The Roaring Twenties in America

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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. Suffragists had predicted that women voters would lift the moral tone of politics. They found out 2 months later when the women’s vote helped elected Warren Harding in 1920, (AH, P.63).” The fact they had the voting rights gave them more self-confidence. They change the way they dressed and started showing off a little bit. The majorities of the women in America were happy about their new position in the society and began to enjoy participating into it. A rise of consumers also occurred in the 1920’s. The Industrial Revolution in the earlier time caused a production of a bunch of new-style goods, which means that Americans had more choices of purchasing things. “Automobiles and radio were only 2 leaders in a fast-moving economy. Total national production increased 34% between 1922 and 1929, (AC, P.180).” In the ’20’s, Advertising became very popular, and consumers started using credit to buy things, “In addition to advertising, industry provided another solution to the problem of luring consumers to purchase the mountain of goods produced each year: easy credit, or ‘a dollar down and a dollar forever, (AC, P.445).” All these economic

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