When you think back to the history of the United States, one will often hear the term of the roaring twenties. Have you ever wondered how that term came about and why did the actually call that time period the roaring twenties? The term the roaring twenties refers to a time period that begins in 1920 and ended with the stock market crash of 1929. The stock market crash led to the Great Depression, but the years leading up to the depression were coined the phrase the roaring twenties.
The 1920’s was a time when people were seeing economic growth, and there was a definite increase of consumer spending as well. It was during this time that there were many social, artistic and cultural changes as well. Jazz music for example blossomed during this time frame, and the world began to see new art. Art Deco peaked during this period and many new artistic developments came from this.
It was not only art, it was the time of some major advancement in the modern technology as well. New technologies where springing up all over the place, and some of these changed the world as we know it. A few of these include the automobiles, the invention of moving pictures (movies), and the radio. Ãƒ’šÃ‚ Mass production of these products made it affordable to everyone and thus the economy were booming. Ãƒ’šÃ‚ Prior to WWI, having a car was luxury and not many could afford it but during the roaring twenties things changed, and people were able to purchase a car and many other great new products.
This period was a time of change, a change that did in fact change the world. From fashion, to art deco, to painting, to live music the world was changing. The time was free and saw such potential growth at the end of the war. All of these changes and the possibilities that lie ahead made this time period known as the roaring twenties.