The Great Depression Of The 1920 ' S

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At the beginning of the 1920’s, the United States was beginning to recover the economy now that World War I was over. During this decade, America became the richest nation in the world. The 1920’s, also referred to as the roaring twenties, was a period of dramatic and social change. More Americans during this era lived in the city rather than on a farm. The nation’s wealth doubled throughout the roaring twenties, and lead the Stock Market Crash of 1929 where the Great Depression followed after this time period. This time period was known as a noisy period categorized by fast changing lifestyles, final extravagances, and the technological progress. This era made a big impact on the fashion world, especially women’s fashion, hairstyles, and…show more content…
He declined to run for reelection in 1929. Coolidge’s administration policies such as, high tariffs and tax cuts were approved of during his four years as president. Those administration policies then became unpopular the next decade. Herbert Hoover, secretary of commerce, as elected into presidency in 1928. Hoover had only been in office for a few months when the Great Depression had begun to effect the nation’s economy. His early relief efforts were seen to be insufficient. A banking crisis seized the nation and in 1932 he lost the presidential election to Franklin D. Roosevelt (u-s-history.com, 2016). The fear of communism in the U.S. was referred to as the Red Scares before and during the roaring twenties. The well-known Sacco and Vanzetti Case demonstrated what could possibly happen to people who held radical opinions (u-s-history.com, 2016). Historians have often pointed out that Americans have withdrawn into lack of refinement, this is because of the reappearance of the Klu Klux Klan, obstructive immigration laws, and prohibition. The group Klu Klux Klan would spread prejudice against African Americans. Klu Klux Klan followers attacked people and sometimes they even killed people that in their opinion were “un-American.” The 18th Amendment prohibited the production, transport, and sale of alcohol. Prohibitionists believed that Prohibition would ease social problems and strengthen the economy. Instead, many people drank illegally at illegal nightclubs.
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