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Causes Of WWI: Business Boom In America

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WWI made business boom in America. The European countries were at war, farms over there were torn up. They couldn't grow their own food, so the U.S. grew it for them. For big bucks too. People who grew the food used the money to expand their land and ways to farm it. When America was brought into the war, prices for a bushel of wheat jumped from 93 cents to $2.20. The wheat growers took this as an opportunity to get rich. In order to do that first they had to borrow money from the bank. If they could not pay back the money by the agreed upon date, the bank could take the land and machinery the people took the money to pay for. At first it worked. More money than ever flew in, then the war ended, peace returned, and in time Europe's agriculture
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