In the 10920s a lot of social issues changed because the world was changing quickly and the people back then changed the perception of the good things and the bad things. The US started to look in some way how it looks today. But also there were a lot of different things that we have improve or change nowadays. In one hand, there are a lot of similar issues between the world in 1920s and now. The women started to fight for their rights and then still fighting for them today. There were different social groups as we have today, differentiated by their race, gender... The people in the cities started to think about some things like sex, alcohol, drugs, and homosexuality in a more liberal way. The people also started to discuss seriously about human origins, the idea of the Evolution started. Although our technology is better nowadays, they improved a lot in the 1920s. Also, at the end of the 1920s decade there was an economic recession, like our economic recession today. In the other hand, the economy was in a boom during the 1920s (before to the recession at the end of the decade) and now our economy is not really good. Also, alcohol drinks were illegal in that time, but now they are legal. The world is more interconnected nowadays than before thanks to the phones and the internet. The flappers were shocking in that time, because they used to wear short skirts, make up and bobbed hair. Now, this characteristics are are perceived as normal. The US citizens didn't like
03 October 2014
For the United States of America, the decade following the end of World War I was a
time of profound change. The prosperity of the 1920s was a time for the growing nation to
experience crucial transformations in the way it earned its keep, organized work affairs, and
enjoyed leisure activities. Attributes like technology, business corporations, organized crime,
women’s rights, equality, and media were developing and becoming more prominent aspects of
daily life in the 1920s. The…
either pop culture or prohibition or the economy caused the name, the Roaring Twenties, for the 1920s. Then again, many people can also argue that the chicken came before the egg or vice versa. It would be simpler to agree that it was a combination of all three but that’s not fun. Although pop culture and prohibition did play a part for the name, it is the economy of the time that really gave the 1920s its name, since the economy was a huge “roaring” rollercoaster. In the end, this was bad for the…
Some traditional roles of women were cleaning, cooking, and taking care of their children. They would be courted by men for marriage and would live under the success of their husbands.
During the 1920’s, flappers began to change this stereotype. Flappers are emancipated young women who embraced the new fashions and urban attitudes of the day. They would wear felt hats, bright dresses without a waistline that came an inch above the knee, tights…
Kyle Sakai, Chris Mojumdar, Philip Kitamura
A Literary Look Into Society pd. 1
Crime In the 1920s
In the 1920s, criminal activity was booming. Many people profited from crimes such as Sleepy Bill, Billy Maharg, Al Capone, George Remus, and Albert Fall. The most profitable and infamous crimes were the World Series, bootlegging, and the Teapot Dome Scandal. The 1920’s was a very corrupt time in American history.
The first World Series was held in 1903, and the annual contest between the…
“Roaring 20’s” was created by a unique set of circumstances in American History. The euphoria after World War I, the economy starting to boom because Americans could see progress and the short sightedness that stocks had a guaranteed return.
The 1920’s was a decade when America focused on itself. This was really the beginning of the modernization of America as we know it today. The sense of joy after the end of the war to end all wars (World War 1) helped create a nationwide atmosphere of extreme…
Prohibition in the 1920’s
During the 1920’s there were many things that were detrimental to the country. In this era, in the United States of America, the legal drinking age is twenty-one. However, this wasn’t always the case. In the 1920’s there was no legal drinking age. In fact after the ratification of the 18th Amendment to the U.S constitution, the transportation, manufacture and sale of alcohol was prohibited by the United States; Hence the name “Prohibition”. The impact the prohibition…
Intolerance in the 1920s---
In the mid 1920s, there were many acts of tolerance and intolerance. For example, Bartolommeo Vanzetti was treated with intolerance because he was accused of an April 20 robbery in which the paymaster and a guard at a factory in South Braintree, Massachusetts were shot to death. Vanzetti believed the government did not serve the people and should be abolished. Vanzetti opposed to the World War I. He took a part in protest meeting and in 1917 when the U.S joined the war…
Before the 1920’s, men and women each had certain roles and expectations set by the general society that kept men in a more powerful, dominant position. However, through the 1920’s, a ‘new woman’ emerged and showed women in a new light. These ladies were starting to break society’s original rules and be independent. Ultimately, this time period consisted of women expressing and enjoying themselves by beginning careers that they were interested in, wearing clothes that were flashy and…
6 May 2011
The Carelessness of the 1920’s
F. Scott Fitzgerald “coined the term ‘Jazz Age’ to describe the 1920’s decade of exuberance, creativity, and sometimes troubling change” (Howes 81). He was an iconic author of the 1920’s and thereby captured the mood of the times, one of extreme carelessness. In Fitzgerald’s works, a reoccurring idea is that of youthful recklessness, especially The Great Gatsby. During these times, known as the “roaring…
1920 - 1929
FACTS about this decade.
106,521,537 people in the United States
2,132,000 unemployed, Unemployment 5.2%
Life expectancy: Male 53.6, Female 54.6
343.000 in military (down from 1,172,601 in 1919)
Average annual earnings $1236; Teacher's salary $970
Dow Jones High 100 Low 67
Illiteracy rate reached a new low of 6% of the population.
Gangland crime included murder, swindles, racketeering
It took 13 days to reach California from…