The Roaring Twenties, An Era Of Significant Economic Growth, Cultural, Political, And Social Change

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In America the 1920’s is known, as The Roaring Twenties, an era of significant economic growth, cultural, political, and social change in. It was a time of prosperity due to the dooming automobile and manufacturing industries. Americans began to seek individual independence and challenge traditional values. However, the nation witnessed negative aspects of the 1920’s with the resurgence of the Ku Klux Klan. The Ku Klux Klan used their power and violence to manipulate state and local politics to target: immigrates, Jews, Catholics, and African Americans. This era was also faced with a number of political scandals; for example, the Teapot Dome sandal exposed corruption and bribery of government officials during the administration of President Warren G. Harding. During the 1920’s Americans were leaving rural areas and migrating to the cities; as a result, of technological innovations and improved living conditions. The development of labor saving inventions such as refrigerators, washing machines, radios, electric razors, vacuum cleaners, and etc. provide increased time for leisure. Entertainment also played a larger role in the daily lives of Americans in the 1920s. As a past time many American’s enjoyed the rise of baseball, jazz, radio, films, and literature. Meanwhile, the Roaring Twenties was an era of liberation for women. Women began to redefine their persona while challenging their roles in society, as well as developing political movements in the fight for equal…

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