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The Roaring Twenties

Social Studies, Grade 8

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Study Guide The Roaring Twenties Social Studies, Grade 8

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THE ROARING TWENTIES The 1920’s were a time of social, economical, and political change in the United States. After World War I, the economy changed drastically, and America began to take advantage of these changes. Men and women began to raise their standards of living, spending money on new technologies that they put on credit. Cars began to become a huge influence on society, and soon millions of people owned Ford’s invention. Prohibition was another important part of the 1920s. Banning the sale and consumption of alcohol created an underground culture of speakeasies, and eventually organized crime. Culturally, society was seeing many changes. Literature, music, and art were beginning to include influences from all over the world. Movies and radio became easily accessible and soon people were influenced by the people they watched on the screen. Different styles of clothing and architecture were becoming trendy, and new adaptations to these styles were seen in many different cities. © Copyright NewPath Learning. All Rights Reserved. Permission is granted for the purchaser to print copies for non-commercial educational purposes only. Visit us at www.NewPathLearning.com.
Politically, there were many changes in the 1920’s. The United States began to step back from world affairs, and became isolated from world events and organizations, as the focus on building local society became more prevalent. The many immigrants still arriving in America had a more difficult time acclimating to the United States during this time period, and were not always treated well. While many Americans were finding it easy to get work, these groups were unemployed and destitute. Despite this, they played a large role in the cultural and artistic growth during this time. © Copyright NewPath Learning. All Rights Reserved. Permission is granted for the purchaser to print copies for non-commercial educational purposes only. Visit us at www.NewPathLearning.com.
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