Social And Cultural Changes In The 1920s
Change in political policies like prohibition were a major part of the twenties.
For instance, many communities in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries introduced alcohol prohibition, “ undertaken to reduce crime and corruption, solve social problems, reduce the tax burden created by prisons and poorhouses, and improve health and hygiene in America.” (Thornton). While Prohibition was successful in reducing the amount of liquor consumed, it stimulated the increase of underground, organized …show more content…
First, society was changing and fashion changed along with it proving,“1920s fashion was the perfect blend between style and function. Beautiful clothes that allowed women to move” (1920s Fashion: Style in The Jazz Age). Hemlines on 1920s dresses were rising quickly, one year mid-calf, the next year below the knee. No longer were women willing to dress in the old customs of the Victorian era like corsets. In addition, flappers played a major role in fashion during this time being that, ”1920s flapper fashions were a new-found byproduct of a changing world, with many social elements merging together all at once in the fashion and the flapper culture itself” (1920s Flapper: Brash & Beautiful). Flappers did what society did not expect from them as they were a generation of young western women in the 1920s who wore short skirts, bobbed their hair, listened to jazz, and displayed what was then considered unacceptable behavior. They were young, liberated, and scandalous; they rejected the old ways and became enthusiastic over jazz and popular culture. 1920s fashion reflects society's rapid movement and