Females during this time started showing more skin in their clothes. These women were called flappers. They wore dresses that usually came up to their knees. Women from the generation before did not support this at all. They were against it.
Prohibition made the purchase and the consumption of alcohol illegal. The wealthy didn't care that it was outlawed. It was still sold but it cost much more. It gave a rise to the gangster-era. People had to go to "Speakeasies" to get a drink.
F. Scott Fitzgerald
Prohibition caused organized crime to arise. Gangsters controlled speakeasies and private distribution systems. People like Al Capone rose to be one of the main gangsters. It also started graft, Extortion Rackets, and Prostitution.
Jazz rose as the music of that time. People were listening to it everywhere. With cars people went to see people perform their music. Jazz bands started to pop up as well. Louis Armstrong became one the most famous Jazz artists. .
He became one of the "primary spokesmen for the Jazz age. He understood people and the generation. He is considered to be one of the greatest writers of all time. He was born and raised in St. Paul, MN. He served in the Army from 1917-1919. He Married Zelda Sayre but their marriage wasn't very good.
People during this time were considered to have extra money to spend. They spent it on consumer goods like clothes and home appliances. There were many new inventions during this time and people couldn't wait to purchase them. People went to movies. With the automobile coming out at a low price people rushed to buy them too.