Summary: The paper presents a comparative study of the history of United States in the 1920s with that of 1930s across three historical landscapes -economic, political and socio-cultural.
THE HISTORY OF UNITED STATES -
THE 1920s COMPARED TO THE 1930s
The first half of the twentieth centuries saw America emerging as a World super power, and as one of the mature democracies among the British colonies. However, the transition was not smooth and the Nation has had its ups and downs moving from agrarian to industrial society through the glut and glum of the "roaring twenties" and gloomy thirties. While the 1920s were a period of affluence and optimism, America emerging as a victor in the First World War, the 1930s was characterized by scarcity and hardships caused by the Great Depression and Roosevelt's New Deal. By the end of 1930s the nation was again agile and spirited, playing a constructive role in the Second World War in fighting the fascist and imperialistic forces.
The paper presents a comparative study of the history of America in the 1920s with that of 1930s.
The analysis and comparisons on the U.S history during these periods shall be undertaken along three historical landscapes -- the economic history, the political history and the socio-cultural history. However it is important to note that the economic history of the nation during the years have being instrumental in shaping the political and socio-cultural history; hence greater emphasis is placed on the economic history; also the crucial overlaps of the three systems are manifested in the discussion.
The US. Economic History - 1920s Vs 1930s
While the decades 1920s and 1930s American history compares distinctively in many spheres, the prime divergence is perceivably in the economic scenario. The 1920s is characterized as a period of prosperity and optimism,