Describe two societal changes that occured during the 1920s.

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pohnpei397 eNotes educator| Certified Educator

There were many societal changes during this time.  We will look at two of them here.

  • Changing role of women.  During the 1920s, women came to have a great deal more freedom.  This led to such things as the rise of "flappers" who dressed and acted in ways that would have seemed immoral to older people.
  • More forms of entertainment.  This includes things like movies, radios, and cars.  They helped to make the '20s a time during which people's lives revolved around recreation to a much greater degree than ever before.

Both of these helped lead to a conservative, traditionalist backlash in this decade.