December 3, 2012
The Roaring Twenties
The “Roaring Twenties” was a term referring to America during the 1920’s in which a prosperous economy existed, almost uninterrupted, and cultural ideas flourished. This time period experienced very active and free spirited citizens, who were going to work every day, coming home to a meal ready for them, prepared by their loving housewife, and all was well. The era’s social, artistic, and cultural edge was one that made a major impact in history. Another name given to this era was the “New Era”, because it was an age in which America was becoming a more modernized country. This decade, however, did see the rise of some effective rebellions against the transformation America was experiencing. That, being unavoidable, wasn’t a set back to the momentum though. America during this time flourished from about 1922 to 1929, enjoying spectacular growth.
One of the most important factors as to why the economy boosted so drastically was technology. Everything was working together, in sync, thus benefitting all across the board. As a result of the assembly line, automobiles became one of the most important industries in the nation at that time. This booming automotive market, helped boost the economy because not only were they doing well, but was every other corporation that was involved with the production, or maintenance of a car. Industries like steel, rubber, tool companies, oil corporations, and road construction all boomed as well, providing more jobs, and a stronger economy. With mobility as common as it then became, the demands for suburb housing increased as well, thus causing another boom in the construction industry and any other industry that it was related to. Everything at this time was interrelated, affecting one another substantially. With any advancement, came a series of prosperous and profitable markets. Technology also boomed in other ares as well, like, the invention of...