Effects Of Popular Culture In The 1920s

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In the 1920s before the economic "good times" took hold, America confronted a Red Scare. In 1917, Vladimir Lenin and his Russian Bolshevik Party (called the "Reds") seized power in Russia, declaring the advent of world communism and the end of all private property. Fears of change also prompted a series of violent race riots. Fears of white women and black men fraternizing together at a labor meeting erupted into a riot. New technology enhanced a vibrant social atmosphere. The "Roaring Twenties" witnessed a great expansion of popular culture. Movies, music, and sports became very popular, Jazz music was originally part of African American culture but it made its way to white people. Baseball, boxing, and college football were popular as well, people would listen to their favorite local team or boxer on the radio. Women had a new sense of fashion, starting with their "bobbed" hair, knee-length dresses which seemed really short, public smoking and dance crazes. …show more content…
There were homeless Americans in many places, they would built makeshift towns on the outskirts of cities and in abandoned lots and parks, they were nicknamed "Hoovervilles". African Americans suffered more than white people, African Americans were usually the "last hired and first fired" for jobs. Many suffered from hunger as well, country 's farms still produced plenty of food but the lack of funds for transportation prevented most foods from reaching urban marketplaces. Parts of Kansas, Oklahoma, Nebraska, and Texas were called the "Dust Bowl" because there were dust storms and droughts that were bad. Even during the depression, people attended movies or read

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