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.