The American Dream And The Roaring Twenties

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Eric Rogers
Mrs. Goebel
English 11
9 March 2016
The American Dream and the Roaring Twenties
The 1920’s was knows as the Roaring Twenties or the Jazz Age because of all the dramatic political and social change, more people lived in cities rather than farms, and the nation’s wealth doubled between 1920 and 1929. There were many new technological innovations and many factors that made the United States the place to be to find the “American Dream”. The 1920’s were known as the Roaring Twenties or The Jazz Age because of many things. The roaring twenties was a different time because of all the different things happening in the time period. The 1920’s in the United States, called “roaring” because of the different and new types of popular culture coming into the style that decade (“Roaring Twenties”). The movie industry skyrocketed in the 1920s with the growth of theaters being built downtown and in Hollywood. Silent films gradually came to be replaced by "talkies”, which were films that had sound, in the late '20s. Some more innovations are; visual art and architecture, radio, music, dance, fashion, literature, and intellectual movements. There were many more innovations that made the 1920’s “Roaring” but one of the biggest changes was the automobile. The 1920’s were known as the Roaring Twenties or The Jazz Age continued. The Roaring Twenties was a time when many people defied prohibition, indulged in new styles of dancing, and rejected many traditional moral standards
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