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  • Optimism In The 1920s

    The “Roaring Twenties” were a progressive period of the twentieth century placed between two periods of great devastation and loss. While many World War I veterans produced literary works describing their disillusionment and uncertainty about the traditional values of the world, many literary and cultural hearths were developing across the world. With the optimism left by the end of the war, and the popular hedonistic state of mind growing among young families, the 1920s marked an era of advancement and industrialization. According to Linda Alchin in the article Economic Boom 1920s, “The Roaring Twenties is the name given to the era in American history between the end of WWI and the commencement of the Great Depression” (Alchin). Although…

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  • Sexism In The 1920s

    Throughout the decades of evolutionary advancement, society progressed in a plethora of movements and ideologies. It would appear to the ignorant eye that roughly since the 1920s, America has been precocious. This in and of itself is false; not completely false, however, when contrasting the constraints of sexism at the time of the 1920s with 2016, the lack of difference is appalling. New York City, 1920, the jazz age loomed and rose with its freshness impacting the definition of the…

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  • Women In The 1920s

    “... the New Women of the 1920s boldly asserted her right to dance, drink, smoke, and date...” (Zeitz). During the early 1900s, women were considered inferior to men. Women were expected to take care of the home, children, and religion. On the other hand, men took care of politics and business (Benner). Significant changes occurred in the 1920s for women regarding politics, labor, and appearance. A major event for women during the 1920s was the passing of the Nineteenth Amendment. On…

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  • 1920s Culture

    The 1920s, conventionally referenced as the Roaring Twenties, was an era of great change and a time of exuberance in many regions of society. The world had just concluded the most immense war in history, World War I, and the United States of America was left virtually unharmed by the war. The U.S. was able to experience a decade of tranquility and prosperity succeeding the war. During this decade, America became the wealthiest country in the world. The denizens of the United States went through…

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  • Social Changes In The 1920s

    The 1920’s was the decade many raved about. Exciting new social changes and cultural differences began. During this decade there were clashes over alcohol, manners, morals, and over the rise of cities and evolution. It was all a matter of political and social change. Many people began moving into cities rather than living on farms. (History.com staff; “The Roaring Twenties”). Although many young people chose to celebrate and make the twenties roar, the 1920’s brought more conflict than…

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  • Fashion Trends In The 1920s

    1920’s Womens Fashion The 1920’s was an era of “New Modernization,” going from post war stress, to parties and fun! This era was specially focused on women, and the big role they took as they became more “independent” and “carefree” about their fashion choices. Women’s fashion wasn’t just about the clothes, but about the way it made women’s confidence and power rise. To wear the most popular trends was power, as they were affordable for all women. The popular trends at this time…

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  • Technological Advancement In The 1920s

    Within the period of the 1920’s in America, a multitude of technological advances and creations emerged. Because of the Great War, many technological advancements came to be. The technology created improvements in daily life in society in numerous ways, such as frozen food and 3-D movies. This benefited the average citizen in America. Advancements did not only help the ordinary citizens, but also helped medical and exploration studies. The electron microscope (1931), liquid fueled rockets(1926),…

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  • Fads In The 1920's

    1920s: Fads and Trends Fads in the 1920s were ways to forget the horrific memories of the war and live a new life. Games and Contests • One of the first fads was the ancient Chinese game, Mahjong but by 1927, it got old. • The new fad that replaced Mahjong was the crossword puzzle. • Because of this, thousands of dictionaries were sold and some were provided at railways. • The biggest rage of all the marathons was dancing. Fashion • For young women, the “flapper” look was popular. A flapper was…

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  • 1920s Fashion Essay

    sense of respect from others. Not only was fashion a piece of material back in the 1920’s, but also a form of movement. With the turn of the decade and fashion, women were able to speak for them-selves whether their voices were seen or heard as negative or positive. The Flapper image became negative for the elders but the image allowed young women to be able to grow out of that stage into mature women. Wanting to move out due to their parent’s constant lectures on how to live their lives caused…

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  • Slang In The 1920s

    The Language Of The 1920s In the twenties, language was flowing in the streets of the United States.Groups of people spoke slang in the cities and towns.Slang expressed the cultures and movements of the 1920s. The people that used slang in 1920s came from all sorts of backgrounds.They used slang for different things such as drinks mixed with alcohol.Which was called a cocktail, in Speakeasies, as for people that don’t usually drink alcohol can drink it. Lots of types of…

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