Was The 1920s An Age Of Prosperity

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The 1920s are often remembered as the roaring twenties, but for many Americans this could not be farther from the truth. While affluent Americans drove the new Ford Model T, listened to jazz, and enjoyed their lives in newly industrialized cities, farmers suffered immensely. Although the majority of urban Americans were well off, the 1920s cannot be characterized as an age of prosperity because those in rural areas did not prosper and instead experienced a deep agricultural depression. The growth of industry was apparent in major cities where people could afford to buy consumer goods with disposable income, but families on farms had a much lower standard of living. This wealth disparity was mainly due to the fact that farmers had no control
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