What are some examples of corruption (government and private) in the US following WWI? Thie following is the actual essay question and I am having a hard time finding specific examples of corruption to support my thesis and build the body of the essay: "Citing F. Scott Fitzgerald, T. S. Eliott and Ernest Hemingway, discuss the loss of the American dream with its inherent corruption and the rising disenchantment with urban American life after World War I."
There was plenty of corruption in the 1920s, both government and private (and often intertwined).
On the governmental level, just look at the administration of Warren Harding. His administration was wracked with scandals, the most famous of which was the Teapot Dome scandal. This was a...
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Thanks for the examples! I was able to make them fit into my essay and tie the writings of the mentioned authors into the theme!