This is an Essay our history teacher Lenny usked us to do.
how far were the 1920’s a won decade?
In this essay I am going to analyse that the 1920’s were partly a won decade but partly not, possitive a negative things took place in this decade.
On the one hand, there were plenty of possitive aspects that took place in the USA, such as the boom; wich led to new industries, electricity, new products, the republican policies (low taxation, tariffs, trusts, laissez-faire), the new track industry and industrialization; such as the state of mind, people after WW1 had a diferent view of life, they wanted to spend all their money in new products, in luxury things, in entreteinment, so that they could enjoy as much as they could their life; and womens, who in the 1920’s earned more rights, they could vote, they could smoke and drink in public, they could use less clothing and they could go out without a chaperon.
Nevertheless, there were also negative things taking place in the USA. Farmers were having a tought time, because of overproduction. Prohibition in the USA led to massive corruption, to gangsters, to the mafia; although the idea of prohibitting alcohol was good, the result or the consecuences were bad. Intolerance was also negative, people treated the immigrants in a very bad way, americans thought of themeselvs as superior, and the KKK, wich killed black people with no logical reason.
On the other hand, the league of nations achieved most of it’s goals, such as, the Upper Silesia conflict, the Aaland Islands conflict, the Corfu and the Bulgaria conflict, in all of this, war was avoided. Also there were the succesful comities, refugees, slavery, working condirions, helth and transport.
Although most of the conflicts were solved, two weren’t. The conflict in Vilna, and The Geneva Protocol, wich said that if two countries of the league were argueing about something, the league would interfeer and solv the problem, this didn’t work because one country didn’t sign.
In conclusion, the 1920’s were a half won decade, because lots of possitive things happened, but lots of bad, negative too.