Roaring twenties

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Why was America prospering in the 1920’s?
The Roaring Twenties were traditionally viewed as an era of great economic prosperity driven by the introduction of a wide arrangement of new consumergoods.

The Roaring Twenties were traditionally viewed as an era of great economic prosperity. These years are marked by several inventions and discoveries of far reaching consequences; it was anindustrial boom and accelerated consumer demand and aspirations, coupled with significant changes in the lifestyle.

Initially, the North American economy, particularly the economy of the USA, took sometime to convert from a wartime economy to a peacetime economy. After this boring phase, the economy was growing well. The decade saw North America becoming the richest region in the world, with industryassociated to mass production, and a society with a culture of consume. Meanwhile, in Europe, the economy didn’t grow until 1924.

During the 1920s, mass production developed which allowed cheaperprices in technology. One of the most important of these was the automobile industry; before the war cars were very expensive and luxurious. The automobile had large effects on the economy andsociety. The automobile industry rapidly became one of the largest and a number of companies running gas stations, motels, and providing oil also became important.

The new technologies led to anunprecedented need for new infrastructure, mostly built by the government. There were new roads, highways, and a number of expressways were constructed. Most industries switched from being coal powered tousing electricity. Telephone lines also were now being strung across the continent.
Urbanization was one of the most important trends during the Roaring Twenties. For the first time, more NorthAmericans lived in cities than in rural areas. Mass transit systems, the first skyscrapers, and the growing of industry contributed to this. Cities on the West Coast saw increasing benefits from the 1914...