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784-793 q6 - James Yang 784-793 Q6 1 How did America...

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James Yang 784-793 Q6 1. How did America prosper after the Great War compared to Europe? At the conclusion of the Great War, although not all of Wilson’s proposed 14 points were utilized and many Americans left the war unsatisfied, the standard of living increased dramatically and assuaged the effects after the war. There were millions of new homes build, and telephones installed. People had the money to buy new products such as cigarette lighters, dry ice, and Pyrex glass. Most importantly, the bathrooms became more modernized and some hotels even began to install cast iron bathtubs. While the Americans were prospering at home, the Europeans were suffering the devastation after the Great War. In Europe, there was less of a middle class, they were restricted in their food choices, and the workers had to work more hours a week. The depressions of Europe were accompanied by the millions of men lost, and America took full advantage in its prosperity. 2. Why was electricity so readily adopted by the American public? The America people adopted electricity with open arms. In 1902, electricity supplied only 2 percent of all industrial power, but by 1929, 80 percent of businesses used electrical generators. The same success occurred in households where after 23 years, the percentage of households using electricity jumped from 10 percent to nearly 70 percent. The main reason for this influx was electricity’s convenience.
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