The 1920s influence is still seen in today 's culture, many people still embrace the 1920s as an age of great change and individualism. This age made woman who they are today, not only through fashion but by breaking down barriers to new forms of lifestyles not discovered by the common people. Not only was fashion used to express the rebellious lifestyle but today it is used to express who people are and where they come from as in what their occupation is as well as gender and race. Without the fashion of the 1920s fashion would be but a synonym for clothing and would have no meaning or power towards it. Therefore the 1920s was the most influential time period for men and woman’s fashion but mostly woman’s fashion because it broke boundaries so that women could succede
The 1920’s is the most live time in U.S. History. From the movements towards women rights to Prohibition, this decade was fruitful and dancing with joy and fear. The gladness arrived from the start of the exponential explosion of the country’s economy, where the wealth of the land doubled and people could go from shoddy farms to millionaires. Following suit was the movements of women rights and their ability to vote. With every smile there is a tear to follow.
Moreover, in 1928, the women brought home 2 gold medals, 1 silver medal, and 1 bronze medal. This showed how women were capable to work in any profession even if it was more “manly”. On the contrary the 1930s, due to the Great Depression, decreased jobs, and there was no place for women in the workforce. In addition, the 1920s were the years for bringing equality between men and women whereas the 1930 's brought men back to the top. Women that managed to keep their job but were paid lower than men even if they had been working longer and had a higher position.
This period was described as [one] whose Constitution is so perfect that no man suggests change and whose fundamental laws as they stand are satisfactory to all..” However, while both Native Americans and European immigrants theoretically experienced similar rights to those of citizens and were granted citizenship/naturalization in the early twentieth century, both groups lived in crude and unsatisfactory conditions in the 19th century; it would be inaccurate to describe their situation as “satisfactory” at all. During the 19th century, Native Americans lived unsatisfactory lives due to forced assimilation and the dissolution of their identities and sovereignty. At the beginning of the 19th century, Native Americans and Americans had gotten into a series of conflicts as a result of American migration to the west, the lands that the Native Americans
As era’s have rolled over and civilisation has advanced, the popular culture demonstrated throughout society has also changed. When looking back today, these cultures are characterised by the most notable differences between decades in fashion, entertainment, architecture, technology, sport and more. For the 1950’s and 1960’s this meant post war recovery and a clash between communism and capitalism vs. a revolt against the social norms and the now known ‘hippy era’, a contrast that truly shows how much ten years can change the world. It seemed as though in the twenty year period that expanded both these decades, everyone began to take things a little less seriously, an effect that led current pop culture to where it is now. (Author Unknown, 2014) (Random House Inc., 2014) The 1950’s saw Australia thrive and challenge British cultural ties with a sudden influx of American lifestyles, as more Europeans began to settle the population was impacted greatly through this cultural diversity.. Whilst the country was living in the shadow of The Cold War, the end of The Fifties gave them the opportunity to develop a great sense of national pride.
The 1920s was a time of great change. From fashion to politics, this period is known as one of the most explosive decades in American history. After WWI, America became one of the world’s most formidable superpowers. The rise to power prompted the 1920s to become a decade of evolution for women’s rights, African American’s rights, and consumerism. In the early twentieth century, women’s status in society was continuously evolving.
“The “nice” women began to smoke and drink in public, and to show their new-found freedom in dress as well as social habits. The shortage of men created by the war brought a demand for more alluring clothes, which found expression in the short skirt and the adoption of trousers by women for both formal and sportswear” (Presley 317). The image of women in the 1920s is young and bold- their fashion was risque and the lifestyle was extravagant. They enjoyed their freedom as strong individuals, they rebelled against tradition. Going against gender norms is an example of this, “The 1920s fashions allowed women to experiment with the appearance of gender... By the 1920s, the word "flapper" came to signify a young woman with a "boyish figure."
In the years between 1900 to 1930, there were some detrimental events of Mexican migration, Stock Market Crash, etc. But the three decades was more beneficial than detrimental. In the 1920s, America reached their highest standard of living of all time. People were getting the job and making more money. Two biggest industry of that time were Automobile and construction.
The Folly of Patriarchy The 1920s was a time period that seemed to usher in the modern age. As the twenties saw the end of the First World War, there was a great deal of social and political change that was ushered in. Americans began to move from rural areas to urban areas, chasing the so called ‘American Dream’ which had greatly differed from what it was originally. Initially, the American Dream was the strive for hope. In the twenties, it was the strive for wealth.