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February 15, 3013!
The Roaring Twenties!
! The Roaring Twenties happened from 1919 till 1929. World War I had just ended
and people began to enjoy their freedom and the joy of peace. During this time is when
American society started to change. Businesses began making commercial products
instead of supplying military goods. Women started to want more during this time, and
education became the focus for the youth and young adults. This is only a start to the
changes that the twenties brought to America.!
! After a short recession following the war, the United States economy began to
come back. Once it was back it created new opportunities for most people, the middle
class grew larger. The people were able to buy new household items. They were able
to purchase the new Model T car. Cities began to build skyscrapers and high-rise
apartment buildings. These changes were when people started to feel like they could
have anything they wanted.!
! The women wanted so much more. When the soldiers were gone during the war
the women took their place in the factories and businesses. However they did not want
to quit their jobs there when the soldiers returned home. This was a long battle to
decide if the women should be able to stay in their jobs or return to the ways it was
before. Because of this it lead to women earning the right to vote in 1920.!
Sams 2! ! In 1929 the great crash happened to the stock market. Do to the increase in
credit purchases the consumer businesses produced and sold more. People were
mortgaging their homes to get cash to buy stocks with. But the market...