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By the end of the First World War America was regarded as the most powerful and richest country in the world

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You are the boss of your future.� The harder the workers worked the more and better products their factory produced making their employers and the United States very rich. Another short-term reason for the boom were the new industries in America. Americans loved new products such as the automobile, by 1929 twenty-three million people owned cars. A massive programme of road production began, this produced jobs and made many people rich. Another important factor which allowed new industries to develop was electricity. Many new products such as toasters, refrigerators and washing machines ran on electricity. By 1927 sixty three percent of houses in the United States had electrical power. These new industries boomed in America, the owners of the businesses got richer and ordinary people�s lives became easier as well as improving the economy. Another short-term cause for the boom was the rise of credit and advertising. Although many people were receiving improved wages people still needed money to buy certain goods. Advertising made people think they needed these products. Advertising came in many forms such as posters, radio, newspapers and cinema. Adverts were very clever and were aimed at the people that were most likely to buy the product. ...read more.

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