- the 1920s regarded as a boisterous era of prosperity, fast cars, jazz, speakeasies, and wild youth.
Origin of Roaring Twenties
The 1920s in the United States, called “roaring” because of the exuberant, freewheeling popular culture of the decade. The Roaring Twenties was a time when many people defied Prohibition, indulged in new styles of dancing and dressing, and rejected many traditional moral standards. (See flappers and Jazz Age.)