Social Transformation In The Roaring Twenties

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Roaring Twenties
In America, the 1920’s was remembered as a decade of great social and political change. The prosperity of the twenties seemed to temporarily fix the nation’s problems, but by the end of this flourishing time period the nation hit an emotion of pessimism as a crash of the economy took place. The “Roaring Twenties” consisted of a change fashion, social and political life, the fight for and against prohibition, and the rise and collapse of the economy. There were also many influential people who helped shape the everyday lives of those now in urban areas. A dramatic transition from moral standards to rebellious behavior took place in the 1920’s as modern ideas gained social acceptance; this age is referred to as the “Roaring Twenties” or the “Jazz Age”
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An example of social transformation during this decade can be clearly seen in the radical change of the appearance and behavior of women. Before the twenties, women were arrested for dressing immodestly and for smoking and drinking. During this span of rebelliousness, women displayed their new privilege of drinking and smoking by doing so in public. Women also went from long flowing hair to short bob haircuts, modest attire to short-length clothes, and a low profile while having a jolly time to making themselves noticed by dancing in a loud expressive way. Women of this new trend were labeled with the title widely known as “flappers” (Keesee 474). Due to the great influence of the radio and the popularity of Hollywood films, the change of women seen throughout the public was greatly influenced by the actors of the new motion pictures and mass media. In addition to

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