Roaring Twenties

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Roaring Twenties

The 1920s was a time of changing and reinventing. At this time some sports were just starting out, others were broadening their horizons, while others were simply becoming more popular. New heroes were emerging in sports, new teams, and even new leagues. In the 1920's, there were many famous movies and movie actors. This was a time when films really began to become a popular past time, to watch and to star in. Also a new music style came about in the roaring twenties called jazz.

Sports went through many changes in the time period known as the roaring twenties. One of my favorite events which became popular was golf. Golf at the time was mostly a European sport, not to many Americans had the time, or money to play golf. One man began to bring the game to America, Walter Hagan. In 1921 he became the first American-born professional golfer to win the PGA Championship and the British Open.

Bobby Jones also contributed to the popularity of golf. Though he was a lot younger than Hagan, most people liked his game because he was so young. In 1926, Jones became the first golfer to win both the US and British Open in the same year. With Jones and Hagan sweeping the tournaments, golf was quickly becoming one of the country's more popular games. Although golf, before their time, was reserved for the wealthy, many people began to have enough money to play because the economy was doing so well. Jones and Hagan paved the way for years of great American golfers to come. In addition to golf, baseball became very popular. One big name was George 'Babe' Ruth. Babe Ruth held a record of 60 homerun hits in only one season and won seven World Series for...