The Roaring 20s in The USA

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1. growing cities

1.1. in 1920, for the first time in American history

1.2. more Americans lived in towns and cities tahn in the country.

1.3. from source 25, throughout the 1920s cities were growing fast. People Flocked to them all over the USA.

1.4. Many people in the country throught that their traditional values, which they thought were under threal from the growing cities, which they thought werefull of atherists, drunks and criminals.

2. entreteiment

2.1. during the 1920 the entreteiment industry blossomed. The average working week dropped from 47 a to 44 2 hours so people had more leisure time.

2.2. Averenge wages rose by 11 percent, so woekers also had more disposable income.

2.3. A lot of this spare time and money was channelled into entretaiment.

3. Radio

3.1. Almost everyone in the USA listened to the radio. Most Households had their own set. People who could not afford to buy one outright, could purchase one in instalments.

3.2. The choise of programmes grew quickly

3.3. In August 1921 there was only one licensed radio station on America. By the end of 1922 there were 508 of them.

3.4. In August 1921 there was only one licensed radio station on America. By the end of 1922 there were 508 of them.

4. Jazz

4.1. The radio gane much greater acces to new mussic Jazz music became an obsession among young people

4.2. Blues music was particulary popular among the black population, while jazz caputured the imagination of both white and young American.

4.3. Jazz went ner dances such as the Charleston, and new styles of behaviour, which were summed up in the imagine of the flapper, a woman who wore short dresses and make up and who smoked in public.