America in the 1920s and 30s


In the years between the two world wars, Americans dealt
with issues that have not been fully resolved to this day.
The 1920s was a period of strong economic growth and
improved standards of living, but the benefits were not
equally shared and income inequality increased. Major
cultural divisions appeared in the battles over prohibition,
anti-immigration legislation, the Red Scare, the rise of the
national Ku Klux Klan, Henry Ford’s antisemitism and the
Scopes trial. The depression of the 1930s led to major
reforms, giving the federal government a much greater role
in the economy. However, the reforms did not succeed in
ending the depression. Divisive issues also arose in labor
disputes, the rise of radical movements on the right and
left, the fight over the appropriate role of the Supreme
Court and the long and bitter battle between isolationists
and internationalists over U.S. entry into World War II.


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