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Life in the Roaring Twenties

In the aftermath of World War I, the United States turned its attention to mass producing goods and greatly expanding its consumer society. New technologies that had been limited before the war...

Latest answer posted March 4, 2021, 11:57 am (UTC)

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A look at the American census taken in 1920 reveals an interesting employment landscape that reveals the way the country was changing. The most common job in America was farming, particularly dairy...

Latest answer posted January 28, 2021, 11:19 am (UTC)

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The radio provided an instant source of advertising. In order to be profitable, radio stations had to sell advertising spots since their product was free. Many of the early radio shows had...

Latest answer posted May 4, 2020, 11:31 pm (UTC)

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Electricity played a major role in the 1920s. Many new appliances and products were developed during this time. Wash machines, irons, vacuum cleaners, electric ovens, dishwashers, and the electric...

Latest answer posted February 8, 2016, 2:32 am (UTC)

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The advent of radio and movies in the 1920s was to help the emerging mass consumer culture which was part of the time period. The development of these mediums served as outlets for individuals to...

Latest answer posted March 14, 2010, 9:37 pm (UTC)

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I respectfully disagree with the above response. The loss of jobs for saddle and carriage makers was overwhelmingly outpaced by the creation of new jobs created by the invention of the automobile....

Latest answer posted January 29, 2012, 5:47 am (UTC)

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In the wake of World War I, technology made life faster and connected more people than ever before. Cars made travel easier, especially over long distances, compared to horses and carts. Cars also...

Latest answer posted April 22, 2020, 12:12 pm (UTC)

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Movies exerted a great deal of influence on people's lives during the so-called Roaring Twenties. They presented a world of fantasy and glamor into which ordinary cinema-goers could momentarily...

Latest answer posted December 27, 2019, 8:31 am (UTC)

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There are a few reasons why farmers did not share in the prosperity of the 1920s. One factor that hurt farmers was overproduction. Farmers produced too many crops. As a result of new technology,...

Latest answer posted October 17, 2015, 12:35 pm (UTC)

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Basically, the demobilization process led to an economic depression during the 1920s. Many war supply industries suffered substantial monetary loss after war contracts were abruptly cancelled...

Latest answer posted January 3, 2017, 5:02 pm (UTC)

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Everyone became a little more prosperous in the twenties, but as these things go, the wealthy were the ones who got the most out of it. The rich usually benefit most from times of prosperity. The...

Latest answer posted August 15, 2011, 6:08 am (UTC)

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Working conditions in the early part of the 20th century were dirty, crowded, and dangerous. Factory jobs were booming, and more families were moving to the cities to find opportunities. Also...

Latest answer posted November 12, 2008, 11:16 am (UTC)

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The 1920s were a decade of "normalcy" in American foreign policy—or isolationism—and growing materialism on the home front. The high ideals of Progressivism were largely discarded as the United...

Latest answer posted March 5, 2018, 8:09 am (UTC)

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The automobile gave young people in America a level of freedom which they'd previously never dreamed of having. All of a sudden, young people, especially in remote rural areas, could break free...

Latest answer posted January 7, 2020, 6:59 am (UTC)

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Going off of the second educator's assessment, I think it's important to look at how jazz relates to Freud's ideas about sex. Freud was, arguably, a proud sensualist who believed that every part of...

Latest answer posted February 23, 2019, 4:34 pm (UTC)

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Anytime a name for a decade is based off of a particular genre of music, one can say that it played a large role in it. Certainly, the name of "the Jazz Age" is an appropriate one to give to the...

Latest answer posted March 13, 2010, 9:52 pm (UTC)

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There were some significant signs during the 1920s that the economy was not strong. While investors and owners of large businesses did very well when their stocks increased in value, the people who...

Latest answer posted November 4, 2017, 4:12 pm (UTC)

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The "Roaring Twenties," also called the Jazz Age, was a decade in which significant social and economic change took place. Those years also saw the production of amazing art, including literary...

Latest answer posted May 29, 2019, 12:26 am (UTC)

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The 1920s immediately followed World War I. This time period was characterized by a prosperous economy in the United States. Because of the war, many women were required to enter the workforce....

Latest answer posted April 17, 2019, 6:23 pm (UTC)

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1919 was an important year for the United States and the world because of the apocryphal changes that the world experienced in the aftermath of what later became known as World War I. Globally, the...

Latest answer posted October 18, 2019, 6:12 pm (UTC)

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The 20s were more focused on greed than social welfare. People moved from caring about ideals to caring about themselves. It was a time of excess power and money, and the flaunting of both....

Latest answer posted August 10, 2011, 12:18 pm (UTC)

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It depends on the time frame of the changes you are referring to. For more than a century after the beginning of the United States, there was virtually no middle class. A wealthy elite ran the...

Latest answer posted June 17, 2010, 6:52 am (UTC)

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The automobile had a huge impact on the economy in many ways. To begin with, Ford needed workers for his new production method, the assembly line. To entice workers, he paid more than twice the...

Latest answer posted July 19, 2015, 6:33 pm (UTC)

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I have read some interesting research on education in the twenties and thirties. Basically, more schools were built during the prosperity of the twenties. Educational movements were progressive...

Latest answer posted August 15, 2011, 6:11 am (UTC)

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The thing that was most important about electricity in the 1920s was its ability to transform the lives of the people who were able to get it. During this decade, electric power became very common...

Latest answer posted February 7, 2011, 7:57 am (UTC)

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I remember now -- The Living Theatre.

