The ROARING Twenties

An Age of dramatic social and political changes

What made the 1920's ROARING?

For the first time in America, more people lived in the cities than in rural areas. The nation's total wealth more than doubled between 1920 and 1929. This economic growth changed Americans into more of a "consumer society". Nationwide advertising and chain stores enabled Americans to buy the same goods. With invention and growth of the radio, the nation was able to hear the same music, news, and language from coast to coast.

For many Americans, the change brought more conflict than celebration.