The "Roaring Twenties"

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The "Roaring Twenties"


Bang, Boom, Bang!; That was the terrible sound that the soldiers fighting in World War " heard everyday in the battle fields and through the trenches. Now that it was over, and it was just about the 1920's, it was time to enjoy life as much as possible.

By the twenties things were definitely heating up and getting really exciting. Women's rights, new inventions and entertainment were just a few of the many things that made the 1920's to be considered roaring.

Women's rights were still not in as full effect as men's rights were, but many women fought for privileges. Women were considered naturally weaker than men, delicate, and unable to perform work requiring muscular or intellectual development. It was not until 1921 at the federal election that Agnes Macphail was the only woman elected. She was treated with disrespect and felt very awkward while working in the House of Commons.

Although she felt out of place she stood up for women's rights and worked hard for women across the country. When many women had husbands that came back from the war they were expected to quit their jobs and go back to being homemakers. Very few women went along with this and continued to work hard for they were women who could do things just as well as men. Women had jobs such as secretaries, servants factory workers etc. Even though these were normal jobs they were considered much less important than the jobs that men did. Women were earning less money then men and they were not happy. As time progressed things continued to be unfair as women were treated more and more wrongly. Also, Chinese, Japanese and colored women were being discriminated. In 1923 the National Woman's Party first proposed...