This new era was known as a time filled with glamour and opulence wilder than anyone could imagine. The wealthy thrived and those not as fortunate celebrated in ways they could afford. Jazz often got connected with alcohol, intimate dancing and “other socially questionable activities”. It became popular on the radio, in pubs, and speakeasies (illegal pubs) all over New York and Chicago. The famed “flapper” style of dress appeared alongside this new trend as women started to rebel against the social norms.
This time of good and plenty that was fueled by a post war consumer economic boom lasted for the better part of the nineteen twenties. The Prosperity period of wealth for a good portion of the nation’s population gave way to what has been known as the Great Depression beginning in the late nineteen twenties. “At least in part, the Great Depression was caused by underlying weaknesses and imbalances within the U.S. economy that had been obscured by the boom psychology and speculative euphoria of the 1920s. The Depression exposed those weaknesses, as it did the inability of the nation's political and financial institutions to
Kawan Jefferies April 26, 2011 US History II Considered by many American historians as the “Roaring Twenties,” the decade of 1919-1929 was that and so much more. The phrase was coined to emphasize the period's social, artistic, and cultural vigor. Undeniably this decade was a period of extraordinary change in America, but it also brought great turbulence. There was a segment of the country that enjoyed frivolous good times and prosperity. This segment was the urban business districts that benevolently fed off of the new beginnings of materialistic consumerism.
The Roaring Twenties refers to the American period of the 1920’s, it shaped a large and important part of the history of the 20th century, and it’s one of the most brilliant and colorful decades of America. During this era, the United States experienced a great economic prosperity and many social changes; the three most important ones were: the new roles for women, the rise of consumers, and the advent of the movies. The change of women’s role was a very important event during the Roaring Twenties. Before the ’20’s, women’s position were very low, they couldn’t expose even a little bit of their body, and they didn’t have the rights to vote. “Women’s long fight for the vote ended with ratification of the 19th Amendment in August, 1920.
Before Jazz, music was enjoyed in fancy balls and theaters by the rich. Due to the great migration and freedom of slavery, a new form of music spreads through the US. In the roaring Twenties Jazz affected society by increasing the African American Culture, allowing women to rebel social standards, helping form a new genera of literature, and formed a new Dance. Jazz was a largely African American music, an early American made music, and was born during the Harlem Renaissance. One of the first American made music was Jazz it generated from Ragtime and Blues.
The 1920’s decade has often been characterized as a time of great progress and change, socially, politically and culturally, and was known as the ‘Roaring Twenties’. Women's rights were improved slightly, having more freedom and choices. However, women were still discriminated against and not treated as equal and fairly as men. During the war, many men had to leave the country and fight leaving women to do all the work. This meant the start of women working in positions usually filled by men.
Essay Topic 4 Each decade brings prosperity and change to America. The 1920s and the 1950s managed to be two decades that are complete opposites yet oddly similar. The 20’s was the time before the depression and the war, therefore, it acted almost as if the calm before the storm. The 50s, on the other hand, was the rainbow that basked in the aftermath of the two crisis’. The changes that occurred during these times affected American society a great deal, making the two time periods very similar and different in ways of consumerism and the roles of women.
The Twenties were known by various images as well: flaming youth, flappers, radio and movies, bathtub gin, the speakeasy, organized crime, confession magazines, cosmetics, the “new” woman, the Harlem Renaissance, consumerism; all these images and more are part of this fabulous period. New inventions joined with the new “morality” of a societal and sexual revolution to transform American life. The social, political and economic changes and that occurred during the Roaring Twenties were many as well as the advances. The twenties came on the heels of the World War I and enjoyed a prosperity and economic boom that has never again been matched. The 1920s are often seen as a period of great advance as the nation became urban and commercial.
When the stocks fell many people that became speculators and got rich were broke and penny less with just the end of a business day on Wall Street. The fall of wall street make a major impact on America, it kicked the united states into a major depression. Thousands of men and women were out of jobs, no food to eat and now real shelter to call their own. The country was reduced to almost nothing. With the help of president hover and his power to speak to a country about not giving up and to keep pushing for the mark of becoming a great country with his plan of a