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"The roaring twenties were a good time for all Americans" To what extent do you agree with this statement?

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"The roaring twenties were a good time for all Americans" To what extent do you agree with this statement? Explain your answer [10] Introduction During the 1920's America went through an important economical change. They were enjoying a 'boom' which was a time of prosperity. This was also known as the "roaring twenties". These were the production line, the new music and media scene and family life. Women changed and were given new limitations, and a lot more people became a lot more independent. Production lines and businesses were important because the Americans believed the way to prosperity was to buy lots of consumer goods, have a good house and a good job. During the twenties, people worked hard to achieve these things and many soon got their way to prosperity. In this essay, I will look at arguments for and against the statement, and then come to a conclusion, as to how much I agree with this statement. I will also argue to what extent it is true. ...read more.


Before, they could not store food without a fridge. In 1919, there we only 9 million cars, 60,000 radios, 10 million telephones and only 1/167 fridges. In 1929, there were 26 million cars, 10 million radios, 20 million telephones, and 167/1 fridges. Arguments against the statement Despite all of this prosper; there was still a lot of suffering happening. Black Americans suffered the most. They suffered in two main ways. The first, linked with farming. Agriculture in the 1920's was very good, but it was too good. Too much crops were being produced, and so farmers had to sell more, at a cheaper price. This ended as the crops being worth very little or nothing. So all the farmers did not make much money anymore, and therefore they couldn't reach prosperity. They were far from it, as they could not even afford much food. Black Americans were much affected by this, as they did the least paid and inexperienced work around, so they lost out first and did not have enough qualifications to do anything else. ...read more.


They lost all food, money and prosperity. They also had a problem because of White Americans wanting them out of the country. The White Americans murdered and tortured black people to achieve this, and therefore Black people did not have a good time in the roaring twenties. Poor White People also did not do very well during the roaring twenties, because they did not have much to put in to buy thing first, so they weren't going to get anyting else. I do not fully agree with the statement because it says ALL people had a good time. This is only true for the rich people and middle class civilians, who enjoyed prosperity, because they had enough money to buy consumer goods and gert good qualifications for jobs. Therefore they managed to reach prosperity. I agree with the statement to the extent that only middle class and rich white civilians reached prosperity in the roaring twenties and not the Black people, poor people and farmers in America. Although, a few black people reached prosperity in the Jazz age when they were appreciated for their music. The question is to inaccurate. It says all of the people reached prosperity. ...read more.

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