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Crisis of the Great Depression

Exciting, fascinating, entertaining, prosperous—all these terms describe the decade of the 1920s, commonly known as the Roaring Twenties. The U.S. population was entering a new era and enjoying a new lifestyle. U.S. soldiers had just helped the Allies win World War I (1914–18), which had been dubbed "the war to end all wars." Women had gained the right to vote. Henry Ford (1863–1947) made the amazing gasoline automobile affordable for many Americans. For the most part, Americans were employed and busy purchasing the array of new goods that flowed out of factories at an ever faster rate. City homes were being supplied with electricity, which enabled families to use laborsaving electric appliances such as washing machines and vacuum cleaners and to replace the ice box with an electric refrigerator. More and more Americans brought radios into their homes...

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