1999 Frq on the 1920s

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The 1920s was a time of great economic growth. It was during the 1920s that the

United States of America became one of the richest countries of the world. The economic

conditions during the 1920s had a huge effect on arts, entertainment, and technology which

represented the 1920s and making it known as the Roaring Twenties because of the new

technology, entertainment advances, and cultural changes.

The Roaring twenties is quite known for some of the new technology which became

available to the public. One of the most significant examples of this was the automobile

industry. Cars were a luxury exclusive to the very rich before WWI and the 1920s. Now, with

advancements in industry and factory production, cars were becoming a cheaper thing to buy

and many people were now able to obtain one. Henry Ford’s company sold over 15 million of

the Model T car which was the most popular one of that time. Another technology

advancement was with radio. Radios, like cars, were now more available for the public to use.

Radios were able to broadcast news, sports, and quite a variety of other programs as well.

These technology advancements lead to a growth in the economy because of the many people

who wanted to be a part of history and supply themselves with the new technology.

Many Entertainment advancements of the time lead to some economic growth as well.

One major entertainment was baseball. The 1920s is referred to as the Golden Age of Baseball.

Millions of spectators would come out to all the games to watch the favorite teams and players

who would go down in history as the greatest baseball players of all time like Babe Ruth, Ty

Cobb, and Lou Gehrig. Although baseball was the most known for doing well during the Roaring

Twenties, other sports like boxing, college and professional football, and basketball were able

to bring out many spectators who would pay money to see the games. Technology like the...
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