1.Discussion: 1920s Culture and the New Woman
Following World War I, the American culture changed significantly. Historians have pointed to many influences that shaped this new culture, including Jazz music, prohibition, changing fashion, and availability of automobiles. However, one of the greatest changes occurred in redefining the role of women in society. After reviewing the provided resources, answer the following questions (you do not have to answer all of them and you are not limited to them).
To what extent is the cultural change of the 1920s a reaction to the devastation of World War I?
How did women’s rights change and how did women’s roles in society change? What characterized the “New Woman”, and what do the opposition sources tell us about the concern this New Woman brought?
What lasting impact do you see of the Flapper culture or the New Woman from the 1920s?
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Address the questions asked in the paragraph above in at least a 300-word post and cite all outside sources appropriately
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