Essay on The Roaring Twenties By The 1920 ' S

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The Roaring Twenties The 1920’s, deemed the roaring twenties, brought the American People many new things including jazz, popularity of movies and cars, radios, economic prosperity, new industries, and a uniform mass society. Even through all these positive outcomes it’s still my opinion the 1920’s was one of the worst decades for America. The 1920’s brought us the worst economic recession in America’s history which alone puts it on the list for worst decades, but it also brought us organized crime, the rise of the KKK, and huge government corruption. The roaring twenties was not as an accepting era as many people think. When I think of the 1920’s I think of jazz playing and everyone dancing together happily doing the Charleston. There is an idea that during the 1920’s Americans started dancing together and being more tolerant with the harlem renaissance and progressive thinking happening, but that 's not true at all. It definitely wasn’t any worse than the other time periods around it, it’s just not as great as it was chalked up to be. The immigration act of 1924 is the biggest example of continued intolerance. The Immigration act dropped the numbers of immigrants allowed in by big amounts. For example only 50 filipinos were allowed into AMerica Per year. (The Immigration Act of 1924 (The Johnson-Reed Act)) Along with the major movements in the US government some more hidden things were going on behind the scene. The Ku Klux Klan, which before the “progressive…

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