The Roaring 20's

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The Roaring Twenties
In the 1920’s, America was evolving into a fun, carefree, and entertaining country – or so many people thought. On the outside, many people observed Americans with prosperity, lavish lives, and new opportunities through new technology and inventions. However, although America seemed to be well off at the time and enjoying life, it was only a slight cover up. Inside the country, there was turmoil which included debt and war. For this reason, America earned the reputation of the 1920’s as the Roaring Twenties due to the positive outcomes of the economic conditions, developments in the arts, and developments in entertainment. In the economic world, business was booming. Devices such as the washing machine, vacuum, and dishwasher were invented and being consumed rapidly. These machines were more efficient and time saving. Machines, such as the bulldozer, ran off cheap energy such as oil and increased productivity especially for the laborer. Also, many people started buying goods on credit. The motto “possess today and pay tomorrow” was used widely around the United States and brought many Americans deeper and deeper into debt. Consumers would buy an item in hopes of paying the banks back in future weeks to come. Many Americans thought it was an easy way to buy goods even if they did not possess the money they needed. These new inventions sold rapidly while unfortunately the American people fell into debt. Along with the new inventions, new fashions were also created due to the changing seasons such as the swim suit. In the summertime, people wear lighter and lesser clothes. In the wintertime, more clothes are worn for the colder winters. In conclusion, the new products were being bought rapidly and therefore helped America in the 1920’s earn the name the Roaring Twenties. In the 1920s, people now began moving out of the home to explore the town and amuse themselves through the entertainment world. The radio was perfected and...
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