Life in the Roaring Twenties

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Which Americans gained the most from the 1920s economic prosperity?

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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 common people were having a good time though, as there was more wealth to go around than before.

White industrialists such as Henry Ford profited massively during the 1920s, as the post-World War I economic boom fueled consumption and mass production just as it had during the Gilded Age following the Civil War.

Another group that profited was stock market speculators and investors.  It was difficult to lose during that time period if you knew anything about stock, and if you had money to invest in larger quantities, you could make a fortune.  Knowing when to cash out was the trick.

The people who gained the most during the 20's were the business owners. Consumers had money to spend and went looking to spend it on many of...

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