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There are quite a number of things that happened in the history of America in the 1920s. It was a time of great social change, a time for conservatism. Moving from the world of fashion there was also the world where force cashed and produced an unprecedented explosive. This is the time the America was celebrating victory of the historical First World War and it enjoyed a great prosperity in 1920s. However there was a darker side to this life. From the World War 1 America growth in stature was steady as a military and economic power. The senate of the United States didn’t ratify the Versailles treaty which was imposed by its allies which were on the central power which were defeated (Gordon 198). United States in stead chose to pursue what is called unilateralism. In simpler terms unilateralism is could be isolation. The shock after Russia’s October revolution resulted in fear of communism in America which led to a three years of what was termed as red scare. This era also called the era of the roaring twenties was an era of the great expansion in the economic growth and the unprecedented prosperity which was driven by the growth polices by the government and the expansion in construction and also the rapidly growing need for consumer good s such as the automobiles. The economy successfully transitioned to peacetime economy from the war time economy and although there were some stagnant sectors such as mining ( Brown 157-165). The United States was recorded the richest country in the world based on the massive production n in the industries and the rise in the consumerism in the society in general. However in the late 1929 the roaring twenties ended with he crash in the stock market and this became the onset of great depression.
In 1920 the sale manufacture exportation and sale of alcohol was banned by the eighteenth amendment. This ban encouraged illegal brews and the dealers to made substantial amounts of by the illegal selling of alcohol. This banned failed because America lost a lot of people who died from the illegal brews. KKK was reformed and gathered almost 4.5 million members by the end of 1924. It was then that the immigration act of 1924 was passed to restrict immigration to the country by foreigners.
The 1920s is also known as the roaring 1920s due to the economic prosperity during this period. The early 1920s America experienced a very rapid expansion in agriculture. This was largely due to the new technologies and especially the mechanization in farms. The competition from both Russia and Europe had disappeared as a result of the world war in which both were defeated. Thus the agricultural goods in America had a large market and were shipped around the world. New technologies like the combined harvester meant that the farms which ran efficiently were large in size and thus there was a gradual change which saw the smaller farms model being replaced by large sized farms. The world war one had led to a lot of destruction and poverty thus creating a high demand for an atmosphere of high demand for agricultural goods and thus the higher the prices were (John 97-101). The American farmer during this period enjoyed a period of as the production rapidly expanded so ass to fill the gap that as left as the Europe and Russia found themselves unable to produce food and the demands for exports surged. Then there was overproduction which resulted to plummeting of prices and which in turn led stagnation of market conditions and the standards of living for farmers. Thousands and thousand of farmers had taken out loans and mortgagees to buy out the neighbors’ property so as to expand the farms were then unable to meet the financial burdens. The cause of this was attributed to collapse of land prices after the war when the farmers used very high prices in buying the neighbors’ farms and thus burdening them with heavy debts. However farmers blamed the protective tariff and decline of foreign markets (Cory 167).
In the roaring 1920s there was also mass production of industrial good due to an industrial growth and this made technology affordable to the middle class. The moved automobile radio and chemical skyrocketed during this period. The most important was the expansion of the automobile industry. Before this expansion cars were luxury in America. Mass production of vehicles in the 1920s became common throughout America. The expansion of automobile industry had had wide spread effects which contributed to growth of such industries such as highway building , service stations , motel , used car dealership and also the housing due to range of massive transit. The radio .............
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