Americans in the early 1900’s were a closely knit generation with a sense of community, morals, and obligations. They had an "instilled" set of ideals and values and their lives were very much affected by the rise of technology.
Living in America in the early part of the 1900’s was a hard and trying era through such turbulent times as the Great Depression, World War I, and the Industrial Revolution. Such profound and important events happened in a relatively short amount of time. Americans were searching for an identity for their country which was still only less than 200 years old. Big Industry was on the rise slowly and Americans were starting to contend in the growing world market.
Throughout American history, people have fought for equality in any shape or form and the mid 1900’s was no exception. Having gone through leaps and bounds in terms of civil rights. The 1920’s to the 1940’s was a transitional period for all Americans and minority groups.
During this period of American history, America was one of the most modern countries in the world but still facing economic turmoil. The Great Depression put most people out of work and made big businesses hit an all time low. Americans from every walk of life were affected by this terrible event. But the event that brought the United States out of the Depression could not really be considered a blessing.
December 7, 1941 was a day that changed the course of history and would plunge all Americans into war when a huge surprise attack was staged on the US Pacific Fleet by the Empire of Japan. Almost overnight the country was united in its stance against the countries of Germany and Japan. The government put huge amounts of money... [continues]
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