The 1920’s is the most live time in U.S. History. From the movements towards women rights to Prohibition, this decade was fruitful and dancing with joy and fear. The gladness arrived from the start of the exponential explosion of the country’s economy, where the wealth of the land doubled and people could go from shoddy farms to millionaires. Following suit was the movements of women rights and their ability to vote. With every smile there is a tear to follow.
Most people think that women voting now a days is normal but it was only not too long ago, on August 18, 1920, that women first gained the right to vote. Securing the right to vote for women was not easy and took many years for the 19th Amendment to finally be ratified. The 19th Amendment granted American women the right to vote and states that the right of citizens shall not be denied by the United States or by any state because of ones’ gender (“19th Amendment”). Many different groups and conventions were formed to help spread the word that women should be able to have the right to vote. Within these groups were many different suffragettes that helped win the vote at last.
Chelsey Dolder Margaret- Ann Adorjan History 1152 4 March 2018 19th Century America There were many changes in America in the late 19th century. New technologies made it easier and faster for companies to produce and sell goods, bringing more opportunities for work to the poor population, thus making the United States seem as if it had a better way of life than most other countries. With the changes in America came the rise of the labor movements and growth of urbanization which were two main factors that came from the changes in American in the late 19th century. The labor movement brought many changes to American employment opportunities in the late 19thcentury, Industrial, agriculture, and technological growths were causes behind these changes. Industrial growth brought many changes to the transportation systems in the last 19th century.
In the 1920s everything was prosperous. The war was over, people had new jobs, speculation was good, and everything in America seemed to be full of unending possibilities. Along with all of the wonderful conditions of the economy, there were also great changes in society itself. Women began to gain rights and play bigger roles in the societal standard. Among these new roles was being an athlete.
Women at this time had many advantages, they were becoming free. Now they were able to vote which was a good turning point for them. Birth control was becoming more available for them as well, which meant fewer children. Although women had many rights in the 1920s many were identified as a sexual icon, the “flapper”. Flappers were described as outspoken, unladylike, free spirited, females.
One of the breaking moments in the history of America were the so called Roaring Twentieth. This decade was characterized by the growing standard of life, economical, technological, and cultural development of the American society. The era of 1920's gave the world jazz music, famous actors and sportsmen, and provided the mood of fun and enjoyment. However, this period also turned out to be the hard time for many Americans, considering the pressure of the government, the harsh working conditions, and the general atmosphere of disillusion that was following the World War I. Therefore, 1920's were in the US the age of dramatic contrast between the improvements of life quality and the poverty, between the old conventions and the new
Roland Marchand synopsis of advertising in the 1920’s is an invasive look into the subject matter of advertising.He contributes a lot of the success of the advertisement of this era to the new found characteristics of advertising becoming more humanised and psychological than in the past.This new ideology would have a profound effect on consumer and change the way advertising would be done from that point on. As mentioned in chapter 6 Big Business wasn 't frowned upon like it was before World War 1 so the market was ripe for the taking as new light has shined on the companies.so advertisers would start to use a technique where they would display a consumer in a personal dilemma. Then long and behold the Product or advertiser would guide consumer
The new women were independent, bright-eyed alert and alive eager to gain new freedom (p.1035). Tradition women wore petticoat and floor length dresses whereas the new women wore skirts that stop at the knee with minimal undergarments. Flappers went to bars and drank publicity, they experiment with premarital sex whereas the traditional womanhood this was unspeakable sex was something that was between a married couples. The new women symbolized the new liberated women of the 1920s. (p.1036) more middle class women attended college in the 1920s than ever before, many women were recruited for jobs that usually held my men.
One of the most well-known entertainers of the world, Beyoncé, is part of the best singers in the music industry. She is, somehow, considered to be a great example of the Feminist movements for showing off the talents of the femininity. The Feminist Movement started in the 1840’s, but it didn’t really expand until the 1960’s after Betty Friedan’s book The Feminine Mystique was published. In that book, Betty encourages women to change the way society view them as the ideal employment for them is to stay at home mom and wife voice their opinions and fight for equality of the sexes. Feminism, in fact, is groups that fight for women’s right and equality between the sexes.
Women of the 1920s The 1920s was practically an American renaissance. It was particularly changing for women in the fact that they were gaining more rights. In the early 20s, women’s role in politics, the workforce, and with themselves started to change. The nineteenth amendment gave women the right to vote, but surprisingly some women did not want to vote. The idea was that a woman should not concern herself with anything other than the home and that they should leave business and politics to the men.