Flappers In The 1920s

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Bootlegging came about in America during the 1920s, when the prohibition laws were passed. These banned the production and sale of alcohol in the US. Bootlegger controlled the illegal sale of alcohol. After the unpopular prohibition laws were passed, gangs saw a need and began producing alcohol illegally. Many middle class people contributed to the successful ‘businessmen’ (bootleggers). Some of these people included those who are expected to be following the law and those who were supposed to be enforcing the law such as judges and policemen. The source is aimed to explain the extent of which organised crime took place and how ironic it was.
The source is valuable as it is used to explain how ordinary people and people who should be enforcing
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It was published in The New York Times on 21 May 1922 and describes the flappers in a negative way. Flappers were simply women with more freedom and independence, who began realising they should be on the same level of equality as men. They did something about this and made sure society noticed them. The source is able to explain to us the attitude of some of the people against the flappers.
The article is valuable because it describes the flappers as a large subculture and how some people felt about the flappers. It can be used to understand the flappers’ lives and what they believed, but also the fact that some people were negative towards the flappers.
The source is limited because it is negative towards the flappers. Flappers were given negative perceptions by those who followed normalcy. The flappers were seen to be out of control due to their loose morals and people who did not support them felt that women should not be equal to men. The article uses emotive words and depicts the flappers as immoral. It creates a barrier between the flappers’ morals and the morals of the women who lived before the flappers who were regarded as innocent and obedient.
Source I is a quote about Al Capone. It describes his ruthlessness and violent attitudes and the fact that he was very successful in his ‘business’. It can be used to describe Al Capone to people who did not know who he
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The public was included in the decision making for the prohibition laws. Mothers and children of normal families believed that alcohol had a negative effect on their families (Source E). They believed that alcohol should be banned in order to improve family life and for the family to be wealthier as they thought their husbands and fathers would not work and spend all their money drinking at bars. The prohibition laws banned all alcohol in America. This did, however, allow for the increase in illegal alcohol sale, and Al Capone contributed heavily towards
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