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The Twenties The twenties is a time when some of the biggest changes in American history took place In the following report I am going to tell about some of the most important and influential moments of the time period called the twenties First I will start by telling you about Americans as consumers The twenties brought a new standard of living Between 1923 and 1929 Americans saw their wages make an increase of 11 Some of the jobs that saw the pay increase were mining public education and manufacturing For the first time people could actually buy something other than necessities and it was a good time time because many new inventions came out in this period of time The refrigerator is a important one because it gave a rise to the amount of food products that would be available But through all this good that was coming out was the poorpoverty in the midst of plenty A industry that was hit probably the hardest was agriculture when prices plummeted But the most defining event of the twenties was the way Americans took to the road If one thing defined the twenties it was the automobile In the world Americans owned 45 of the automobiles while 153 Americans owned an automobile You could buy a new car in the twenties for under 300 In 1925 they were just coming out with lacquer finishes which meant new stylish colors anywhere form Arabian Sand- Versailles Violet Also cars were now being bought in installments instead of all of it up front Another big event in the twenties can best be described as selling America America was now using credit to buy items they used to have all the money for at once this can also be called an installment plan Some items that were purchased using this method was furniture phonographs washing machines and radios The first department stores where could buy
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