Consequences of WWI on USA Society
The 1920s is often called the decade of extremes or the Roaring Twenties. The economy was booming, which made mass-produced goods available to people in lots of ways that they weren’t before. WWI made USA the richest country in the world. The 1920s was the age of cars, radio, cinemas and high living standards, which brought major changes to the American way of life. Women had gained the right to vote and were starting to rebel against the social norms of their original gender role stereotypes. However, African Americans were still being heavily discriminated against and the rise of the Ku Klux Klan. Prohibition was also introduced as the Eighteenth amendment to the constitution. The 1920s was a decade of change in many perspectives and due to the consequences of World War One (WWI).
WWI made USA the richest country in the world. The US economy grew rapidly in the early 1920s, after having sold lots of military goods to different countries during the War and giving loans to the same countries that were in need. During the 1920s, in 1926 the US government announced that the standard of living was so high, that they were officially the richest people in the world. For this reason the decade was called the Roaring Twenties. The boom was also said to have been due to ‘new’ industries, such as cars, chemicals, electricity, car and electrical products. Cars were definitely the industry leading the way. Due to the cars being mass-produced so cheaply, most Americans could afford them. The increase in the number of cars also required a new demand for industries such as steel, glass and rubber, so all of these industries also boomed. This is one reason why the US economy boomed during the 1920s.
After WWI living standards increased for most citizens of the USA, especially for women. The stereotypical female gender roles were changing and the war had brought two of these changes – women had been given the vote in 1920 and women...
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