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4.03 Assignment US History
Transcript of 4.03 Assignment US History
Cultural Changes of the 1920s
By: Alina Alba
New Roles for Women
From the movie
The Great Gatsby
"A Little Party Never Killed Nobody"
The song perfectly describes what it was like to live in the 1920's
Fashion of the 1920's
During the 1920s, women developed a new kind of style that is one of the most unique of America's history. It became so iconic that a term was developed for certain women who would dance while wearing these dresses. They were known as Flappers.
Many people were disappointed at this time since alcohol was being banned. They were even more furious when the 18th amendment and the Volstead Act was passed enforcing the law of selling, transporting, or producing alcohol was illegal.
Even though laws were made, people found loopholes to get past these amendments.
The 1920s was the age of creativity and expression. Writers, painters, African American Musicians, and women finally got their chance to show society what they could do. For example, famous author F. Scott Fitzgerald is famous for his novels and even up to today one of his most famous works,
The Great Gatsby
, was made into a movie.
Not everyone supported the idea of dancing till midnight and drinking until they couldn't remember their own names. These people were known as fundamentalists. Famous people like these such as Billy Sunday and Aimee Semple McPherson shared their idea that they believed that biblical events happened as they were described.
It was finally time for women to have a voice. Since the big economic change occurred, women got new jobs and got the chance to go to college. With this new confidence, they cut their hair short and wore extravagant makeup to demonstrate their stand