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Jazz clubs and bobbed hair isolation and revolution all of these were things that in one way or another made the 1920s roar The twenties were a time of economic and social growth for many Americans but it was also a time of great hardship for many The 1920s were fascinating in the way that there were so many changes occurring in society It is still difficult to decide though as to whether or not the 1920s were a time of rebellion or a time of conservatism During the 1920s there were trends of both conservatism as well as rebellion occurring simultaneously Many women from the middle to upper class were beginning to change their appearances and attitudes Many of these women could be deemed rebels simply because of the way they began dressing These women were wearing shorter skirts cutting their hair short and even wearing mens pants These new trends were seen as horrid and indecent Women were also beginning to wear make up which only a few years earlier was only worn by prostitutes This was not the only way that women were breaking the mold though women were now entering new fields in the work force Women were now doing jobs that many people had felt women could not do Not everything in the twenties was about pushing the envelope though There was also a trend now where a woman was expected to keep up both her appearance as well as her home Parents were now supposed to show more affection for their children and spouses as well These are more conservative trends that were very prevalent throughout the 1920s The economy played a huge role in all of the trends that occurred in the 1920s People who were in the middle to upper classes were doing very well The economy was doing well and many people becoming rich off of the stock market When the economy rises people begin
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