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9.How could the economic and political conservatism of the 1920s coincide with the greatcultural and intellectual innovations of the same decade (see chapter 31)? Was it fittingor ironic that some as straight-laced and traditional as Calvin Coolidge should presideover an age of jazz, gangsterism, and Hollywood?
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demand, production boomed in turn, and money began circulating through the system. Manypeople became content with the overall prosperity in the United States, and wanting to protectthemselves on an individual level and national level sided with more conservative views.Additionally, the culture of the 1920s reflected this conservatism in a number of ways. Art andarchitecture were created to be uniquely American, in their own style away from Europeaninfluence. In architecture this is most evident in the numerous skyscrapes constructed during thisperiod. There also happened to be art of the time that contrasted conservatism. Jazz, Hollywood,and gangsterism all represented, to varying degrees, the less conservative side of Americanculture. So in certains ways it was ironic for such a morally puritan man like Coolidge to lead acountry with these cultural aspects.10. Why did American intervention in Latin America in the 1920s run contrary to the generalturn toward isolationism and indifference to the outside world?