La Belle Époque was the time period in between the late 19th century and early 20th century where the standard of living increased as well as the demands for leisure culture/entertainment. Women also began to be treated better more specifically in the workforce which led to more women having jobs, which meant they would be able to support themselves. This leads to women also wanting better/equal working conditions and fairer laws. With all this power coming to the women it is obvious that they would also want to be able to vote. More importantly though la Belle Époque brought a new wave of art style called symbolism.
The Berlin Wall and Great Depression were over and the new era came upon to spark the beginning of the 1950’s. The typical focus of this era was to protect families individually and preserve domesticity, and hold certain standards too succeed in life. To include, that in 1950’s, there was much improvement when it came to working and jobs. There were more white collar jobs in the office and other administrative settings such as: advertising, marketing, etc. After the Cold War, there was a vast Economic boom, people were earning money and putting money in the banks more than ever before.
https://docs.google.com/document/d/1twtYoqJjB2v5b_wC87fSq87fpEdfmHaFGY3VBqJwPLQ/ediThe early 1900s are known as a time in history where there was a massive change in cultural views which had led to rash and progressive changes in women’s rights along with the creation of mass produced apparel and cosmetics. This period however pale in comparison to those radical changes of today's society and it is clear that twenty-first century concepts of women's rights , marriage legislation and various other topics which had once been considered taboo are much more accepted and widely discussed. Throughout the start of the 1900s, the United States had just come out of World War 1, where there had been conscription along with the ratification of the 18th Amendment. This had been one of the first
The Great Gatsby What do you know about “being in the shoes” of women in the 1920s ? The 19th amendment gained women the right to vote. With more freedom came fashion/style with flappers, skirts, hats, hairstyles and many more styles or fashion that started a movement. Following the roles of women after the war the result were sexually liberated. In the 1920s women succeeded well but not without some struggles.
Along with this privilege, a new sense of freedom, rights of feminism and self-expression flourished. The youth of America embraced their new sense of liberty and looked forward to creating their own culture which embraced society’s new values. As for changes in fashion, the huge influence of Parisian designers like Chanel and Lanvin revolutionised fashion and style. According to Marie Claire magazine women’s style loosened up as the corsets came off, the skirts got shorter and trousers for women were in for the first time. While comfort ruled, the efforts were still fabulous as showgirls like Josephine Baker, Clara Bow and Greta Garbo became the Cara Delevigne, Gigi Hadid and Kendall Jenner’s of the decade.
Women stopped doing what men wanted them do and started doing what they wanted, getting more rights and their own voices. What women in the 1920’s did to change their rights was integrated themselves into politics, formed suffrage organizations, and worked mens jobs during the war. The first thing women did the change their rights was to integrate themselves into politics first
Women were encountering flexibility by being able to earn and spend money on their own (Bingham, “Family life…” 1). The need for working women shot up during the roaring twenties. Women from other countries were willing to work for cheap money; these jobs were very treacherous and time consuming (Hearne 3). Higher paying jobs allowed women to climb the financial and social latter. In the 1920’s women began to work in shopping markets and marketing jobs (Hearne 4).
One of the easiest ways for women to express themselves and maintain their independence was through fashion. The 1920s was filled with change in fashion. “Not only did the waist drop- but most significantly, the hemline rose- dangerously! This sudden exposure of women’s legs in the 1920s brought a huge interest in women’s hosiery” (Brief History of Women’s Fashion 10). Women wanted men to look at them and give them attention, one way to do this was to show off their legs and arms.
The 1920s was new start for women. Not only did they obtain the right to vote, but contraception was becoming popularized. Women were becoming more progressive not only with their ideas, but with their fashion as well. They began to lose the drab and conservative clothing of the older times, and began to reach for the new and more revealing clothing. When most people think of the 1920s many think of flappers and how they help revolutionize women to who were are today.
Conflicts between the new and the old had rose in the decade of prosperity.The new technology of mass production and advertisement encouraged consumerism in the time period. Advertisers used new techniques in selling their product by introducing an ideal and associating their products to the ideal. However, the ideal of the advertisements contradicted with the traditional
How did the booming economy of the 1920’s affect the standard of living of the laboring man and create a new consumer economy? While the Gilded Age proved to be a challenging time for the laboring man by requiring whole families including small children to work long hours for little pay, the 1920’s was a prosperous time for Americans. Not only did wages increase, but a booming economy meant innovation that led to more products being available for consumers. Now that workers were being treated as shoppers, they acquired a purchasing power that heightened the booming American economy. This new found consumerism was steadily increased by new and wide sweeping advertising and the mass distribution of goods through chain stores.
The 1920’s made america what it is today. The success in the 1920’s was a decade of economic progress, women had more rights, and the 18th Amendment was ratified. The 1920’s was a decade of economic progress, the middle class could buy and afford more, “the United States went through a period of extreme social change. As the post-world war I economy boomed, mass consumerism changed the way people lived their lives and made manufactured good
Research and time were put into finding new inventions and ways to make life better. The activities of daily living became more advanced and were made easier by these new technologies and inventions. These technologies include; refrigerators, washing machines, and automobiles (Black Tuesday). Problems started occurring when more people started buying these products. They would take out loans , use bonds, or make payments to pay off the full price of the product.
In the 1920’s America felt that its society would continue its climb towards success. People were buying goods on credit with the expectation that they would easily pay their debts with the raises they would get from there every increasing paychecks. However, this extreme success of America led to an extreme downturn in it 's economics. With the bank runs on Black Tuesday, the overproduction of goods, and people’s extreme debt, America plunged itself into the Great Depression. The president of the time, Herbert Hoover, did little to help the straining economy.