Essay On Cultural Changes In The 1920s
Many rural residents uprooted their families and relocated to the city. As a result, the number of American city dwellers outnumber those who lived in rural areas for the first time in U.S. history.
Airplanes also became a significant part of American culture after stunt pilot Charles Lindberg soared to international fame after making the first solo flight across the Atlantic Ocean (from New York to Paris) in his single-engine plane, the Spirit of St. Louis. His achievement gave an tremendous boost to the rapidly growing aviation industry.
The Hollywood motion picture industry also emerged during the 1920s. Although movies were nothing new to Americans, the first “talkies” added voices to moviemaking which shifted the business of cinematic production into high gear. Glamorous actors and actresses soon enjoyed royal status and came to dominate American pop culture. It is estimated that, by the end of the decades, three-quarters of the American population visited a movie theater each