How Accurate is it to Call 1920’s USA ‘The Roaring Twenties’ The Roaring Twenties was an era of great economic growth in the USA. Just after WW1 had just ended, America was a time of fun, escapade, excitement and enthusiasm. New inventions were flooding into the country such as automobiles and refrigerators. Spending was to an all time high as people were buying the new fashion trends, going to see their favourite actors at the theatre or even to go see their favourite sporting heroes. People were enjoying life as these new changes gave the USA a major jump in its economy in this short period.
This ties over to the 1950s where there were a lot more job opportunities for the women. Also over this time, the option of birth control became available to women to use. Also women started taking a stand against sex servitude. In Woman and the New Race by Margaret Sanger, she states, “The most important force in the remaking of the world is a free motherhood.” This led to the baby boom generation. The baby boom generation led to an economic high in the 1950s.
In what ways did the lives of women change under the Nazis in the years 1933-39? In Weimar Germany, creditable progression of feminist work entitled women over the age of 20 the right to vote, this strongly encouraged a greater female interest in politics and by 1933 nearly one-tenth of Reichstag members were female. The women of Weimar Germany enjoyed social freedom; typically, they enjoyed a drink and were encouraged to smoke. They wore short skirts, wore make up and had their hair cut short. Rapid progress in female employment was strongly evident- many took up careers in professions and in some cases women earned the same pay as men.
The average household could afford new products due to popularity and mass productions. This helped the increase of the economy as less people were out of jobs and unemployment rates were at an all-time low. Construction was at its busiest in the 1920’s than ever before, with the new factories, houses, and businesses. With industrial growth at an all-time high, there was a demand for factories that needed to produce the new products. The 20’s was “age of the skyscraper” with new hospitals, public buildings, cinemas, offices, banks, and more.
Plastic Surgery; Women in Today’s Media Plastic Surgery has increasingly become more acceptable, more attainable, and the fastest growing trend in young women in today’s society. Plastic surgery is becoming more and more popular among younger women because of what they see as acceptable in our society. Last year, twenty three year old, reality television star, Heidi Montag went under the knife for a second time, the first being four years ago, to undergo ten major procedures in one day. Heidi sacrificed her safety and possibly her life just to achieve what she has said as an “improved version of herself,” in her post surgery interview on Good Morning America; but what others have said is too drastic, too dangerous, and at too young of an age. I contend that socialization theory, social cognitive theory, cognitive dissonance theory, and the agenda setting theory have all assisted the media in promoting and encouraging these drastic and life threatening surgeries as only a small sacrifice in achieving the ultimate ideal of beauty.
These endeavors provided a huge boost to the economy of the United States, advanced industrial technology, and provided more work opportunities for Americans. Most Americans were supportive of these changes and took great pride in the industrial prowess of their country. Another major cultural change brought on as a direct result of the United States’ involvement in World War II was the role of women in society. For years, women had been entering the workforce in growing numbers; however, they remained largely constrained to specific gender roles. World War II changed this in a number of ways.
The “Roaring Twenties.” By: Timothy-Jared Cordell. Throughout the 1920's in American culture, many saw social changes that caused for a difference in the original American idea of life. The American morals and customs developed in a more complex manner throughout the “Roaring Twenties” due to things like increased fashion sense (“Flappers”), multiple inventions, and the changes in lifestyles. As these three symbols thrived, the Americans began to feel a new sense of freedom. The American precedent set during the “Roaring Twenties” still poses as a prime example of how the current American society should remain – Free and living like there's no tomorrow!
3) This was a major accomplishment for all women who fought for equality B. Seneca Falls Convention 1) A convention in Seneca Falls New York organized by a group of Quaker Women discussing the role of women in society. 2) The Declaration of Sentiments was prepared by Elizabeth Cady Stanton. 3) Only 100 out of 300 signed but this was still another step forward for women. C. League of Women Voters (NAWSA) 1) Carrie Chapman Catt was a key woman in winning women’s voting rights. 2) In 1916 she revealed her “Winning Plan” and was backed by the House of Senate.
Since the Civil War ended in the late 1800’s, many inventions and innovations started to skyrocket in production, which led to what is now called the Industrial Revolution. This revolution really made an impact on how the people of America lived. Faster transportation, like the railroads and locomotives, made it easier for settlers to move out west where a lot of the industry work started. Inventions also made a huge impact on how people lived and made their daily lives easier. Some of these inventions were electricity, the sewing machine, the telephone, and the Model T Ford.
The historical debate surrounding this topic is wether women’s lives really did change greatly after the two world wars, or wether their lives simply went back to the way they were before the war started. This essay will discuss women’s participation during the two world wars, the gaining of the vote, women in the workplace after the wars, their role in society and how it changed and eventually, coming to the conclusion that women’s lives did not change to a great extent, and that it was all a result of changing times in society. Women’s participation during the two world wars was greatly appreciated. The great war came to be seen as a great opportunity for women, however, when war first broke out, the war was seen a threat to women’s position1. There was a massive disruption of the industries in which women were mostly employed, such as dress-making and textiles.