It can be argued that since the 1920’s society in America has been in a state of moral decay. Many say that this decay has much to do with materialism and the acceptance of moral decay that began in the 1920’s. Because of things like organized crime, social corruption and growing materialism there was a sudden “drop” in society. Since the 1920’s there had been a drop in the way society would view things. It was the rise of leisure and it was the time when moral and art constraints weakened. People no longer would look toward political figures as role models.
Instead they turned to movie stars and sports figures. Children no longer aspired to go into politics, rather they wanted to become an actor or a famous sports player. This time also brought forth the reemergence of baseball, with such figures like Babe Ruth. This can be related to the same popularity that Sammy Sosa and Mark Maguire brought to baseball a few years back. During this time people in America also became law breakers.
Most people violated the eighteenth amendment without a seconds pause. With the abuse and want of alcohol there was an also an increase in organized crime. Since alcohol was not legal people began to get greedy over it. Alcohol production increased as the want for more also increased. Prostitution also arose during this time and violence was more common in the cities. Woman during this time did not dress as conservatively and dresses called “flap” dresses were more often warn..
Attitudes As American Citizens, it is our duty to treat all others with respect. America was created as a melting pot and has been since its creation. It is our duty to be open minded and to work with and around all other people, at least on the surface. Some people, regretfully, are unable to see others pleasantly even if they don t enjoy them and deal with other races and groups. No matter what ...