Essay on Roaring 20 's Vs. Swinging 60 's

1017 Words Sep 26th, 2015 5 Pages
Figueroa 1 Destiny Figueroa
Ms. McClung
English 1101
18 September 2015 Roaring 20’s vs. Swinging 60’s

Let’s take a trip back… way back… back into time. The 1920’s and 1960’s are two decades that have really defined the United States’ culture. From flappers to hippies, jazz music to rock, and Civil Rights movements, these two decades have helped shape the beliefs and rights we have today. The 1920s were an age of social and political change that would change the face of history in the United States. The 1960s is considered the most consequential and controversial decade of the twentieth century. Despite the forty year gap between the two decades, they share a great deal of similarities, many of which have changed history.
The 1920s was a decade of great social change and political conflicts. The role of women have changed profoundly since the 1920s. During the time of war, many women took the place of the males in factories, hospitals, and any other place men worked. When men returned from the war, women felt they should be entitled to the same rights as men, such as voting. This caused a great debate but in August of 1920, this all changed; the 19th amendment was added to the Constitution, giving women the right to vote. Women felt they were almost as superior as men once they were able to vote. As a result, women felt they could do as they pleased. This is where the term “flapper” comes into play. A flapper is a woman whose intent was to enjoy herself and go…

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