1920s: a decade of change by barrett a silverstein the 1920s began with the last american troops returning from europe after world war i they were coming back to their families, friends, and jobs two events in 1920 kicked off the era of change that americans experienced on august 18 the nineteenth amendment was passed, giving women.
The decade so reshaped american life that it came to be called by many names: the new era, the jazz age, the age of the flapper, the prosperity decade, and, most commonly, the roaring twenties the mass production and consumption of automobiles, household appliances, film, and radio fueled a new economy and new standards of living.
Roaring twenties the roaring twenties was one of the most transformative decades in america for the first time, more people lived in cities than on farms and the nation’s wealth more than doubled the culture of the 1920s is often remembered for the liberation of women, known as flappers, distinctive fashion trends, and mass consumption.
Politics in the 1920s with the end of world war i and the passage of the eighteenth amendment, americans entered the distinctive 1920s — an era of republican leadership, nationalistic and fundamentalist movements, and changing social conventions.
The roaring twenties was one of the most transformative decades in america for the first time, more people lived in cities than on farms and the nation’s wealth more than doubled the culture.
The 1920s were a period of dramatic changes more than half of all americans now lived in cities and the growing affordability of the automobile made people more mobile than ever although the decade was known as the era of the charleston dance craze, jazz, and flapper fashions, in many respects it.