Who are two people (with related topic) that were important in the 1920's?I need sets of people that had a related idea (i.e. two people that were involved with the invention of cars) for three...

Who are two people (with related topic) that were important in the 1920's?

I need sets of people that had a related idea (i.e. two people that were involved with the invention of cars) for three cartoons that I am drawing for my class. I have Zelda and F. Scott Fitzgerald for my first cartoon. The cartoon has to also illustrate why they were important. Please help ! :O

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historyteacher63 | High School Teacher | (Level 1) Adjunct Educator

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Harlem Renaissance poets: Claude McKay, Langston Hughes, and Countee Cullen

Boxers: Jack Dempsey and Gene Tunney

Trials: Sacco and Vanzetti, Lindbergh kidnapping, Scopes

Presidents: Harding, Coolidge, and Hoover

Movie Stars: Charlie Chaplin, Mary Pickford, Douglas Fairbanks, Rudolph Valentino, and Clara Bow

Pilots: Charles Lindbergh and Amelia Earhardt

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If you have the Fitzgeralds, then you've covered the white literary flowering of the '20s.  So think about some other major things that were going on at the time and look for people who could be used to symbolize that.

Some examples might include:

  • Clarence Darrow and William Jennings Bryan.  These were the opposing attorneys in the Scopes Monkey Trial, which means they're connected to the idea of fundamentalism.
  • Sacco and Vanzetti.  They're connected to the idea of fear of immigrants and fear of radicals.
  • Marcus Garvey and Langston Hughes.  Or Louis Armstrong.  All of these people are connected with the idea of the "New Negro" and the Harlem Renaissance.
  • Calvin Coolidge and Warren Harding or Herbert Hoover.  These were the Republican presidents of the '20s who were known for their pro-business attitudes.

Hopefully one of those pairs will work for you....

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