The Influence Of Flappers In The 1920's

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Flappers- Flappers were young women from the 1920 's who defied traditional rules of conduct and dress. The change amounted to a revolution in manners and morals. Flappers defied their contempt for what was then considered behavior that was common. The short hair styles, shorter dresses, the enjoyment of jazz music, the act of smoking and drinking and wearing makeup is what distinguished them from other women. Flappers helped redefine the role of women at a large extent. Flappers began to become more independent and obtained more freedom that allowed them to enjoy themselves and not be restricted by the economic, political, and social limits. Flappers began to have an impact on the workplace by increasing work outside of homes. Some flappers were also supporters of women 's rights as well as voting. Flappers clinged to new concepts while they rid themselves of older ideas about the role of women. Although not all women aspired to be flappers, many wanted more control over lives …show more content…
Their aim was to reassert white supremacy in the South. The Klan members accomplished this by reigning terror against African Americans. The Klan of the 1920 's was significantly different than that of the post-Civil War Klan. The KKK was not only ant-black, but it was also anti-Catholic, anti-Darwin, anti-immigrant, anti-Semitic, and anti-urban. William Joseph Simmons transformed the Klan into a big national organization. Actors, baseball players, legislatures and even governors were part of the KKK. The Klan of the 1920 's were focused on political and social reform. Their violence consisted of bombings, shootings, whipping, beating and assaulting, floggings, and lynchings. Strategies that were not as common in the post-Civil War Klan. Although both Klans were significantly different in their views, both Klans used violence to support their goal of society consisting of one race and

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