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"The lives of American women changed completely in the 1920s" - How much do you agree with this statement?

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  • Essay length: 710 words
  • Submitted: 02/09/2012
  • Awarding body: Edexcel (for GCSEs)
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GCSE USA 1919-1941

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"The lives of American women changed completely in the 1920s" - How much do you agree with this statement?

Women in the 1920s lives did change, but only for some women. In this essay I will be comparing the lives of different women and explaining how their lives may or may not have changed.

By the end of the 1920s, American society had changed beyond recognition in comparison with how it was before World War One. America had grown rich and the American people had reflected this in the way they spent their money. Entertainment took up much more of their time and generated a lot of money. Before the war, people had seen thriftiness as a virtue but in the 1920s people spent money even before they had earned it. Consumerism increased and with advertising became a great new industry. Women were no longer seen as just housewives and many new celebrities came out of Hollywood cinema and film.

Before World War One, many American women were expected to lead very dull, restricted lives. They were not expected to dress up, wear make-up or play sport. Relationships with men were not allowed to be

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