The Woman's Suffrage movement officially started in 1890. Susan B. Anthony and Elizabeth Cady Stanton formed the National American Woman Suffrage Association in 1890. Their main goal was to give women the right to vote. Eventually, as a result of strong lobbying, Congress passed the 19th admendment which gave women the right to vote. The majority of South Carolina however, was against this.
Votes for women!!!
Tourism and Recreation
The Boll Weevil was a type of beetle that ate cotton fibers. In 1921, the Boll Weevil wiped out half of the cotton in South Carolina. This hit the economy pretty hard and combined with years of drought made it so that in 1922, farmers only produced 1/3 of what they were making prior.
There were many technological changes throughout the roaring 20's. The big ones being widespread electricity and cars. With electricity, new things were being invented, like refrigerators and toasters. To pay for these new things, they used credit. This helped bussiness because of the interest.
Southern Literary Renaissance
Tourism really exploded with the invention of cars and the creation of roads throughout America. Now people from all over the country could get anywhere much faster than they could before. The tourism also helped cities and towns grow. For example, Watersboro built a tourist industry which helped the city grow becuase it was Route 1. It was known as the halfway stop on the way from New York to Miami.
Even though it had a decline after the Reconstruction, it started to grow in the 1920's. Some people in the U.S. didn't like what was happening with the country so they started hate groups who spread violence against anyone who wasn't a white Protestant.
This was between the writers and poets in the North and South. The North called the South's literature unsophisticated. As a result of this, the South's literary culture sparked. Groups were created, such as the Southern Agrarians, who wrote about the rural South.