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What are the most important ways the 1920s affected the United States?

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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 political pull. It was the best and worst of times, politically.

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Something else that came out of the 20's was the involvement of women in influencing the country and the government. Prohibition was largely a result of the Temperance Movement which started years ago.

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An important negative effect of the 1920s was the enacting of Prohibition, which opened the door for organized crime to make tremendous profits and, thereby, expand.  For instance, Al Capone of Chicago had a notorious gang that made huge profits from bootlegging.  Among many negatives, Capone's powerful gang exerted influence upon municipal officials, causing corruption in the city.  Detroit on the Canadian border, was also a site of great corruption. Certainly, Prohibition did more harm than good as it gave rise to proliferate...

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