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Starting with Harding’s term in 1920 and continuing with Coolidge and Hoover after, the 1920s became known as the Roaring Twenties. The 1920s also represented an important watershed in the development of a mass national culture. A new emphasis on leisure, consumption, and amusement characterized the modern era, although its benefits were more accessible to the white middle class than to minorities and other disadvantaged groups. The Roaring 1920s were largely developed by the arts and entertainment industries. The Roaring Twenties had cultural and economic characteristics. Starting with a recession from 1920-1921, aftermaths of WWI, the economy had a boom. Many things contributed. Automobiles were being produced massively by Gene Continue...

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