Essay About Women In The 1920s

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Women change in 1920
South hills high school
Mr.villagomes p.6

Women role changed during the 1920s by taking over jobs and taking care family during ww1.when the soldiers returned from the war they were looking to have a good time and not go to do same as they were doing before ww1.the women were starting to be independent and starting to change their life style by using shorter skirts higher divorce rates drinking smoking in public places and for 1st time single women could live alone in apartment in cities and work for them self. The women earn the right to vote passed by congress June 4, 1920and got on august 18, 1920 .so the 19th amendment guarantees all American women the right to vote. Women also started changing their style by using flappers it is fashion of wearing galoshes unbuckled so that it flapped as the weird walked. Also the 1920 was known as the roaring twenties because America was full of
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Many Americans were uncomfortable with this new, urban, sometimes racy mass culture in fact, for many–even most–people in the United States, the 1920s brought more conflict than celebration. However, for a small handful of young people in the nation’s big cities, the 1920s were roaring indeed.'' Before the war, girls were expected to behave modestly and wear long dresses. When they went out, they had to be accompanied by an older woman or a married woman. It was totally unacceptable for a woman to smoke in public. Women were employed in jobs that were traditionally associated with women servants, seamstresses, secretaries, nursing. Women started to smoke in public. It became acceptable for women to drive cars and take part in energetic sports. The women had the same rights as the any man. Many things happened in the 1920 and all of it is important because that is why America is like this today it is full of opportunities

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