1920's Boom Of Ww2 Analysis

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Interpretation A supports the view that the First World War was the main reason for the booming economy as it gave impetus to agricultural and industrial expansion which is shown by the annual Gross National Product of the USA increasing by 40% during 1922-29. Furthermore, there was an increase of machinery and productivity, shown by the introduction of the assembly line which allowed for faster manufacturing, due to labour shortages during the war as the workers were at war this is a further viewpoint that World War One was the major reason for the booming industry in America during the 1920s. However, interpretation A also suggests that another major reason was that the government disregarding their policy of laissez-faire and assisting businesses …show more content…
Therefore, the boom of the 1920s can’t be stressed on the government’s relaxed approach to businesses as they were actually supporting them to help gain a short term boom. However, interpretation A is mainly supporting the notion of World War One being the main reason for the booming economy as it increased productivity and, agriculture and industrial expansion. There is also evidence from interpretation B to suggest that World War One was a major factor into creating the 1920’s boom as the War led to American manufacturing synthetic textiles and plastics. Furthermore, the viewpoint is supported by interpretation C as the War led to an increase in synthetic materials and plastics due to lack of trading and as the War had a massive hindrance on other major economic competitors, apart from America due to their lack of involvement in comparison to Britain, France or …show more content…
The scientific management technique was made up of 4 components replace traditional methods with scientifically proven efficient methods, select, train and develop each worker scientifically, co-operate with workers to ensure that methods are being followed and divide work equally between managers and workers. This would enable managers to apply methods and workers to follow them. The scientific management technique was applied due to the labour shortages mentioned in interpretation A, businesses needed a way of replacing the hardship of losing so many workers to the war. However, the interpretation does also shows how World War One was an important factor for the boom as the lack of trading during the war, due to German U-Boats destroying ships across the Atlantic, the German U-Boats destroyed 2,825 merchant ships and led to America creating their own synthetic textiles and plastics such as “rayon, Bakelite and cellulose products”, due to these products being created America didn’t have to trade which allowed for America to trade internally. As B argues the importance of the War, it also supports interpretation A along with a different reason for why the War was important in

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