Historical Research On Popular Culture

2343 Words Oct 22nd, 2014 10 Pages
Brandon Schwery
Historical Research Paper
Popular Culture
22 October 2014
Popular culture defines our country in many aspects. It is how we will be viewed by future generations, and how we view previous generations. There are songs, movies, inventions, artwork, and books that let us momentarily go back into the times in which they were produced and let us experience it for ourselves. These different forms of media can teach us a lot about our ancestors. Popular Culture gives us an accurate windows into the times in which it was produced through many forms of media, events, and styles.
There were a lot of positive themes in the 1920’s. The American economy was thriving and the troops just returned home from war, which produced a united and secure feeling throughout the country. Women now had a much bigger role in our country since they could vote. Jazz was creating an up-beat and racial mixture theme in music. However, the Ku Klux Klan created a concern for African Americans living in the south, which eventually led to the Great Migration. The Harlem Renaissance helped spread and celebrate African American culture, which created a feeling of pride in their community.
The 1920’s were a very positive time in this country for women. Women now had the right to vote, and many women wanted to be more independent. Women’s suffrage led to an increase of women presence in politics. Male politicians now had to cater to the needs of the women if they wanted an advantage in an…
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