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Ricardo ValdiviaFebruary 18, 20175th periodAP U.S. History“The 1920s DBQ Essay”Prompt: The 1920s have been characterized as a decade of economic, social, and cultural change. Analyze the extent to which the First World War and consumerism affectedUnited States society during this period.Over time, the United States had been changing in the economic, social, and culturalissues. From the 1920s, the United States face many events that revolutionized the country. During this time the United States was living or passing a time that was mainly problematicfor the country known as the Roaring Twenties. This era was further distinguished by several inventions and discoveries of far reaching importance, unprecedented industrial growth, accelerated costumer demand and aspirations, and significant changes in lifestyle. The outcome of the Great War will disillusion Americans into wanting to “return to normalcy” with the election of Warren G. Harding. The 1920s will be a time of great economic expansion that is driven by consumerism and supply side economics. New inventions like the radio and automobile will transform American culture. Yet, underneath the surface lay reactionary forces like the KKK which were aghast of the modernism emerging in the Jazz Age and thus would fight against the perceived dangers (such as new immigrants) that seemed to be undermining the republic.First of all, the United States, during the 1920s, had Economic changes to regulate the country. During this time, the United States had been regulating many things to survive economically due to the huge debt the country had from World War 1. In the 1920s the consumerism of the United States was increasing in many aspects. As the consumer spending for recreation increases, also the consumer debt increases. This lead to economic problems that affect the United States economic status and the rise of many issues, such as taxes, to recovered the economy (Document 3). Another issue that was regulated to recover the economy was the restriction to immigrants. During this time, the Mexican Revolution

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