What happened to America in the 1920's?

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May 23, 2017


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Several factors have to be exposed:

-The emergence of Jazz musuc(Harlem Renaissance)

-An economic crisis in the very beginning that was very short

-A period of prosperity known as the Roaring Twenties. It was depicted by Fitzegerald in his novel "The Great Gatsby"

-Eugenics and the KKK were very trendy. Racist theories were very influential and the KKK had over 5 million members.

-Women were partly emancipated and given the right to vote in 1920.

-Consumer society emerged in a certain extent and the standard of living increased nevertheless 60% of the population remained poor especially among the working class, minorities and rural areas

-Prosperity ended in 1929 after the Black Thursday in October and the Great Depression started.