Flapper Girls In The 1920's

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“From 1921 to 1924 the nation's gross national product jumped from $69 billion to $93 billion. Wages rose by 22% from $36.4 billion to $51.5 billion,” (http://www.american-historama.org/1913-1928-ww1-prohibition-era/roaring-twenties.htm). Flapper girls and consumerism made the 1920s a time of social and economic changes.
Colleen Moore, an actress during the 20s, said that, “[Flapper girls] were smart and sophisticated...so casual about their [appearance]... I don't know if I realized as soon as I began seeing them that they represented the wave of the future, but I do know I was drawn to them.” Flapper girls made the 20s a time of social changes. Women left traditional female roles and became more independent. They were not at home taking care of the children and doing housework anymore, instead they were out and having . This made people think differently of women.
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In the 20s too much was being produced so companies had an abundance of products. They fixed this problem by decreasing work hours so that there will be less products being made. They also used advertising so that people would want to go out and buy their products. Prices for products dropped so that more people could afford to buy it. Consumerism helped the 1920s be a time of economic changes.
Flapper girls made people think differently about women. Consumerism made people go out and buy companies products. This helped the economy. Consumerism Flapper girls and consumerism made the 20s a time of social and economic