The Great Depression began in the summer ofpossibly as early as June. During the s more thanfarmers went bankrupt. A process of consolidation of daily and Sunday newspapers began that continues to this day. In a number of smaller bus companies were incorporated in the Greyhound Buslines, the carrier that has since dominated intercity bus transportation.
The price changes probably tend to overstate the severity of the depression. McMillin and Parker argue that supply shocks generated by these new discoveries were a factor in the business cycles during the s. The supply of oil increased sharply in to with new discoveries in Oklahoma City and East Texas.
With the same rates, low-cost roads should have been able to earn higher rates of return than high-cost roads. Unskilled males received on average 35 percent more than females during the twenties.
The imposition of connection fees during the First World War made it more costly for new farmers to hook up. Roosevelt recognized the threat, but could not "control the isolationist Congress," said the late historian Arthur Schlesinger Jr.
The use of trucks to haul freight had been growing by over 18 percent per year sinceso that by intercity trucking accounted for more than one percent of the ton-miles of freight hauled.
Jewelry was less conspicuous. So great was over-confidence that people were even buying shares in imaginary companies. The large American market was knit together as one large market without internal barriers through the development of widespread low-cost transportation.
A number of broadcasting licenses were revoked; stations were assigned frequencies, dial locations, and power levels. Beginning with the Federal Road-Aid Act ofsmall amounts of money were provided as an incentive for states to construct rural post roads.
Restrictive immigration laws, aided by a resurgence of nativism in America in the s, contributed to an atmosphere hostile to immigrants.
The radical nationalist Gemeinschaft der Eigenen Community of the Self-Owned proudly proclaimed homosexuality as heir to the manly German and classical Greek traditions of homoerotic male bonding, which enhanced the arts and glorified relationships with young men.
When NBC debuted in November ofit had two networks: The interwar era saw a continuation of these developments as the telephone continued to supplant the telegraph and the new medium of radio arose to transmit news and provide a new entertainment source.
She was the pioneer for women wearing pants and for the little black dresswhich were signs of a more independent lifestyle. Recreational activities such as traveling, going to movies, and professional sports became major businesses. French, and ; Nelson, ; Fricke, The steel industry was already highly concentrated by as U.
How secure or tenuous were the economic times? Because the AFL and its individual unions were not set up to appeal to and work for the relatively less skilled industrial workers, union organizing and growth lagged in the twenties.
Warren Harding, inaugural address, March 4, - "Prosperity is only an instrument to be used, not a deity to be worshiped. How were the Founders isolationist? Though direct dialing was first tried in the twenties, its general implementation would not come until the postwar era, when other changes, such as microwave transmission of signals and touch-tone dialing, would also appear.During the s more thanfarmers went bankrupt.
Restrictive immigration laws, aided by a resurgence of nativism in America in the s, contributed to an atmosphere hostile to immigrants. The Emergency Quota Act of discriminated against immigrants from southern and eastern Europe.
So ran a Republican slogan during Herbert Hoover's presidential campaign—the phrase that has come to symbolize the unparalleled prosperity of the s. The nation's economy reached astounding production, consumption, and stock market records, rendering the severe postwar recession a bad memory, except, unfortunately, for.
MWS Unit 5. Unit 5. STUDY. PLAY. What was the Lost Generation? Name three innovations that changed American life in the s. car, radio, the movies. What was the mood in western society after World War I?
Why were most Americans more prosperous than Europeans during the s? Video: s American Culture: City Life & Values The s was a time of enormous cultural change. In this lesson, we will examine urban culture during the s. How far did the USA achieve prosperity in the s?
Angie: For me, the overriding image of s America is a glossy automobile, rich young men and fashionable young women relaxing by a swimming pool, and the legend ‘The Better Buick’. Ford were producing a car every 10 seconds); this pushed down prices and made goods more.
A brief history of American isolationism. Americans withdrew into the pursuit of money and fun during the prosperous s, and in the Depression-ravaged '30s worried more about putting food.Download