* Women gained the right to vote in 1920 in the 19th Amendment. Due to societal norms of the past, many women chose not to vote. The League of Women Voters was formed the same year to educate women about political issues and candidates, as well as encourage participation in the political process. One of the founders was the president of the National American Woman Suffrage Association, Carrie Chapman Catt.
Read more: Roaring Twenties Political Events | eHow.com http://www.ehow.com/list_7794192_roaring-twenties-political-events.html#ixzz1gYm7jWyN Sunday, William "Billy" 1862-1935
The Best-Known Evangelist in America.
Billy Sunday entered the 1920s as the best-known revivalist in America. His great campaign in New York City in 1917 coincided with America's entry into the Great War, and in his sermons Sunday managed to fuse Christianity and American patriotism to the delight of millions. His success was even greater when he was able to celebrate the death of his longtime enemy, "John Barleycorn," with the adoption of Prohibition. He even attained some wealth, In 1920 Dun and Bradstreet estimated his worth at $1.4 million. Decline.
However, the 1920s were not pleasant for Sunday and his wife. While he continued to attract large audiences and led thousands to hit the "sawdust trail" that led to the altars of the tabernacles he had put up for his revivals, these special buildings no longer went up in the largest cities of the North, and he found himself working medium-sized crowds. Economic Growth in the 1920s
Despite the 1920-1921 depression and the minor interruptions in 1924 and 1927, the American economy exhibited impressive economic growth during the 1920s. Though some commentators in later years thought that the existence of some slow growing or declining sectors in the twenties suggested weaknesses that might have helped bring on the Great Depression, few now argue this. Economic growth never occurs in all sectors at...