The 1920s And 1920s During The 1950s

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Introduction

Over the past (almost) hundred years, society and education have both changed drastically. Typically, the things that have happened in history, such as wars, technological advances, and changes in culture, changed education as a result. Some of these changes include popular culture in the 1920s, economic factors in the 1930s, military intervention in the 1940s, Sputnik in the 1950s, and racial issues in the 1960s. One theme of education is that it has gradually become more important over the years. Before high school diplomas could be rare, and today most high school graduates go to college in the United States.

1920s and 1930s

The 1920s and 1930s were interesting years for education. The 1920s sparked a new time in the United States history. World War I had just ended and prohibition had begun. In addition, there were social changes coming about, such as the roaring twenties. It is interesting that the roaring twenties took place because at the same time, the 18th amendment had been passed, officially outlawing the sale, transport, and consumption of alcohol. Women also gained the right to vote with the passing of the 19th amendment. When the 1930s hit, the great depression impacted millions of Americans. Up until the beginning of WWII, unemployment rates were high in the country, and there were not relief programs until FDR took office. So what did this have to do with education? Well, during the 1920s attendance rates rose drastically, and this
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