The Roaring Twenties in America Essay

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The Roaring Twenties in America

In the first three decades of the twentieth century America became the richest and most powerful country in the world. America had so much money it could lend money to Europe after World War One. The average wage for an American was five times more than the average workers wage in Europe. America's wealth, population and industry boomed. The 1920's are often known as the roaring twenties in this essay I will find out if this is true.

The boom in America had a lot to thank for mass production. Many products were being mass produced quickly and cheaply thanks to the production line which Henry ford started at the start of the 20's this created a massive boom in
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The car industry benefited a lot of people in the 20's because people could travel to other states so money was made through gas stations, shops and restaurants along side roads, which opened new job opportunities as there was 7 billion gallons of petrol used by cars on the road every year. Hotdog stands and motels also sprang up creating even more jobs. There was one car owned by one in every 4.5 persons so money was also made by tourism from people travelling around America. The car business was only bad for a few people like the workers in the factories who would age prematurely due to the same boring work every day. Public travel operators and workers suffered because fewer people needed to use buses or trains to get around. The car business improved the opportunities for those who could afford a car. As demand for cheep cars increased the cost of production decreased as factories became more mechanised and they're for required a smaller work force. There were no blacks or Jews allowed working in the production lines and there were no trade unions to support the workers. The workers id get paid well ($5 a day) but they had to work long hours, the work was also physically exhausting and they owners of the companies made such a profit they could afford to give the

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