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What were the Roaring Twenties?

What were the Roaring Twenties?

Like the economy, American society was full of contrasts in the 1920s. The economy had brought about changes in ownership of consumer goods as well as in the entertainment industry, culture and social attitudes. This change and the party atmosphere that it brought about became known as the Roaring Twenties. The image shows the King Oliver's Creole Jazz Band. 1920. Louis Armstrong is kneeling at the front.



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