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1925: The United States enjoys the Roaring Twenties, a decade of economic prosperity and relative good times after the hardships and sacri- fices associated with World War I.

Today: After the largest peacetime economic expansion in history during the 1990s, the United States begins to suffer from what some commentators call a "downturn" and others call, more ominously, an impending recession.

1925: In the United States, racial discrimination is the norm, and the legal system of segregation known as "Jim Crow" is the law in all Southern states. But even in the North, African Americans receive different treatment in economic, political, and social spheres.

Today: Legal (de jure) segregation is against the law in all states, but social (de facto) segregation endures across America. Efforts, both legal and social, continue to eliminate it.

1925: The era of mass communication is just beginning. The recently invented radio allows people all over...

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