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During the 1920s the United States of America experienced an economic boom in which many Americans but not all shared a plentiful supply of raw materials, the boost helped America become the richest country in the world.

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GCSE USA 1919-1941

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America in the 1920s.

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During the 1920s the United States of America experienced an economic boom in which many Americans but not all shared a plentiful supply of raw materials, the boost helped America become the richest country in the world.

Mass Production helped boost the number of goods made in America. Mass production was simple and effective. Huge factories were set up in towns. The product would travel down the assembly line and the workers would fit parts them. Only one worker would do a single job though and when the product gets to the end of the assembly line it is finished. The motor industry used mass production the most. Other companies also benefited from the rise in the car industry. Steel, rubber, glass, leather and oil were also in greater demand because of the car industry, also new roads had to be built to ease the traffic congestion. Other products were starting to be mass-produced like radio sets, telephones, refrigerators, vacuum cleaners, washing machines and ovens. These products were new on the market and the Americans liked the look of them and the sales rocketed.

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