The 1920’s was era that people remembered. This era was known as many different things: Roaring 20’s, the Jazz Era, and the New Era.
The roaring 20’s got its name from many radical changes. It had new advancements in technology, inventions, and discoveries.
Henry Ford began to mass produce cars making them cheaper and more readily available for people to buy. He allowed people to finance them; therefore, more people were able to own one.
The radio was invented bringing entertainment and news to the American people. Vending machines that dispensed soda pop were invented. Charles A. Lindberg crossed the Atlantic Ocean by himself in an airplane and shortly after he did that we began to have airmail.
The 1920’s was exciting and fun for the American people. Women were finally given the authority to vote and their clothing showed more skin than normal. They dressed to show who they were, not who they were supposed to be.
Since the making of alcohol and the selling of alcohol was illegal, the 1920’s became an era with gangsters. Al Capone was known for his bootlegging and self made fortune. Capone opened doors to a whole different world to some people.
During this time and/or era the U.S. became the wealthiest nation around. The stock market rose and was at its highest for 8 straight years. Historically, we were at our lowest unemployment rate because everyone was working for industrial companies in the factories making products and aiding the “new era” boom.
The U.S.’s productions out paced most nations in the world. In order to do this however, people like Henry Ford had his workers working around the clock with no breaks and no time off. Individuals actually were like the machines themselves on the assembly lines. Workers had very little control over their work environment or working conditions.
There were three significant men or should I say presidents during this era. They all had different outlooks politically and the American...