The Roaring Twenties
Stocks rose, generation gaps increased, important agreements were formed and culture thrived. Entering an era post a World War meant it was time for re-construction. America in the 1920’s marked a time post war and pre depression that was a booming or “roaring” time. The United States experienced a developing age like never before. Politically, the government decided to reform their beliefs on war and foreign relations—although, anti-immigration laws were enforced around the country. Economically, the stock market rose and Henry Ford took charge of a new mechanical front—however, “tariff walls” were put up. African Americans and Women socially inspired the new face of the United States—although, women still fought on for more rights. The 1920’s were a time of both confidence and disillusionment for the American culture in many aspects such as political, economic, cultural and social.
During the post-war era, political ideas and relations thrived with confidence. A large milestone in political relation of countries was the Washington Naval Conference called by President Harding. The Washington Conference was an effort to compromise; it was not a victory for any one nation. The four countries had good intentions and made an effort to calm the tensions in the Pacific. Secondly, the Kellogg-Brian Pact was an international agreement for all counties not to use war as a solution. A total of 62 signatures signed this treaty. Although this pact was a great solution to conflict, many believed that the United States should fully stay out of foreign country affairs. Senator Henry Cabot Lodge was very passionate about not passing Wilson’s Treaty of Versailles and removing America from any further relation with other countries (DOC A). On the other hand, the government ran into conflict with members of the population having anarchist views. Alexander Mitchell Palmer, Attorney General, began to start “raids” to deport or arrest suspected Communist...
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