The 1920's was an era in which women started to wear more comfortable clothes, abandoning the more restricting fashions of the past years. These women were called "Flappers."
Even though alcohol was prohibited back then by the 18th amendment, many people would still find a way to carry on with their drinking habits, opening up secret bars and giving room to bootlegging.
F. Scott Fitzgerald
Illegal liquor traffic led to organized crime which led to the gangster's wealth. They controlled speakeasies, which were secret bars and distribution systems, known as bootlegging.
Jazz was a style of music that became very popular among the people in the 1920's. It was born in the neighborhoods of Harlem and quickly became very popular. It was a completely different sound than anything that had been around.
He was one of the “primary spokesman” for the jazz age. People of the time felt he truly understood and spoke to their generation. Considered one of America’s greatest writers to this day. He wrote The Great Gatsby.
The 1920s was an age of dramatic social and political change. For the first time, the population lived mostly in cities rather than farms. The nation's total wealth more than doubled between 1920 and 1929, and this economic growth swept many Americans into an affluent but unfamiliar “consumer society.” The 1920's was filled with money, drinks, parties, and wealth.