The Roaring Twenties

By Keoson H. and Morgan B.

Political (Good)

For the first time, more americans lived in cities then on farms.

Nation total wealth more then doubled between the years 1920-1929.

Political (Bad)

During the 1920's, some freedoms were expanded while others were certailed.

On January 16th, 1920, the federal volstead act closed every tavern, bar and saloon in the united states.

Economic (Good)

1920 was the decade of increasing conveinences for the middle class, new products made household chores easier and led to more leaisure time.

Not only was american culture 'Roaring' in terms of style and social trends, but the economy was 'Roaring' as well

Economic (Bad)

Over 1 million people owned shares in America, on October 1929, the Wall Street crash occurred and the impact was felt worldwide

With the crash inflation increased by a large margin

Cultural (good)

The movie industry skyrocketed in the 1920's with the growth of Hollywood and downtown theatres.

The 19th amendment was passed in the 1920's, giving the woman the right to vote.

Cultural (bad)

The ku klux klan grew dramatically in the 1920s, and many of its members were people from higher classes who saw their status declining.

Newspapers followed the hunt for bootleggers, or liquor smuggles, but government officials estimated that in 1925 they caught only 5% of all the illegal liquor entering the country.

Social (Good)

The 1920s was a decade of great social and cultural change, driven by consumerism and an economic boom.

The change was most clear in the cities where there was a greater concentration of diverse groups of people.

Social (Bad)

People think that the 'Roaring' twenties were a great time of wealth and prosperity. But that was not the case because there were still a lot of lower class people.

Segregation was also a very big deal at the time. African Americans and other immigrants were still being discriminated.

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The 1920S Is A Complex, Fascinating Decade. It Is Commonly Referred To As The Roaring Twenties Because Of The, Clash And Intermingling Of Old And New. It Was During The 1920S That The Modern World, Which Was Born In The, Trenches Of Wwi, Experienced Its Growing Pains. Many Welcomed The New, More Liberal Ideas, The Frankness,, and The Liberation, The Swift Social Change That Occurred During This Time Period, While Others (Such As The Kkk). Freer Sex Standards and Was Wet (opposed Prohibition)Old vs. New America Activity (n.d.): n. pag. Web

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