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Alex Hill
U.S. Hisotry 151.1
Dr. Long

The end of the 1920’s was an important phase in American history, because it effected how the economy and America’s culture were in this time period. This is vital to American History, because it represents the new age of America. The importance of the 1920’s is very key when looking at American history, because there are many common themes that will affect the country as time moves on. Referred to as the beginning of the modern era, the end of the 1920’s was a time of reformation within businesses through things like the Agricultural Adjustment Administration and Civilian Conservation Corps. It also converted America’s culture through how people would dress and act. America’s economy was mainly transformed through the involvement of the government. Within Franklin D. Roosevelt’s New Deal, the first attempt was to recover the farms. This occurred under the Agricultural Adjustment Administration (AAA). Under the AAA, the government would assign acreage among individual farmers, and then urge them to take land out of production by paying subsidies. “… The AAA program worked better in 1934 and 1935 as land removed from production led to smaller harvests and rising farm prices. Farm income rose for the first time sing World War I.” (Franklin D. Roosevelt and The New Deal). I believe that this shows, that even though the American cities were growing in size with the rising population, the government still understood that the farmers in the rural areas were very important to the economy and process of the country. This was also important to America’s economy at this time because it became a strategy that would be used stabilize economy. It stabilized the economy because it pumped more money into the economy. Many people opposed this strategy though; because it they believed that it was taking away from the other aspects of agriculture. “To pay a farmer to quit growing wheat, cotton, corn and tobacco is to pay...
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