"Here was a new generation, shouting the old cries, learning the old creeds, through a revery of long days and nights; destined finally to go out into that dirty gray turmoil to follow love and pride; a new generation dedicated more than the last to the fear of poverty and the worship of success ." (F. Scott Fitzgerald) The roaring twenties were a period of new discoveries and wealth. After the long and brutal war, people were eager to enjoy life. The twenties was the time of changing culture, economic boom and emerging technologies, the 1920s truly roared.
First of all, the step towards technology was a big component of the1920s. People who previously had limited access to money, suddenly gained access and new ideas bloomed. New advancements, new discoveries and new inventions improved Canadians lives in many ways. As one of the many reasons for Canada's prosperity "Technology played one of the most vital parts in bringing the great economic and cultural prosperity that Canada experienced during the 1920s." (The Impact of Technology on 1920s Life, page1) One of the major inventions of the 1920s was the automobile and it was an overwhelming success. It made travelling from different cities much easier and efficient. Destinations were no longer out of reach and more people were finding jobs because of this. Along with the technology boom, there came new technologies such as radio and silent movies. They both became extremely popular forms of entertainment. The advancement in technology contributes to the roaring 1920s.
Secondly, the changing culture was also a big aspect in the twenties. The crazes of the 1920s were caught on quickly. After the war, people were excited to start enjoying life once again, in order to escape the painful memories. "They were an escape from the horror of war, and an opportunity to release pent up emotions created by the restricted lifestyles forces on the public by the war effort.