The name is derived from the increasing popularity of jazz music in the 1920s. There were great advancements in technology and significant economic growth.
There was a noticeable relaxing of the old social mores and 'modern' developments in the arts.
There was a brief economic recession at the start of the 1920s.
Became the age of consumerism as the economy boomed.
Major cities such as New York and Chicago grew rapidly and the building of skyscrapers like the Empire State Building seemed to show the self-confidence of American society.
The Roaring Twenties - based on having fun and spending money.
Economically, the era saw the large-scale diffusion and use of automobiles, telephones, motion pictures, and electricity, unprecedented industrial growth.
The American Dream was that an individual can achieve success in life regardless of family history or social status.
Woman in the 1920’s
The changing role of women was a result of the work they did during the war.
The number of working women increased by 25 per cent.
In 1920, all women were given the right to vote.
'Flappers' smoked in public, danced the new dances, and were sexually liberated.
Women wore clothing more convenient for activity and stopped wearing long skirts and corsets.
Divorce was made easier and the number of divorces doubled - women were not content just to stay at home and put up with bad husbands.
But most women were still housewives and were not as free as their men.
Most women were