1920s an Era of Social Transformation Essay

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Citizens wanted normality to return to America. The 1920s was also known as an era of social transformation for women and American society. America was changing fast between War World I ending, and women testing new boundaries. The twenties was a positive and negative change for America. The 1920 had a paved a path which leads women towards social independents, and the twenties was also a decade that gave American a new view on their government. The prohibition movement had also made a huge impact on American society as a whole. The crime rates were rising fast in the cities, and citizens were illegally consuming alcohol. During the twenties between both events; women changing fashion and social norms for future generation, and the …show more content…
Flappers were normally single middle-class woman who flamboyantly flouted their new independents (Swartz, Dennis K."Flappers’’. TheDandy.org). Their Long hair was all of a sudden cut to a boyish bobbed style. Previously before Flappers came around women barley wore makeup. Flappers broke had that fashion norm, and wore more makeup than normal. Makeup was still hard to put on, and the girls who wore a lot were normally considered ‘’bad’’. Clothing had transformed tremendously during the 1920s, dresses were still the Victorian style. Before the dresses were long and covered everything, but the Flappers had risen the hemline six inches over their Victorian dress recommendations (‘’A Cultural History of the United States through the Decades: The 1920s Flappers’’, 50). The Flapper dresses showed off their arms and chest. Long strands of pearls rolled off their necks. Flappers also rose their pantyhose to be able to show off their knee. Instead of females being housewives they started to go out dancing with friends. Some evened starting doing the same activities men did. Some of the activity’s included consuming alcohol (even though it was banned), and they evened smoked. Not wanting to worry about families most flappers had changed their views about marriage and child rearing, because flappers wanted to have the same social freedom men had (‘’A Cultural History of the United States through the Decades:

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