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What were the major trends in American culture during the 1920s?

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The 1920s was a decade of cultural change in our country. One change dealt with the role of women. Women, especially young women, became more outspoken. They were no longer willing to remain silent on issues. They also began to wear shorter dresses, drink and smoke in public, and work at jobs outside of the home.

Another change was in music. Jazz became very popular. Louis Armstrong and Duke Ellington became famous for their abilities to play jazz music. Bessie Smith was a famous blues singer.

There were other cultural changes. People...

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