1920s Summary

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5,598 words, approx. 19 pages
1920s: Commerce At the beginning of the decade, American business was adjusting to its new role in the world economy after the end of World War I (1914–18). During the war, America had supplied... Read more
6,639 words, approx. 23 pages
7surging Creativity: the Literary, Visual, and Performing Arts of the 1920s For the people of the United States as well as much of the rest of the world, the 1920s were in many ways a decade of change... Read more
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6the Dark Side of the 1920s The years between 1920 and 1929 are called the Roaring Twenties, a term that calls up images of happy people dancing the Charleston (a popular dance of the period), listeni... Read more
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4technology Changes Daily Life A wide range of exciting discoveries, developments, and advancements whose seeds had been planted in earlier years blossomed during the 1920s. What had once been the dre... Read more
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3the Business of America: the Economy in the 1920s The story of the 1920s is in large part a story about money. After a few slow years at the start of the decade, money began to flow through many, tho... Read more
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A Climactic Decade. The 1920s were a decade of culmination in technology and science. Ideas and inventions on which scientists and engineers had been working for years came out of the developmental s... Read more
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Normalcy. Religion and Culture. Stasis and the Roots of Change. Signs of Decline. Protestants and Prohibition. Catholics and Prohibition. Protestants and Immigration. The Decline of Protestant ... Read more
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Increase in the Rate of Progress. Change from the Art of the Physician to the Science of Medicine. The Secret of Patient Care. Conditions at the Turn of the Century. Scientific Medicine. The Flex... Read more
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Book Clubs THE 1926 BOMC Selections Genre Magazines Some Little and Literary Magazines Launched 1920-1929 Little Magazines Newspapers The World. The Trib. Newsreels Phonograph Records Publishing Bon... Read more
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The Advent of Normalcy. For the two decades that preceded the 1920s, the American people had witnessed progressive domestic reform legislation. Millions of them, in varying capacities, had participat... Read more
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Postwar Reaction. When the decade of the 1920s began, Americans were anxious to forget the world war they had recently fought and eager to roll back the clock to an era of innocence, a time that doub... Read more
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Force of Fashion. In his 1928 study Economics of Fashion Columbia University marketing professor Paul H. Nystrom declared, "Fashion is one of the greatest forces in present-day life. It pervade... Read more
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Changes. The 1920s brought many changes in American education. The post-World War I baby boom led to dramatic increases in the numbers of students attending school and a marked rise in the demand for... Read more
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America and the War. World War I had ended in November 1918, and the impact of the war on the economic and business scene had been substantial. The war had passed through two phases: the first phase ... Read more
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The U.S. Census shows that in a total U.S. population of more than 100,000,000 there are 21,578,000 students enrolled in public schools. College enrollment is 597,000 students. The Dalton Plan of ins... Read more