The 1920s

The roaring twenties can be defined as a time of prosperity, happiness and excitement. It is a positive change. The 1920s was a time of controversy and it was a time of great social change. It was the age of prohibition and was the age of prosperity; from the world of fashion, technology, and entertainment, to the world of politics, it can be described as the most explosive decade of the century.
The 1920 brought a huge change to society. It was a decade that gave birth to ‘’flappers’’. Flappers were women who were characterized by their choice of bobbed hair, short skirts, and their enjoyment of jazz music. They were branded for their enjoyment of drinking, immoderate makeup, driving cars and smoking. The origins of flappers, were seen as being rooted in liberalism for women.   The flappers also created a fashion revolution, with their short hair, shorter skirts, and lower backlines and necklines. As for men, flannel and tweed were popular fabrics, silk ties, black bower hats, toned shoes and tail coats were pretty basic for all menswear.  
The economy experienced steady growth and expansion during the 1920s. By 1929, more than 16000 workers had jobs. The numerous 1920 inventions played a major role in creating jobs for the unemployed during this decade. For example, the invention of a car in the 1920s stemmed jobs such as: automobile dealerships, gas station workers, repair shops, manufacturing workers etc… Also, the growth in the automobile industry increased the need for gasoline and oil; in 1924 ‘’black gold’’ was found in Calgary. Due to this discovery, a huge amount of power was needed for mining and smelting led to the increase of hydroelectric power production and as a result Canada became the second largest hydroelectric power producer which helped the economic boom. In addition during the mid-decade, Canada was the largest supplier in the world for newsprint which also brought in a lot of money.
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