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  • Flappers were one of the most familiar symbols of the roaring twenties.

  • Flappers represented the new woman for that time period.

  • Flappers were considered unladylike.

  • Flappers drank alcohol, which was considered inappropriate for women to do at that time.

  • Flappers danced suggestively and openly flirted with men.

  • Flappers also smoked cigarettes which was often seen as disrespectful.

  • Many Americans were terrified of the new flappers because they represented a new moral order.

  • Flappers were mostly middle class daughters.

  • Flappers prized style over substance, novelty over tradition, and pleasure over virtue.

  • They embodied the triumphs of the modern age.

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Sources: "The Roaring Twenties" (History.com Staff, 2010)

"Flappers" (ushistory.org. Independence Hall Association, n.d. Web. 08 Jan. 2016.)

"Flapper " (The ultimate history project. Np.,n.d. Web. 08 Jan. 2016.)