlie Chaplin- Actor



– Harding

– Wilson

– Coolidge

– Hoover



– Zelda Fitzgerald

– F. Scott Fitzgerald

– Ernest Hemingway

-Claude McKay

– Langston Hughes



– Billy Sunday- Evangelist

– Al Capone- Gangster

-Ohio Boys- Political Thieves

– Flappers

– Bootleggers

– Henry Ford- Business Man

– Automobiles

– Charles Lindbergh- Pilot

– Coco Chanel- Designer

-Amelia Earhart- Pilot

– John T. Scoops- Teacher

– James W. Johnson- NAACP



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