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  • Modern Era In American History
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    The Modernization of America The Transcontinental Railroad was completed in 1869. The telephone was invented in 1876. The first practical system for a radio was developed in 1895. The Wright brothers created a flying machine in 1903. The first gas powered automobile, the assembly line and the refrigerator were produced in the early 20th century. These are all very important steps in laying the foundation for the modernization of America, but I would argue that the first truly modern period in Am...
  • High Culture Of The 1920's
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    When many people study history and learn the mistakes from the past, it would be easier to able to understand the present. Nevertheless, it is not enough to simply study the events that have transpired. By changing the unfavorable events that led to despair and continuing the benefits to society, one can understand why they happen and better the future. In the United States in the early 1920's, a new stage appeared with different movements in the areas of politics, economics, society, culture, a...
  • Changing America The 1920's
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    A Changing America The 1920's, one of the most important era's in American history. It carried high prestige because of the fact that the 1920's changed everything, from the way people thought about themselves to the way people had fun and kept themselves entertained. It was an era that had drastic changes in political attitude, economic attitude, and cultural values. The topics addressed in chapter 12 reflect a changing America in that American values and attitudes all changed due to the new wa...
  • Increase In Organized Crime
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    It can be argued that since the 1920's society in America has been in a state of moral decay. Many say that this decay has much to do with materialism and the acceptance of moral decay that began in the 1920's. Because of things like organized crime, social corruption and growing materialism there was a sudden "drop" in society. Since the 1920's there had been a drop in the way society would view things. It was the rise of leisure and it was the time when moral and art constraints weakened. Peop...
  • America In The 1920's
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    The United States of America entered something of a golden age in the 1920's. Compared to most of Europe, America has hardly suffered at all in the Great War. Although about four million men were drafted into the armed forces and an American Expeditionary Force (AEF) of over 1.2 million was sent to Europe the United States troops only had to endure a few months of war before the armistice was signed. After the war the United States rose in international power politically and economically with it...
  • North And South Side Gangs
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    There was no 1920'S Automobiles There was no greater symbol of the 1920's than the automobile. The impressive leather coaching and customized interiors radiated luxury and prosperity. The relative ease of operation and reliability meant freedom. Beneath their hoods many of the cars exhibited impressively large engines, delivering speed and excitement. The automobile was arguably the most important catalyst for social change in the 1920's, liberating Americans from often-restrictive home or neigh...

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