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The 1920s

Best of times

SOCIAL: more Americans lived in cities than on farms. many americans were uncomfortable with this new, urban, sometimes racy "mass culture".

CULTURAL: the 1920s were a periode of significant change for women. the 20s witnessed the large scale use of automobile, telephones, motion pictures, and electricity.

ECONOMIC: general strike of all workers in seattle, and strike of the entire american steel industry. mass production and prolonged depression.

POLITICAL: during the 1920s, three republicans occupied the white house: Warren G. Harding, Calvin Coolidge, Herbert Hoover.

worst of times

SOCIAL: hired taxes, deficit financing and increasing regulation of the private sector.the United States was moving away from the big government philosophy.

Cultural: In 1920 the average life span in the United States was about fifty-four years. Toward the end of the decade in October 1929, the stock market crashed, and America’s invested wealth suddenly lost $26 billion in value.

Economic: In the 19th century, recessions frequently coincided with financial crisis.Major modern economic statistics, such as unemploymennt.

Political: local and national women’s organizations effectively defending many different women’s interests. woman were fighting for there right to vote.

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