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  • The 1920s

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    The 1920’s The 1920's were a decade of enjoyment, employment, and for some disappointment. It was a decade classified as the "roaring twenties." Men returning from World War I had to deal with unemployment, wheat farmers and oil companies were striking it rich, new modern conveniences were being thought up, and fashion was a major issue among the rich. During the twenties the economy had a definite impact on the society. It benefited some, but hurt others. The people that benefited were the prairie

  • The 1920s

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    The 1920’s The 1920’s where a time of conservatism, it was a time of great social change. From the world of fashion to the world to politics, forces clashed to produce the most explosive decade of the century. The eighteenth Amendment was passed in 1920, which made alcohol illegal. It was called the Prohibition Amendment. This was known as the “Noble Experiment”. All importing, exporting, selling, manufacturing and transporting of alcohol were illegal. The older people favored this amendment. They

  • 1920

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    American population. It was the beginning of good art and literature. Many people were influenced by the entertainment. The 1920s had a lot of first in its time like the first radio broadcast, the first movie with sound, and the first animated movie. Many values changed in the 1920s due to the influence of the arts. The first radio broadcast was KDKA and it aired on November 2, 1920. Radio broadcasting was a new idea so people believed everything that the radio would say. No matter the age everyone listened

  • Era of 1920s

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    Even though politicians and historians view political cartoons differently, historians can now look back and truly capture the minds of the American people during the 1920s. This political cartoon, “The Modern Devil Fish,” illustrated by Victor Hugo, was published in a 1925 issue of the Chicago Tribune. This specific cartoon was used as propaganda to promote the Prohibition Party and encourage the support of voters by addressing the usual arguments against the legal status of alcohol. It also was

  • Women of the 1920s

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    For women, the 1920’s was a time of dramatic changes when coming to rights and overall culture. In the 1920 women where giving the right to vote through the 19th amendment (Source A). This new found freedom gave the women of the 20’s a sense of independence and autonomy, leading them to have jobs in white collar industries and controlling whether or not they can conceive. Women felt power with the new right to vote, the ability to hold high position jobs, a new sense of style and with new inventions

  • Theater in the 1920s

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    In the 1920's, the theater was considered the scene of a " 'curious conflict' between realism and a freer form of theatricality". (MacGowen, viii) There were many famous playwrights of the era. Among these were Thornton Wilder and, probably the most prominent playwright, Eugene O'Neill. These two authors used many of the same themes in their writing; romanticism was a popular one. However, they each also used themes and styles of writing that set them apart from other writers. The values that

  • America in the 1920s

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    Technology played an important role in the daily lives of Americans in the 1920s. Many inventions and new developments occurred during this time. A large number of items that are used today were invented by individuals and teams in research laboratories. This technology brought many conveniences such as electrical power and indoor plumbing into the home. Radios gave people access to the news and provided entertainment. Mass culture was also born and the automobile became the largest consumer

  • Women in the 1920s

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    these were women who wore long skirts, shirts with collars, and their hair was up in a bun. The 1920s was a time in political and social change. Most women in the 1920s were known as flappers, these were women who wore short skirts and disobeyed their parents. They started to drink, smoke, and do “unlady-like” things. Most knew this era for their flappers, movie theatres, and dance halls. Women in the 1920s compared to now are similar in some ways and different in others, they both act in rebellious

  • The 1920's

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    The 1920's Jazz clubs and bobbed hair, isolation and revolution, all of these were things that, in one way or another, made the 1920s roar. The twenties were a time of economic and social growth for many Americans, but it was also a time of great hardship for many. The 1920s were fascinating in the way that there were so many changes occurring in society. It is still difficult to decide though as to whether or not the 1920s were a time of rebellion or a time of conservatism. During the 1920s there

  • A 1920s Woman

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    War 1 was a time filled with trauma, despair, and hardships. Women had limited freedoms such as being able to vote, being confined at home, and having less than half of the rights men were able to have. Time flew by and as the war ended in 1918, the 1920’s decade of change soon approached. The year was famously known as “The Jazz Age” and “The Roaring 20’s” because of the newly found freedom, social and political changes, and the time of prohibition. Among these powerful new changes was the freedom