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The 1920's was a time of transition and change for Americans. Notably, the women of the era achieved a level of independence of never before and defied traditional roles.

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• The 19th Amendment to the Constitution is ratified, giving women the right to vote.

• The first commercial radio broadcast is transmitted.

• The League of Nations is established by the United States and other world leaders.
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• The Equal Rights Amendment (ERA) is first introduced to Congress. It states, “Men and women shall have equal rights throughout the United States and every place subject to its jurisdiction.”
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• In Wyoming, Nellie Tayloe Ross becomes the first woman elected as a governor in the United States.

• The World Exposition of Women’s Progress (the first women’s world’s fair) opens in Chicago.
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The Jazz Singer, the first movie with sound, is released.
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• Women compete for the first time in Olympic field events.
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• The stock market crashes, marking the beginning of the Great Depression.
Table taken from
http://school.discoveryeducation.com/schooladventures/womenofthecentury/decadebydecade/1920s.html