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The Roaring Twenties a Time of Injustice The Roaring Twenties was the age that was supposed to have been a blast when people were becoming free-willed The real scoop is the 1920s were a time of injustice and murder It was a time that sent our great country into debt There were many unjust killings in the 1920s At the Cook County Jail in Chicago a criminal was hanged in front of 200 prisoners1 This trial of injustice was to warn the prisoners to behave themselves One college student from Dartmouth College killed another over an argument The argument was over whiskey During the 1920s the KKK Ku Klux Klan came back slowly gaining more power The KKK disliked Negroes Catholics Jews and foreigners The KKK murdered many people At this time in 1920 there were about 2000 national members in the KKK By 1924 there were several million KKK members in their national membership2 These KKK members terrorized those who were different from them Wages were cut dramatically while the prices of items only grew US Steel cut wages back to the prewar rate of 30 cents an hour This wage provided barely enough to survive A movement to wear overalls spread over the South in hope of cutting clothing prices By 1929 60 of the people had incomes at or below the level necessary to survive Forty-nine percent of the people who were hit by the agricultural depression lived in rural areas3 However America was not the only country headed towards a great depression In England there was a severe depression that left 18 of the people to go unemployed4 The Weimer Republic of Germany was also having an economic crisis They said burning money was cheaper then buying firewood In Italy political strife led to the ascendancy of the brutal fascist Benito Mussolini In France the value of the franc plummeted These are only a few of the countries that
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