Pros And Cons Of Flappers In The 1920's

701 Words3 Pages

World War I transformed the country from it’s old traditional ways to a new influential era known as the 1920’s or the “Roaring 20’s”. It changed the way society viewed women, African Americans, and immigrants. The 1920’s also placed a distinctive line between Americans, especially Americans for and against prohibition.
By the 1920’s “Flappers” became the new face of women all over the nation. Women were beginning to reject Victorian morality; they wore shorter skirts, put on more makeup, and smoked (document 3). Of course, not all women idolized “flappers”, but they idolized what the flappers represented. Flappers symbolized the change of women’s roles. They were no longer simple housewives who stayed home to take care of their children, they were women who had less children and waited longer to marry in order to pursue their interest. Women, during this time, had also assumed the same political and social rights as men. They won equal suffrage even before the 19th Amendment had been passed in 1919. Women succeeded in winning equal suffrage as far back …show more content…

Such outcomes included the discrimination against immigrants. Nativists believed that immigrants had threatened their way of life. They argued that the “new arrivals” had taken away their jobs as well as their religious, political and cultural traditions. It was after the Red Scare that Americans began involve an emotional edge to the growing tension. They feared that these “new arrivals” were communists. As a result immigrants were required to take a literacy test, two laws were passed as well the “Emergency Quota Act of 1921” and the “National Origins Act of 1924”. The laws governed immigrants and limited the amount of immigrants into the United States. Immigrants were denied if they hadn’t passed the literacy test or if their given nationality in the U.S was at it’s limit. American’s “Golden Door” was closed (document

Open Document