The Book: The Roaring Twenties: A Captivating Guide To A Period Of Dramatic, Social And Political Change, A False Sense Of Property, And Its Impact On The Graet Depression.
The Captivating History Of The Roaring Twenties
Few decades captivate the imagination like the 1920s. Like so many good stories, it got its start from a time of great turmoil and ended in a dramatic fashion. What happened between 1920 and 1929 has passed beyond history and has become legend.
The lessons of the 1920s are still relevant today, many of the debates and issues of the era are still part of the national conversation. Economic policies, consumer behaviors and mass culture of the 1920s are reflected in our culture 100 years later.
By understanding the past, we can better prepare for the future and this new captivating history book is all about giving you that knowledge.
This Book: Roaring Twenties
This book includes
- World War I and The 1920s
- Fear of The Other
- Old Causes Finishing Business
- The Cost Of Prohibition
- A New World
- Politics and Policies
- How Did It All End?
- And Much, Much More
The Events That Made The 1920s
The events that made the 1920s was the great conflict in the previous decade. World War I. American military involvement was only for a year. However, from the beginning of the war in 1914, American eyes were on Europe.
The mass destruction from the fighting, the changes wrought by the shift in the American economy, and the very flawed peace that followed the war all made a profound impact on the decade that followed. Soldiers came back from the war sometimes disturbed, sometimes broken, and almost always disillusioned. The nation experienced a great movement of people from country to city causing changes in the make-up of cities that would not be recognizable to residents from an earlier era.
President Looking For A Return To Normalcy
As the president looked for a “return to normalcy,” the cultural and social landscape did not make any such return journey. Social causes of the early twentieth century were either disregarded or completely rejected. Other social movements took over and revealed a more conservative and isolationist country than the one that had gone to war in 1917.
The effect of the war and the decade on American literature was profound. A modern form of music, uniquely American which some consider the only true American art form, became the soundtrack of the decade. Two new forms of entertainment also altered the decade as well; motion pictures and radio moved from fringe innovations to common entertainments. Some older entertainments, especially baseball, embraced the change of the new decade. After a crippling scandal had rocked the sport in 1919, a new player Babe Ruth, inspired a new style of baseball which made him a national phenomenon.
The Economy Boomed
Like Babe Ruth and his towering home runs, the economy of the 1920s boomed and people had more money to spend, they brought more into their homes than just radios. The availability of home appliances, coupled with more money and more credit, led people to buy more. The item that radically changed the United States, however, was the automobile.
Henry Ford took what had been an extravagance for the rich and made it affordable to the masses. With the advent of the Model T, Americans moved further and faster than ever before. In addition, the entire auto industry created or sustained industries that had been small or nonexistent before. By the end of the decade, millions of Americans were in cars.
All Is Not As It Appears
But all was not as it appeared. Certain important segments of the economy, thus the population, were being left behind. Though the boom in manufacturing brought on by the automobile and consumer goods helped many Americans, the decade saw a dramatic decline in farming. As more people than ever before embraced buying on credit, this included speculating on stocks with credit as well. This along with other causes woven into the fabric of the decade, led to the eventual crash that closed the 1920s.
The lessons of the 1920s are still relevant today. Many of the debates and issues of the era are still part of the national conversation. Economic policies, consumer behaviors and mass culture of the 1920s are reflected in our culture 100 years later. By understanding the past, we can better prepare for the future.
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