Culture In The 1920's

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Culture In the 1920’s, entertainment was growing rapidly. Most people listened to the radio and used it as a form of television. Radios did the same thing as TV’s but you couldn’t see what was going on. Between 1923 and 1930, 60% of American families had radios. Radios brought news, entertainment, and advertisements to more than 10 million households by 1929. The roles of women had increased in the 1920’s. Some women known as flappers were the beginning of a new generation. They would were short skirts, have their hair up and didn’t have the same look as the traditional women. Women were still economically and politically subordinate to men. Groups such as the KKK opposed to the changes women made. In 1920, the 19th amendment was ratified that gave women the right to vote. In 1923 the Equal Rights Amendment was introduced to congress. The ERA would give women the same rights as men The 18th amendment caused the start of prohibition. This meant that there couldn’t be any manufacturing, transport, import, export or sale of any alcoholic beverages. People like Al Capone didn’t follow the rule and sold illegal alcohol.

In the beginning of the 1920’s the Red Scare began. People in America believed in a democratic democracy and were afraid of turning into a communist government. Politicians wanted to focus more on culture and social issues in the country. Some of the problems were labor issues and immigration.
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