The Roaring Twenties

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The Roaring Twenties

The 1920s was a time where the United States went through many changes and its economy prospered. The country grew because of the many new inventions such as the automobile and the radio. Social groups also went under changes, such as women who became more independent and African Americans who were highly discriminated due to the return of the Ku Klux Klan. Even though the country just came out of a war, it still remained a very powerful force and allowed the country to expand more then ever.

One of the main reasons the country grew so much at this time was because of the invention of the model T automobile by Henry Ford. This brought many changes in transportation and allowed the country to move more into the city. Because before most of the population lived in the country. This invention caused many people to lose their jobs because now machinery was used instead of men.

But even though this was bad, the car helped the country a lot. It helped it be more mobile and going from place to place was now faster and cheaper. The car led to the creation of many new roads and highways.

There were also many other inventions at this time. Because of the spread of electricity, more households could now use modern technology. Two thirds of the country had electricity by 1930. Many people could now use radios and be able to stay current with the new all over the world. Movies were also a new invention that spread throughout the country. People would go to movies and be able to forget about their problems at home, which was why movies where so popular. Other inventions included the washing machine and the sewing machine, which also cause...