Pros And Cons Of The 1920s

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The 1920's was perhaps the most extravagant time period America has ever experienced in its life span of 241 years. Not only was it an age of dramatic political and social changes but the nation’s total wealth doubled during this time which swept many Americans into a so called consumers society. Many people, for the first time in American history lived in the city rather than on farms and finally had extra money to spend which they used mostly on consumer goods and the newest technology, which created an upsurge of mass entertainment. Though despite the twenties being considered the “golden age” of the United States there was also a huge amount of conflict that was brought along with it as well.
One of these conflicts was a result of the Great …show more content…

The first being the ratification of the 19th amendment on August 18, 1920, which finally granted American women the right to vote. For all of the years America has existed, the entire population of women did not have the same rights as men, including the ability to vote. It wasn’t until 1848 that movements for women’s rights began to launch all across the nation with just one convention in Seneca Falls, New York, created by Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Lucretia Mott. Finally, after 70 years of fighting these groups have emerged victorious as the amendment …show more content…

The US Radio Industry began in 1913 when American engineer, Edwin Armstrong, invented a special circuit that made long-range radio transmission of voice and music possible. But the radio was only one out of many inventions that were produced during this time. Items such as the refrigerator, electric dishwasher, and vacuum were al inventions of the twenties that make everyday life much simpler. Silent movies also became very popular, but was unfortunately too expensive for many Americans to afford. Eventually, however, the prices began to lower until about roughly 80 million people were able to go to the movies each

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