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What impact did electricity have on the 1920's?

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doglove | Student | (Level 1) Honors

Posted February 9, 2011 at 2:06 AM via web

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What impact did electricity have on the 1920's?

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pohnpei397 | College Teacher | (Level 3) Distinguished Educator

Posted February 9, 2011 at 2:14 AM (Answer #1)

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During the 1920s the increasing availability of electricity (especially in cities) changed the ways in which people lived their everyday lives.  In general, it gave them more time to have fun and more ways in which to spend that time.

Electricity gave people more time to have fun because it cut down on the amount of work they had to do.  This was especially true for women as household appliances came to make their work easier.  Electric lights meant that people could stay up longer in the evenings as well.

Electricity gave people more things to do because there were new forms of entertainment that were powered by electricity.  The best known of these were radios and movies.

The 1920s were a time when people were doing more things for fun than they ever had before.  This was made possible in part by electricity.

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