Life in the Roaring Twenties

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What were the main causes for the roaring twenties?

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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 falling commodity prices.  Farmers went into debt before 1920 in order to by machinery and more land, and the lower farm prices meant that many of them lost their homes.  The 1920s also did not roar for Eastern European immigrants since Americans were afraid of the Bolshevik menace.  Many were tried unfairly as being Communist sympathizers and deported on the Buford,  which was called in the newspapers the "Soviet Ark."  A. Mitchell Palmer, U.S. Attorney...

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