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THE ROARING TWENTIES Americans in the years following the end of World War I found themselves in an era where the people simply wished to detach themselves from the troubles of Europeans and the rest of the world During the years of the Twenties the economy was prosperous there was widespread social reform new aspects of culture were established and people found better ways to improve their lifestyle and enjoy lifeThe 1920s exemplified the changing attitudes of Americans toward foreign relations society and leisure activities Following the end of World War I many Americans demanded that the United States stay out of European affairs in the future The United States Senate even refused to accept the Treaty of Versailles which officially ended World War I and provided for the establishment of the League of Nations The Senate chose to refuse the Treaty in the fear that it could result in the involvement of the United States in future European wars Americans simply did not wish to deal with nor tolerate the problems of Europe and abroadThere were many problems running rampant throughout the country following the conclusion of the war One of the greatest problems which arose was the Red Scare which was seen as an international communist conspiracy that was blamed for various protest movements and union activities in 1919 and 1920 The Red Scare was touched off by a national distrust of foreigners Many Americas also kept a close eye on the increasing activities of the Klu Klux Klan who were terrorizing foreigners blacks Jews and Roman CatholicsOnce Americans put the war behind them they were able to forget the problems of European affairs and focus on the country their town and themselves Americans found themselves in a period of reform both socially and culturally Many feared that morality had crumbled completely Before World War I women wore their hair long had ankle length dresses and long cotton stockings In the twenties they
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