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 jewelry. After the World War I the senate refused to ratify the Versailles Peace Treaty, which is the treaty that ended World War I, and the U.S. also failed to join the League of Nations. Tariffs on imported goods were raised up and free immigration came to an end (u-s-history.com, 2016). Warren G. Harding upheld a “Return to Normalcy,” which was an indication of recovery of nativism, isolationism, and refusal of the Progressive Era’s governmental involvement. Harding’s administration was shattered scandals such as, the Teapot Dome Scandal, which shocked the public years after his death. Calvin Coolidge, Harding’s vice president, took over as president after Harding passed away. Coolidge was elected and fixed the effects of the

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