Taking a Look at the Jazz Age

1600 Words Jan 28th, 2018 6 Pages
The Jazz Age was a time of change and new beginnings for Americans. During the Jazz Age, the United States erupted in new musical and cultural changes. These changes can be seen through the shift in literature, from conservative to contemporary writings, by literary giants like F. Scott Fitzgerald and Bessie Smith. The Jazz Age was known as the Roaring Twenties, and is still popular today due to its infamous jazz music, flappers, and prohibition. The Jazz Age was an exciting, and contemporary time period in American history.
During the Jazz Age, the U.S was the setting of many cultural changes, artistic innovation, and social changes. World War 1 ended in 1918 , leading to the start of the Jazz Age. The U.S was still undergoing many reparations from World War 1, which led to many cultural changes during the 20s. Americans had money, freedom and peace. “ People became less conservative and wanted more to just have a good time.”("The Roaring 20's: The Jazz Age - History For Dummies") After the end of the war, Americans were more relaxed and wanted to live freely. This is evident through many new ideas and feeling among the citizens of the U.S. One of these new ideas was bootlegging, which led to the formation of speakeasies. Prohibition began in 1920, which banned the manufacture, transportation and sale of intoxicating liquors. Speakeasy is an establishment that illegally sold banned alcoholic beverages. ("Speakeasy")…

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