Women During The Great War Essay

2037 Words Feb 17th, 2015 9 Pages
The decade of the 1920s, also referred to as the Roaring Twenties or the Jazz Age, emerged after the end of the Great War, signifying the developing changes and growth of the United States. America became a booming society as more people began living in big cities as opposed to rural areas, new entertainment and pastimes were established, such as sports and movies, as a result of the increased leisure time, and the roles and views of women in society began to shift as women appeared more flamboyant and were able to obtain different jobs. Also, a new image of African Americans arose and large influxes of immigrants began populating the United States. However, with great changes also followed great opposition. Many ‘old’ Americans desired for society to return to its previous customs prior to the Great War, while the ‘new’ Americans were satisfied with the changing environment. These tensions between the ‘old’ and the ‘new’ stemmed from disagreements over society, which was displayed through the prohibition conflict and development of modern inventions, arguments toward religion, manifested through the Scopes ‘Monkey’ Trial, and the issues over other races, which was exhibited through the Harlem Renaissance and actions of the Klu Klux Klan. To begin, the changing customs of society greatly displeased many traditional Americans. As conveyed through Sinclair Lewis’ Babbitt, America was becoming blank and empty, conforming to the rudimentary standards of society [Doc A]. Lewis…

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