Time before the Great Depression
The Roaring 20's was an economic boom period that had a positive effect on the daily lives of many ( but not all Americans). New technology such as the automobile, airplanes, radios, and new appliances improved peoples' lives. However, some such as sharecroppers, farmers, and underpaid factory workers were not able to enjoy this rising standard of living.
Bootleggers took over the alcohol business. Bootleggers brought alcohol made in other countries into the United States, or they made their own alcohol.
Bootleggers often sold the alcohol to Speakeasies, illegal places where people drank alcohol.
Wood Alcohol was a alcohol made by bootleggers. It could make people go blind and even kill people.
The 19th Amendment was passed in 1920 giving all the women the right to vote. It was a result of the contributions women made during the Great War.
The Harlem Renaissance is when blacks moved to Harlem New York to restart. They used writing, music, and paintings to share their ideas and feelings about life.
The first radio was made by Guglielmo Marconi. It helped in mass media business because people would be able to make adds and tell them on the radio. The radio helped in American Culture because people were able to listen to their favorite shows like sports. People also read Comic Books.