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In the 1920s, America went through a period of massive social and economic change. Things began to roar and many had a lot more fun! Watch the video to find out more.

The Roaring Twenties

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Key points

  • America entered the age of consumerism where people had money to spend on consumer goods.
  • This spending stimulated industry and business, leading to massive changes in entertainment and leisure.
  • Fashion for women changed, bringing in bobbed hair, shorter skirts, make-up and cigarettes. These women were known as flappers.
  • Certain women won the right to vote, and new laws meant that women could now file for divorce.
  • However, more than 60% of Americans lived below the poverty line.

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