The election that year was the first in which women had the right to vote in all 48 states. There was new and revolutionary thinking in almost every sphere of human activity. The national feeling of relief that had swept the country at the end of the Great War had dipped, but was now about to evolve into unbridled optimism. The stock market was poised to soar, and despite the strife, there was a growing sense of confidence in the country. The restraints of Elizabethan morality that had dominated the country for the previous century were relaxed, and as women entered the workforce and earned the right to vote, fashion trends became more accessible, masculine, and practical.