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Describe the main aspects of the economic boom in the 1920's.

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Describe the main aspects of the economic boom in the 1920's. I will be describing the main aspects of the economic boom in the 1920's. There were many aspects which interlinked to cause this economic boom; such as the car industry, electricity, entertainment, shopping and construction. As one industry boomed, so did the others. There was a growth in car sales; they were mass-produced and cheap so that most Americans were able to afford them. Henry Ford was associated with the car industry. He said that he would produce a car, built from the best materials and many people would buy the car. His creation was very successful as in the first year, 10,000 cars were sold. He became a very wealthy man. He built these cars using mass production methods. This development of mass production, led to the growth in car production and organisation. ...read more.


Refrigerators allowed people to buy food in bulk and store it. This means they would have bought more than usual when going shopping; therefore supermarkets would be gaining more money, booming the industry. Vacuum cleaners meant no more sweeping the floor, it was now a quicker and easier job to do in less time and also gaining more leisure time. People now had all this free leisure time. During this time they could enjoy the entertainment, such as reading newspapers and magazines, watching sport, going to the cinema and listening to the radio. Many newspapers and magazines circulated more. The Daily News was the first tabloid paper published. This industry created jobs and informed people about what was going on in the world. Sport became popular, and was a business which money was made. Baseball was the most popular game; football and boxing were also enjoyed. ...read more.


Goods could now be delivered much easily by mail-order. The number of these companies grew a great deal. New fabrics became cheaper so many people could afford them, such as rayon. Stockings were made from rayon, this was a luxury item. In 1930, 300 million pairs were sold. Many women used their free leisure time to come and do shopping for themselves, and because there were so many women shopping, the stores profited a lot of money. The American construction industry was very busy. Because so many industries were growing, many of them demanded new factories. Buildings were constructed to cater for these new industries. There was a boom in office building as banks, insurance and advertising companies and showrooms for cars and new electrical products increased a great deal. Many people were employed in the building industry; they built many roads to cater for the number of increasing cars. Buildings began to get bigger, taller, and grander. Because of the great growth in this industry, hospitals, schools and other public buildings were constructed. There were many main aspects of the economic boom. ...read more.

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