Major Events Of The 1920s

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The 1920s was one of the most influential decades in American history. To determine this we must analyze various events. America had finally become a world power after World War I. Cultural values had completely shifted in the 1920s due to America finally being released from 19th century ideals, this includes more people living in urban areas than rural, rapid advances in technology and transportation, mass communication and entertainment all over the country, and promotion of very controversial ideas prior to the 1920s, such as prohibition. All of these events and ideas compiled together created what we know today as the Roaring 20s. We know that the 1920s was one of the most influential decades in the history of the United States, because of the rapid social changes, cultural conflicts, and …show more content…

The first major event of the 1920s was the rapid social change. New ideas were being spread all around America faster than ever before. Radios greatly contributed to this, as they were the first way to broadcast to a majority of the country at one time. In the United States alone by the end of the 1920s there were over 100 million radios in use. Communication and entertainment access was allowed for the first time. By the middle of the decade, 50 million people a week went to the movies. This modernity allowed for people to hear and be influenced by the same sources. People also lived closer together, for the first time in American history more people lived in urban areas than rural. People moved to urban areas in search of job opportunities, higher living standards, and better living conditions. Another social change is women's influence in society. In the year 1920 women finally gained the right to vote. This was a huge landmark for all women, and women's rights groups such as The National Woman's Suffrage Association. Women finally felt they were moving up in society. They realized they could pursue a family and a career at the same time. Advertising

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