Roaring Twenties Research Paper

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The historgraphy of 1920s’s many historians either to criticize or to praise the decade. The decade itself is change in American history but tracing the shifting of cultural, political and economic changes. many historians praise the Roaring twenties, because it pulled America out of postwar catastrophe with a new cultural change thus creating new civilization. The roaring twenties was built upon technology, efficient cause of high wages, private business, birth of new women as Thomas Nixon carver defend the decade by saying it is innovation that brought in cultural revolution “Roaring Twenties”, This decade of time has brought change in lifestyle, financial, technology and culture. Political changes helped roaring twenties , Preston w. Slosson observe for the History of American Life came to new conclusion on the decade by stating "Often in history the acid test of wealth has been applied to a…show more content…
Even though Eighteenth Amendments made it illegal to sell alcohol many Americans started a black market to sell alcohol which led to smuggling, gambling and prostitution. Several sources talk about prohibition one of the source by Daniel Okrent , called Last Call: The Rise and Fall of Prohibition,4 the author mention the events from 1750s to that led up to prohibition . Okrent’s book chapters talked about how public desire for prohhnition and furious such as Christian temperance union and ant-saloon league made it possible. To contract Okrent’s Christine Sismondi’s America Walks into a Bar: A Spirited History of Taverns and Saloons Speakeasies, and Grog Shops5 book she describe the long history so establishment in American from colonial days until prohibition stating the importance of drinking establishment in America and emphasis s the pertaining to speakeasy itself and social
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