The 1920 s :a time of great change. By Jose Antonio Wong Barbosa

The 1920s was a time of great change because,The Economic boomed , wages rose for most Americans and prices fell, resulting in a higher standard of living and a dramatic increase in consumer consumption. Although most women's live were not radically transformed by "Labor-saving" home appliances or gaining the right to vote, young Americans women changing the way they dressed thought, and acted in a manner that shocked their more traditional parents. Those changes were encouraged by the new mass media that included radio and motions pictures.

It is a instrument that was invented during the 20s.

The 1920s were filled with hardships for immigrants, these years brought legislation changes and showcased the racism and hatred of people and F. Scott Fitzgerald demonstrated this in his novel "The Great Gatsby". Between 1880 and 1920 more than 25 million foreigners immigrated to America. These people were know as the new immigrated to America such as Italian, Jews and Slavs however, not many of them stayed mainly the young men immigrated in hopes that they could earn more money that they would in their own country. Between 50% and 80% of the immigrants ended up moving back to their homeland. Only the Irish and the Jewish stayed due to religious persecution, political oppression, and economic privation that was occurring at their homeland. People that were witnessing these things fled to America to escape it America's economy was booming, therefore it attracted more people trying to get away, away from poverty. America was then known as the land of the opportunity due to the amount of good paying jobs. The people who were already born in america saw the new immigration as competition. Since the immigrants would work for less pay , her felt that this would cause the amounts they earned to drop. Also the immigrants would work in poorer conditions, making it more dangerous for all workers. The american in 1920s were very racist.

Quote#1 The immigration make a great change in the culture in America because it make that many people from different countries come to America to established with his families and make fortune in the land of opportunity even in the actuality the land of opportunity is known for many people who want to immigrated to America and obtain a opportunity to established here in America and made a little of fortune like the people that come in the 20s.


During the prohibition, the manufacture, transportation, import and export and sale of alcoholic beverages were restricted or illegal. Prohibition was supposed to lower crime and corruption, reduce social problems, lower taxes need to support prisons and poor houses, and improve health and hygiene in America. Instead, Alcohol became more dangerous to consume; organized crime blossomed; courts and prisons Systems became overloaded; and endemic corruption or police and public officials occurred.

It's political cartoon means about the prohibition of the alcoholic beverages was prohibited in America also means about the role in the women during the 20s in America.

Quote#2 The prohibition in 20s was about all the alcoholic beverages it make a big and huge change in the American society that to cause of the alcohol America has to many social problems when the prohibition happen any transportation or sale of it product was illegal or a lower crime it help in reduce all the social problem in the country during the 20s also the consume of the alcohol become dangerous during the 20s because people want to consume and it become difficult to control.

Women Suffrage

On Election Day in 1920, millions of American women exercised their right to vote for the first time. It took activists and reformers nearly 100 years to win that right, and the campaign was not easy: Disagreements over strategy threatened to cripple the movement more than once. But on August 26, 1920, the 19th Amendment to the Constitution was finally ratified, enfranchising all American women and declaring for the first time that they, like men, deserve all the rights and responsibilities of citizenship.The campaign for women’s suffrage began in earnest in the decades before the Civil War. During the 1820s and 30s, most states had extended the franchise to all white men, regardless of how much money or property they had. At the same time, all sorts of reform groups were proliferating across the United States–temperance clubs, religious movements and moral-reform societies, anti-slavery organizations–and in many of these, women played a prominent role. Meanwhile, many American women were beginning to chafe against what historians have called the “Cult of True Womanhood”: that is, the idea that the only “true” woman was a pious, submissive wife and mother concerned exclusively with home and family. Put together, all of these contributed to a new way of thinking about what it meant to be a woman and a citizen in the United States.In 1848, a group of abolitionist activists–mostly women, but some men–gathered in Seneca Falls, New York to discuss the problem of women’s rights. (They were invited there by the reformers Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Lucretia Mott.) Most of the delegates agreed: American women were autonomous individuals who deserved their own political identities. “We hold these truths to be self-evident,” proclaimed the Declaration of Sentiments that the delegates produced, “that all men and women are created equal, that they are endowed by their creator with certain inalienable rights, that among these are life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.” What this meant, among other things, was that they believed women should have the right to vote.Starting in 1910, some states in the West began to extend the vote to women for the first time in almost 20 years. (Idaho and Utah had given women the right to vote at the end of the 19th century.) Still, the more established Southern and Eastern states resisted. In 1916, NAWSA president Carrie Chapman Catt unveiled what she called a “Winning Plan” to get the vote at last: a blitz campaign that mobilized state and local suffrage organizations all over the country, with special focus on those recalcitrant regions. (Meanwhile, a splinter group called the National Women’s Party focused on more radical, militant tactics–hunger strikes and White House pickets, for instance–aimed at winning dramatic publicity for their cause.)World War I slowed the suffragists’ campaign but helped them advance their argument nonetheless: Women’s work on behalf of the war effort, activists pointed out, proved that they were just as patriotic and deserving of citizenship as men, and on August 26, 1920, the 19th Amendment to the Constitution was finally ratified.

It political cartoon means about the good progress of the country by the Women role in 20s like the vote to right and the 19th amendment that it make a big help in America during the 20s.

Quote#3 During the 20s the women take a role very important like the right to vote and the 19th amendment that protect her also that the women was equality like the men with their own identity and that they become a reconsider like a identity that can help the country for her vote that can help to choose the represent for the country by the help of her decision and opinions.

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Jose Wong Barbosa


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