Life In The 1920s Essay

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Life in the 1920’s “As the 1920’s began, the world was uplifted by the end of World War I (1914-1918) and the anticipation of a peaceful era” (The 1920’s). The 1920’s was known as the Roaring Twenties, this was an era that was booming. The twenties had been a time after World War I in which people celebrated life, as the war ended. During this time so much took place that changed American life as we see it today. Things that had a massive impact on society at that time was the Prohibition laws, the 19th Amendment granting women’s suffrage and the Harlem Renaissance. “After the Eighteenth Amendment was ratified in 1919, Congress passed the Volstead Act to enforce national Prohibition. It established definitions for ‘intoxicating alcohol’ and…show more content…
The growing black middle class was striving for a more comfortable life-style, and many in the community” (The Harlem Renaissance). The Harlem Renaissance was when African Americans came from the South, to the North and they had more freedom. They could write music, mainly Jazz, they wrote books, and ect. It was believed that arts and culture were the best paths forward to make African Americans overcome the racism. “ More “liberal” in matters of race than most American cities (although, of course, racism was rampant), New York had an extraordinarily diverse and decentered black social world in which no one group could monopolize cultural authority, making it a particularly fertile place for cultural experimentation” (Harlem Renaissance). Over all, The Harlem Renaissance was seen as a time for African Americans to escape the hate that they felt, and were given freedom to express how they felt. Some became famous writers like; Langston Hughes, others became famous singers, and musicians like; Louis Armstrong, this time period was very important to African American
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