1920s US: WOMEN AND CULTURAL CHANGES

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WOMEN: BEFORE THE 1920s
not allowed to vote in many states // restricted rights e.g. smoking // restricted clothing and makeup
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POSITIVE 1920s CHANGES
1919- 19th amendment: right to vote // flappers // eco boom = fem w.force +2M // divorce rates up // 1921 Sheppard-Tower Act: fund pregnancy h.care (w-drawn '29)
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LIMITATIONS
big pay gap // vote w/ husbands choice // 2/435 delegates in House of Reps / repeated equal rights fail to pass // rise in electricals and cosmetics = reinforce g.stereotypes
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CULTURAL: THE JAZZ AGE
developed by Black Americans, New Orleans 1895 // Northern imm spread popularity inc radio // Cultural Revolution - L.Armstrong // black tolerance
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THE HARLEM RENAISSANCE
Black migration = cult, soc and artistic explosion: 'New ***** Movement' // black achievement and struggle mag: 'The Crisis' // pop Af-Am cult set stage for civ rights movement
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RISE OF BASEBALL
sign of prosperity (income spent on it)// radio and n.paper covering // Yankees (Babe Ruth) and White Sox // ***** Baseball league - poor funds but chance to be pro
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RADIO
1922: 3M had a radio set - boosted b.ball and jazz // Religious services- Aimee Semple McPherson // Advertisement - added to boom
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CINEMA
led world to pop entertainment - silent film global, Chaplin // 1920: 20k cinemas, 800 films a year -- 1930:100M tickets a week; Warner Bros // Stars repped A.Dream // religion worries
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POSITIVE 1920s CHANGES

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1919- 19th amendment: right to vote // flappers // eco boom = fem w.force +2M // divorce rates up // 1921 Sheppard-Tower Act: fund pregnancy h.care (w-drawn '29)

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LIMITATIONS

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CULTURAL: THE JAZZ AGE

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THE HARLEM RENAISSANCE

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