Latest answer posted October 21, 2011, 6:23 am (UTC)

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1924 was an important year for the impact of radio on American politics: it was in this year that the two parties's National Conventions were broadcast live for the first time. Radio manufacturers...

Latest answer posted April 26, 2019, 9:09 am (UTC)

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The prosperity that the US experienced after World War II changed the lives of ordinary Americans by making them much more comfortable than they ever had been before. It created more leisure time,...

Latest answer posted April 3, 2013, 12:23 am (UTC)

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Not only did the sporting world emerge during the 1920s, but the rise of Hollywood, radio shows, and music spread through the United States like wildfire. The mass media like radio, moves,...

Latest answer posted February 6, 2009, 12:13 am (UTC)

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I will expand a bit on the previous educator's very good response. The main reason why so many cars were produced so quickly each year was due to the invention of the moving assembly line at the...

Latest answer posted October 24, 2017, 7:21 pm (UTC)

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Mass culture changed dramatically between 1910–1939. Mass culture refers to how culture gets produced and distributed. The radio had a huge impact on mass culture. With many people purchasing...

Latest answer posted December 30, 2017, 9:34 pm (UTC)

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Technically, there's no comparison between the 1910's and the 1920's. The United States in the 1910's was basically a slower, more down-to-earth society that clung to good old-fashioned ideals....

Latest answer posted December 31, 2009, 3:52 pm (UTC)

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The 1920s are known as a decade in which all of the presidents were very conservative. They were all Republicans and were all typically in favor of businesses. This attitude towards business was...

Latest answer posted December 5, 2012, 10:25 pm (UTC)

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Warning signs that a recession or depression might be on the way emerged in the late 1920s but were ignored amid a wave of optimism and boosterism. First, inventories of goods began to rise. This...

Latest answer posted December 31, 2017, 5:31 pm (UTC)

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The two conflicts were closely linked. Nativists regarded immigrants as bringing all kinds of alien cultural practices with them into America of which they strongly disapproved. One of them was the...

Latest answer posted May 26, 2019, 9:26 am (UTC)

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The only possible answer to this question is A. First, you should note that A and B directly contradict one another. It is important to notice this sort of thing as a test-taking strategy. This...

Latest answer posted June 29, 2012, 12:42 pm (UTC)

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Economic theory tells us that consumption is based on supply and demand. An increase in consumption can be caused by an increase in supply, an increase in demand, or some combination of the two....

Latest answer posted February 27, 2016, 3:56 am (UTC)

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Religious fundamentalism of the kind displayed in the Scopes trial was largely a reaction against certain aspects of modernity. In the 1920s America was changing rapidly, and to many, especially in...

Latest answer posted April 14, 2018, 5:50 am (UTC)

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The 1920s was a time of fairly rapid economic growth in the US, but also a time of rapidly widening economic inequality. This means that while the total amount of wealth in the US was growing...

Latest answer posted April 7, 2016, 8:36 pm (UTC)

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I agree with poster number 6. The 1920s were a time of political change. This was the era of smoke-filled rooms and rigged elections. It was also the time when women and blacks began to have...

Latest answer posted August 11, 2011, 12:27 pm (UTC)

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If we're looking at which political party dominated in the 1920s—the Republicans—then, B would be the most correct answer. The 1920s saw the presidencies of Warren G. Harding, Calvin Coolidge, and...

Latest answer posted January 28, 2019, 4:38 pm (UTC)

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The three Republican presidents of the 1920s were quite different. Harding was a womanizer who enjoyed alcohol. He appointed his friends to key government positions; these people ultimately robbed...

Latest answer posted March 4, 2019, 4:49 am (UTC)

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A powerful example of a time when both banks and farmers suffered was the Great Depression. The Dust Bowl occurred in the American Midwest during the 1930s. A long drought caused the soil to dry...

Latest answer posted October 31, 2016, 8:18 am (UTC)

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First of all, please note that there is some amount of disagreement among historians (and particularly among economic historians) as to why the boom of the 1920s could not be sustained. You will...

Latest answer posted May 27, 2015, 12:10 am (UTC)

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Of the options given here, the best choice is A; women’s fashions. During the 1920s, the society of the United States was undergoing some fairly significant changes. Most importantly, women were...

Latest answer posted April 30, 2013, 1:43 am (UTC)

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There were various aspects of the Roaring Twenties. First, the 1920s did not "roar" for all Americans. After the war in Europe ended, demand for American foodstuffs abruptly declined, which meant...

Latest answer posted August 6, 2016, 5:56 pm (UTC)

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In the 1920s, America witnessed a modern urban explosion. More than ever before, new cities began to come to life and attract an enormous number of immigrant laborers and Southern farmers seeking a...

Latest answer posted June 17, 2019, 9:05 pm (UTC)

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The beginning of the decade of the 1920's was certainly one of jubilation and hope as the end of World War I in 1918 brought peace and optimism, and, later, prosperity, but there was also the...

Latest answer posted July 17, 2015, 7:10 pm (UTC)

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In the aftermath of the horrors of World War I, there was a sense of disillusionment. For European painters, there was a return to the neoclassical style; in fact, many of Picasso's paintings of...

Latest answer posted February 2, 2014, 8:46 pm (UTC)

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This statement is true to a fairly great extent. The auto industry was definitely responsible for much of the boom. However, there were also other factors that were important. Cars were important...

Latest answer posted February 6, 2013, 9:19 pm (UTC)

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