The illusions of the Gilded Age essay

The illusions of the Gilded Age essay - The Illusions of...

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The Illusions of the ‘Roaring’ 20’s It was an era to “surpass all others in the overwhelming success of general business”, as Calvin Coolidge state in his Address before the New York chamber of Commerce, November of 1925. As Coolidge stated statistics and accomplishments, it all sounded so picturesque. The country was in a state of economic upheaval, and politicians and businessmen couldn’t be more proud of the work they were doing. However, the same nights that those politicians and businessmen slept peacefully in their beds, there were those who continuously toiled through sleepless nights with the issues of decades and even centuries before. Despite the illusion of a flourishing economy and union during the 1920’s, the decade in fact was shrouded by the same gender and race issues of years prior. On August 26 th , 1920, the 19 th amendment to the constitution was passed, effectively giving women the right to vote in any and all elections. This was the greatest achievement
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This note was uploaded on 04/26/2009 for the course HIST 1025 taught by Professor Funk,merle during the Spring '07 term at Colorado.

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