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4.03 Assignment

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Emily Hamrick

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4.03 Assignment
New Roles for Women
Women's Fashion of the 1920s
Harlem Renaissance
Emily Hamrick
Works Cited
Prohibition was a signature element of life in the 1920s. Prohibition was the banning of alcohol. Many people opposed this however, and protested against prohibition. Some people even went as far as making their own alcohol, called "bathtub gin" or "moonshine".
The Harlem Renaissance was the surge of creativity during which African American painters, writers, and painters flourished. One of the most prominent changes was in music. Jazz became very popular during this period. The most famous jazz musician of the 1920s was Louis Armstrong.
Fundamentalism is a religious viewpoint based on the belief that biblical events happened exactly as described. One of the most popular fundamentalists of this era was preacher Billy Sunday. Sunday condemned flappers and anyone who supported expanding the roles for women.
Women now had a vote and increased economic power. More women started going to college, and therefore entered the workforce in fields such as nursing, teaching, and social work. These were jobs that, prior to the 1920s, were rarly done by women.
Women during this era started to change the way they looked and dressed. They started to cut their hair short and shorten their dresses. Some women even became flappers. These flappers went to nightbs, drank alcohol, and smoked cigarettes. Much of society looked down on them.
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