The Roaring Twenties "Were the 1920's return to normalcy"

The 1920's was a time of great change, because the economy boomed, but for more Americans prices fell, resulting in a higher standard of living and dramatic increase in consumer consumption. Although most women's lives were not radically transformed by "Labor saving" young Americans women change the way they dressed those changes were encouraged by the new mass media that included radio and motions pictures.

Women acted in manner that shocked more their traditional parents.


The 1920's were filled with hardship 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 too 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. 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 stablished with his families and make fortune in the land of opportunities even in the actuality the land of opportunity is known for many people who want to immigrated to America and obtain a opportunity to establish here. And made a little of fortune like the people that came in the 20's.


During the prohibition, the manufactured, transportation, import and export and sale of alcoholic beverages were restricted or illegal. Prohibition was supposed to lower crime and corruption, to reduce social problems, and lower taxes, they needed to support prisons and poor houses, and to improve health in America. Instead, alcohol became more dangerous to consume, courts and prisons systems became overloaded;

This means about the prohibition of the alcoholic beverages that was prohibited in America also means about the role in the women during the 1920's in America. Quote #2 - The prohibition in the 20's was about all the alcoholic beverages that make a bog and huge change in the America society that it cause because of the alcohol America has to many social problems when the prohibition happened any transportation or sale of the product was illegal or a lower crime it help in reduce all the social problems in the country during the 20's. Also the consume of the alcohol became dangerous during the 1920's because people wanted to consume and it became difficult to control it.


On Election Day in 1920, millions of American women exercised their right to vote for their 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. On August 26, 1920 the 19th amendment to the Constitution was finally ratified, all American women and declaring for the first time that they like men deserve all the rights, responsibilities of citizenship. The campaign for women suffrage began in the earnest in the decades before before the Civil War. Many American women were beginning to chafe against what historians have called the "Cult Of True Womanhood" that was 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 women 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. American women's were autonomous individuals who deserved their own political identities. "We hold these truth 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 persuot of happiness." What these meant among other things was that they believed women should have the right to vote. World War 1 slowed the suffragists campaign but helped them advanced 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 Admedment to the Constitution was finally ratified.
This political cartoon means about the good progress of the country by the women role in the 20's like the vote to right and the 19th amendment that it make a big help in America during the 20's. 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.


Created with images by tpsdave - "washington blizzard winter" • jodie-mcshane - "shop-window display window shop window" • dok1 - "Slate Hill Class 1920's?" • DBerry2006 - "Bertaleda Hotel, Del Norte County, CA, early 1920's" • Sweet Carolina Photography - "Vermeer Flapper 10" • leelawrence65 - "1920's"

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