Since the beginning of time women have had different roles than men. Women have been the ones to take care of the family in the home and men have been the ones to take care of the financial needs. In the 20’s women began to realize that they were worth more than a housewife and began to change their roles. Women had to fight for their rights to change roles, leading up to events that show their determination for suffrage, and their right to work and be whomever they wanted to be. Women were not given their roles and a question asked is, “Why did they have to fight for them?”
Art Deco is a movement that originated in the roaring 1920s and continued to develop through the Depression-ridden 1930s. Its name was derived from the Exposition Internationale des Arts Décoratifs et Industriels Modernes, held in Paris in 1925, where the style was first exhibited. Although it had European origins, it was America that developed it and embraced its wide appeal. It was a movement that celebrated both the individually crafted luxury items and the mass-produced products. The intention was to create a sleek and anti-traditional elegance and that symbolised wealth and sophistication.
“Like all other women I thought that there couldn’t be much improvement in the same old task of washing dishes.” This quote by Christine Frederick in 1912 speaks so much truth about the way women lived before the 1920s. Many women had believed that they were sought out to stay at home and be the regular housewife that the American people portrayed them to be. None of them probably believed that they would soon get the privilege to vote, have a job, or to even dress a little less modestly. They would soon come to the realization that their way of life would be changed when the 1920s came rushing in.
Waves go up, and they crash down. Sometimes those waves are colossal and scary, warning if a storm nearby; sometimes they are nice, and calming, making people on the beach relax while they surf those waves and tan in the sun. This is exactly how the 1920s - the Jazz Age unfolded. The Jazz Age was always at its scary high tides, and low, calming waves. The high tides included The Great Depression featuring Tom Buchanan, and the Dust Bowl.
Women were willing to sacrifice comfort and sometimes endure painful measures to achieve the ideal body. In every generation society sets certain standards for female beauty. During the nineteenth century, women would often wear corsets to have a tiny hourglass shape because that shape was idealized at the time. This corset was often uncomfortable and was difficult to move and breathe in it. In the beginning of the twentieth century, the standards changed to a more boyish-looking, angular, and thin woman.
The 1970s gets a bad rap. Rarely revered as a glorious—or even particularly memorable—time in contemporary American history, the seventies is more often seen as the sad stepchild to the 1960s, which is celebrated as a decade of peace, love, and revolutionary social change. In sharp contrast with the 1960s, the 1970s was painted, even as it progressed, as an era of crushing disappointment: defeat in Vietnam, bad or downright corrupt political leadership, staggering economic problems, disenchantment, disenfranchisement, and inane fads. Yet to dismiss the 1970s is to forget the immense strides that Americans made toward sex and gender equality during that decade. Through the 1970s, members of groups considered minorities began to demand equal
Have you ever seen the movie The Great Gatsby? People now days wear clothing totally different from the 1920s. Like in the movie The Great Gatsby clothing was amusing and flashy, however nowadays short, shorter skirts, and spaghetti straps are worn by many in today’s society, and in consequence teenagers are showing more than they need to. In the 1920’s fashion became extensive thing for women because they were given the right to vote, and more liberty.
The American way of life has predominantly remained the same since the 1950’s even though substantial changes have taken place. Some comparisons between the 1950’s and today are: insufficient education for non-white students in cities, lack of political reform, and stereotypes. Some things that make today different from the 1950’s are: integration, the fear of communism, and inter-racial marriages. As established in the 1993 film Philadelphia a good definition of discrimination is: “the essence of discrimination: formulating opinions about others not based on their individual merits, but rather on their membership in a group with assumed characteristics.” Therefore many organizations/groups believe that discrimination of any type shall be considered
Students of history have a tendency to depict the 1950s as 10 years of success, similarity, and accord, and the 1960s as 10 years of turbulence, dissent, and dissatisfaction. These generalizations are to a great extent genuine, however, as with everything in life, there are special cases to this point of view. Consequently, the antiquarians ' depiction of the 1950s and 1960s is exact for the lion 's share of Americans; however a few gatherings were obviously special cases. The 1950s were portrayed as a prosperous and traditionalist decade for some reasons. The principal and most boundless of these reasons was the advancement of suburbia.
During the apocalypse people need help. While many people could try to provide assistance with various tasks, there are some who are more qualified than others. These qualified personnel have been trained to do vital jobs. Jobs related to science would be especially helpful. Helpful people in these science-oriented jobs are medical professionals, astrophysicists, engineers, agricultural scientists, botanists, and geneticists.