How Did Baseball Shaped America

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The 20th century in the United States of America was an era of massive evolution. Through the decades, history was made; new discoveries, new society, and racial breakthroughs have shaped America.

Baseball was originally believed to have been invented by Abner Doubleday of New York in 1839. Later it was discovered that the game was not invented by Doubleday but by Alexander Cartwright. Abner Doubleday had nothing to do with the creation of the sport. Abner Graves, who shared the information with The Mills Commission in search of baseball’s origin created the false information. In 1845, Cartwright, the true inventor, and one of the founders of the Knickerbocker Baseball Club in New York, took the ideas of the game rounders and the game cricket, and established rules that made baseball what it is today. Because of Cartwright, American’s can enjoy the sport of baseball, America’s favorite pastime. When
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African-American revolutionized jazz music. The talent of great singers such as Louis Armstrong, Ella Fitzgerald, and Duke Ellington helped pave the way for new dance moves such as the Charleston and the Cakewalk. The 20s were also the age of flappers, middle and high-class women with bobbed hair who wore decked out flashy calf length dresses and accessorized with pearls. Women were also allowed to vote due to the nineteenth amendment being ratified in 1920, this was known as woman suffrage. In an age where women acted rebelliously, history was changing for the better for women in the United States of America. Another historical event that happened in the 20s is the stock market crash of 1929 that plummeted America into the Great Depression. The crash in which millions were negatively affected; over sixteen shares were sold, billions of dollars were lost and unemployment skyrocketed on October 29 of 1929, also known as Black Tuesday. As the 20s ended, so did the

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