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The rebellious women went to all-night parties and danced to new dances called the Fox Trot, the Waltz, and the American Tango. Women also began holding men’s hands in public without wearing gloves, as was the custom, and smoked in public (history.com). The mothers of the women of this age formed an Anti-Flirt League to act against their daughters’ scandalous actions. Even so, the daughters did not listen and were called the generation of those who “do their own thing.” The people of this time also became much more daring than those of other times. They would have dance parties that lasted until everyone dropped from tiredness, called marathon dances, and they would strap themselves to the wings of planes, flying with the planes until the planes landed.
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The 1920s was a decade that is sometimes referred to as the “Roaring Twenties” or the “Jazz Age.” The Roaring Twenties was a break in tradition or the usual way of living. During this time period, changes in technology and art/entertainment greatly impacted how people lived. Radios became more popular and televisions were invented, which made broadcasting news a lot easier. As women started to develop a sense of independence, the way people dressed changed dramatically. All these changes that occurred in this decade impacted all the generations after.
The Stock Market started booming, many new dances and music came about, and women got the right to vote and enter the workforce. There was an uprise in almost every activity, and fashion was definitely one (Tirocchi, Anna and Laura). Although fashion varied throughout the decade, one could notice a drastic change from the prior fashion. There were many factors, like said above, that played into the changes of the 1920’s. As a result of World War I the US became one of the major powers.
The 1920s are known as the Roaring Twenties, the Jazz Age, and the Golden Twenties. During this time, there were dramatic social changes in society. The Great War destroyed old perceived social conventions and new ones were developed. The 1920s was a decade that saw a great change in the role of women. The Roaring Twenties was a common name for the 1920s, due to the rise in consumerism and advertising at the time.