Jeong Question 7 - HIS 204 Changes in the American way of...

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HIS 204 Changes in the American way of life and American values in the 1920's A lot of people moved from farms to cities in the 1920s and the population had been increased. By the 1920s, the new urban social patterns had appeared. City life affected family structure, employment, and educational and cultural opportunities. Their ethnic background, socioeconomic status, and family size played significant roles in determining women's work patterns. Compulsory education laws and child labor legislation limited the number of children working. New ideas about family life, such as compassionate marriage, contraception, scientific child rearing, and more easily obtainable divorces, gained currency. In addition, the young people of the 1920s were more open about sex and some Americans represented their discontent with the character of modern life. Young people behaved in unconventional ways because they were adjusting to more rapid changes than older generations. During the 1920s, the conflict between the rural areas and the cities was argued on many
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This note was uploaded on 05/09/2009 for the course HIST 104A taught by Professor Hanson during the Spring '08 term at Binghamton University.

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