The Good and the Bad of the 1920's

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Struggles revealed themselves between those who were beginning to form a new approach to the world, and those who wished to stick to traditional ideals. The rise of consumerism, technological advancements, and conditions in a post-war society all caused America to change in different ways; leading to either support of this change or a desire to preserve the past. As both sides fought to have their way, this strain regarding the role of women, rights of minorities, religious teachings, and the growth of industry manifested itself in a variety of ways, including physical violence and government legislation. With the creation of Fordism came the mass production of a plethora of new technology and goods that were easily accessible to the American public. More patents were issued than any time before, and quickly the country saw its final departure from agriculture, no longer being a predominantly rural social. Some viewed the advents of automobiles and appliances and airplanes as fantastic, welcoming them with open arms. “The Bridge” depicts a new architectural structure with pride and beauty, displaying it in such a way that suggests opportunity (Doc B). After successfully flying across the Atlantic, Charles Lindbergh is hailed as a hero (Doc F). New wares, like cameras and water heaters, represented excellence for Americans and were viewed by some as sources of joy…

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