Strikes increased – low wages, poor working conditions Immigration – restricted by quotas First talkie movie – Jazz singer Prohibition – ban of alcohol Bootleggers – smuggled alcohol Calvin Coolidge- equals successful business law of supply and demand – farmers after WWI – supply up demand down. Cost was down.
Fads – dance marathons, flag pole sitting Women - Flappers, independent, short skirts, lipstick, bobs Mass Media – Radio Heroes - Babe Ruth, Charles Lindbergh Harlem Renaissance
1924 – first women governor Return to normalcy Laissez-faire policy by Harding and Coolidge Allowed for businesses to prosper. Legislation supporting business not workers 18 th Amendment - Prohibition 19 th Amendment – women’s right to vote
Installment buying - Made goods available for all people Assembly line – Ford. Created a demand for glass, rubber, and steel. Farmers did not prosper – faced hardship since demand fell less government intervention allowed for increase in production, problems in factory.