The Roaring Twenties, characterized as a progressive era toward changes and advances, it was a start for freedom and independence for women. Women gained political power by gaining the right to vote. They changed their traditional way to be, way to act and dress to gain respect, and the liberty of independence. Society had different ways of ideals and the ways women were willing to do were disapproved of, and it was wrong for lots of different people, including women from the older generation. In the 1920’s women went through a lot of changes that made them a free spirit, changes that made them what they are now and having the liberty of being independent.
The 1920s carried much change in society. Some of these changes were more rights for women, jazz music, and prohibition. The people of the 1920s were disillusioned by society lacking in idealism and vision, sense of personal alienation, and Americans were obsessed with materialism and outmoded moral values (The Roaring Twenties).Cultural changes were strongly influenced by the destruction of World War I ending 1918. America needed to recover and with it youth rebelled against the norms of the older generations.
The 1920s, also known as the “Roaring Twenties”, was an exhilarating time full of significant social, economic, and political change. For most Americans, it was full of the prosperity and peace that followed World War I. Middle-class life was full of leisure and class. For others, this time period was filled with hardships and challenges. Many immigrants and African-Americans faced discrimination and segregation from the rest of the United States.
As America saw an end to World war 1 and entered the 1920s, the country was faced with rapid changes in American society. These changes challenged the old traditional American values and introduced tension between modernists and traditionalist. Tension grew in churches and schools after new scientific discoveries were being made which supported the idea of evolution, rather than the bible. American society saw dramatic changes in it’s old, familiar culture as the Harlem Renaissance emerged and women gained more rights, which began taking affect on the customary American lifestyle.
In the 1920’s, a new woman and following a new era was born. Women were no longer scared to express themselves or to act different. They smoked, drank, and voted. They cut their hair, they’d get all dolled up and do their makeup, and they went to parties. They took risks. They did things that other women would never think of doing before. These fashionable young women during the 1920’s were known as flappers. The term “flappers” originated from Great Britain. These women were on diets to get the right shape of their body for their outfits they would wear when they went out places. Flappers became the image that represented the tremendous change in women’s lives during that time period. When America became a part of the flapper trends it spreaded like crazy. Many were getting sick and tired of not being treated fairly like the rest of the people and they wanted thing to change that.
The Roaring Twenties was a prime era for women. Because of the toils of many strong women, ideals were flipped on their head, to America’s benefit. In the late 1800’s, two women, Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Susan B. Anthony, quickly realized that women would not be able to share their political views unless given the right to vote. Because of the fact that women had basically no other societal roles besides housework, they were not respected during this time period. So the two women teamed up and spent the rest of their lives fighting for the women’s suffrage movement. Several campaigns, petitions and an arrest later, the 19th Amendment was finally ratified. However, this surprisingly did not have a great affect the lives of Americans
The 1920s to late 1930s were a very controversial. A lot changed and flipped back and forth. The 1920s were full of cultural change. We were very conservative and people wanted change. After the stock market crash the government want to help bring Americans out of the gutter with the bad economy. To do this they created things like the welfare system and Social Security to try and make a change. New people came to light to help end The Great Depression.
Silent films, jazz concerts, sports, dancing marathons, radio entertainment. Video games, cable TV, digital movies, apps, internet. Any of these sound familiar? The first characteristics belong to the Silent Majority, which is the generation that lived in the 1920s. The other ones pertain to the Millennials, this generation consists of people born in the late 1980s all the way to 2000s. Two different generations that even though they seem very different, they can be similar in some aspects and some of the main themes that compare both times are transportation, media and entertainment.
“The Roaring 20’s” took place in America during the 1920’s. The economy would be going through a state of recovery during this time period. The economy was becoming more urbanized with business booming, American wealth going up, and the rise of media. The use of automobiles, electricity, media and music soared during these times. Automobile sales rose by 5million and also prompted for the construction of more businesses and roads. (pg. 685) Women also became eligible to vote
The culture in the 1930s was completely different from now. The culture, sports, presidents, automobiles, and equality were all different. The movies and books had a different way of talking as far slang, and addressing people. Some of the books in the time were To Kill a Mockingbird, and The Hobbit. The music was completely different there was no rap. It was mainly big bands and swing music. In the 30s there was a new generation of stars in baseball. Baseball wasn 't played much in 30s due to the Great Depression. The Great Depression was when the Wall Street stock market crashed. This caused around 9,000 banks to fail, many people lost their jobs, and people became very poor.
The new woman of the 1920’s is automatically portrayed as a flapper, but there is much more to the new woman than just the assumed image that every woman was a flapper. More women were becoming educated. More women were focusing on themselves and on sexual relationships with their partners or husbands. Staying home and having children was starting to no longer be the norm. Women also gained the right to vote. During this time women gained a lot but also faced many challenges and discrimnation.
The Roaring 20s big changes were from people developing machines to help make work, and life easier, like the washing machine and Refrigerator. Radio was advertising, telling people how these new inventions would help them, advertisers had learned new ways to sell their products, and Americans were going into debt
You gave good pointers on your discussion post. The Great Depression was very much devastating than the 1920/21 depression even though it was horrible. The Great Depression lasted for some quiet time rather than 1920/21. Both events were put a hurt on the American economy and the government was not trusted by citizens and some political leaders. “Many economists who have studied the depression of 1920-21 have been unable to explain how the recovery could have been so swift and sweeping even though the federal government and the Federal Reserve refrained from employing any of the macroeconomic tools, public works spending, government deficits, inflationary monetary policy that conventional wisdom now recommends as the solution to economics slowdowns.”
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