The 1920's

It was the best of times, it was the worst of times....

The best of times...

Social


Event 1) The 12 hour work day was abolished. This helped Americans because instead of being at work for 4 extra hours they had that time to spend with their families or to take time to themselves.


Event 2) The ACLU defended freedom of speech and other basic rights of immigrants.


Cultural


Event 1) Immigration was slightly restricted. That meant there were more jobs Americans could do.


Event 2) Immigration increased nativism. When Americans are worried about their own country the whole world is a better place.


Political


Event 1) Calvin Coolidge was able to cut taxes and eliminate unneccesary spending from government budgets.


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Economic


Event 1) Many americans had saved up a lot of money during the war and when it ended and there soliders came home they began to spend it.


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The worst of times...

Social


Event 1) The prohibition of alcohol. The government had tried to stop the consumption of alcohol, but just like with any prohibition it never worked, it just created more criminals.


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Cultural


Event 1) Racial violence. Many races were committing crimes against each other, not just whites on blacks.


Event 2) KKK. The KKK was doing much more than just violence towards blacks. They were making sure people who didn't like blacks were being elected into office.


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