Flashcards in Context Deck (12)
what is conspicuous consumption?
the way in which wealthy Americans displayed their wealth through their homes and possessions
What did Henry Ford make?
the Model-T automobile
how did advertising change?
they used more persuasive techniques and products were given brand names to make them more appealing
how is the first world war relevant to Gatsby?
Nick and Gatsby went to war and Gatsby won medals
when was Gatsby set?
The Jazz Age/ the roaring 20's
why did wealthy white people like jazz?
they liked to show wild behaviour and for dancing. they didnt appreciate the skill of the musicians
who made the term 'the jazz age'?
what was the prohibition?
when alcohol was banned
did the prohibition work?
no, people made their own and died due to it being poisonous. people also bootlegged alcohol as a job
what were speakeasies?
illegal drinking dens
what is bootlegging?
production and supply of alcohol