The 1920s were an age of dramatic social and political change. For the first time, more Americans lived in cities than on farms. The nation’s total wealth more than doubled between 1920 and 1929, and this economic growth swept many Americans into an affluent but unfamiliar “consumer society.” People from coast to coast bought the same goods (thanks to nationwide advertising and the spread of chain stores), listened to the same music, did the same dances and even used the same slang! Many Americans were uncomfortable with this new, urban, sometimes racy “mass culture”; in fact, for many–even most–people in the United States, the 1920s brought more conflict than celebration. However, for a small handful of young people in the nation’s big cities, the 1920s were roaring indeed.
In this lesson I will be talking about the first cars, different fads, prohibition, Flappers, Harlem Renaissance and much more. This lesson is of no cost to you and will give you a great deal of knowledge and show you how different it was back in the 20's than it is today. May come as a culture shock to some of you. I find the 1920's very interesting and I hope you do to.