Post World War I: Progressivism In The United States

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In the years following World War I, the American economy turned from progressivism to consumerism, (2016). It took a few years for the economy to convert from producing wartime goods, such as guns and naval ships, to producing goods that were more consumer oriented. However, during this time the United States became the richest society in history. “American per capita incomes grew by 30% during the decade, industrial output increased by 60%, and unemployment remained below 5%, (2016). Most people enjoyed the things that their rising wages could afford them and many of them raised their standard of living accordingly. The American people began to buy more consumer goods and many luxuries they simply could not afford before.
Many Americans
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