How Did America Affect The Great Gatsby

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Ella Fitzgerald was born on April 25, 1917, in Newport News, Virginia. She was the born to William Fitzgerald and Temperance "Tempie" Williams Fitzgerald. Shortly after Ella was brought into this world, her parents separated; the start of Ella’s troubled childhood. The 1910s were a progressive time for America and its citizens; with new inventions being created, technology advancing further than it had ever before, and new laws being passed in effort to improve our country. But the major event that was occurring during this decade and the two decades following was World War I. Just 19 days before Ella’s birth on, April 6, 1917 four days post receiving the request from President Woodrow Wilson, the United States Congress declares war on Germany and joined the allies in World War I. Then on June 26, 1917 the first United States troops arrived in Europe to assist European allies in World War I. Temperance packed her things and left for New York with Ella, and there they lived with with…show more content…
Her unique ability to mimic instrumental sounds helped popularize the vocal improvisation of scatting, which became her signature technique. After a great time of critical and commercial success in the 1950s and 1960s, Ella Fitzgerald earned the signature of, “First Lady of Song.” In 1958, at the very first Grammy Awards, Fitzgerald picked up her first two Grammys; making history as the first African-American woman to win the award for best individual jazz performance and best female vocal performance for the two songbook projects; Ella Fitzgerald Sings the Duke Ellington and Ella Fitzgerald Sings the Irving Berlin Song Book. Fitzgerald was a very talented and collaborative soul, and produced recording with well-known artists such as; Louis Armstrong, Count Basie, as well as Frank

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