Using the high altitude B, it was necessary for the raids to be conducted in daylight for the drops to be accurate. As adequate fighter escort was rarely available, the bombers would fly in tight, box formationsallowing each bomber to provide overlapping machine-gun fire for defense. The tight formations made it impossible to evade fire from Luftwaffe fighters, however, and American bomber crew losses were high. One such example was the Schweinfurt-Regensburg missionwhich resulted in staggering losses of men and equipment.
Under any moniker, the era embodied the beginning of modern America. Numerous Americans felt buoyed up following World War I America had survived a deadly worldwide influenza epidemic Early in the s the U.
Elected president inWarren G. His administration was blighted by scandals, but most of them did not surface until following his death of a stroke in office in August Coolidge was elected handily over Democrat John W.
Davis and Progressive Robert M. He declined to run for reelection in and left politics for good. Such Coolidge administration policies as high tariffs and federal tax cuts were generally approved of during his four years, but they would become unpopular during the next decade.
His early relief efforts were generally viewed to be inadequate. A banking crisis had seized the nation and inhe lost the presidential election to Franklin D. Social ferment The so-called Red Scares during the roaring twenties refer to the fear of Communism in the U.
It is estimated that there wereanarchists or Communists in the U. The highly publicized Sacco and Vanzetti Case exemplified what could happen to people who held radical views. Historians often point out that Americans had withdrawn into a provincialism as evidenced by the reappearance of the Ku Klux Klanrestrictive immigration laws, and Prohibition.
Amendment 18 to the Constitution had prohibited the manufacture, transport and sale of intoxicating liquor. Prohibitionists anticipated that Prohibition would alleviate social problems and bolster the economy.
However, many people disliked the law and imbibed in unlawful nightclubs called speakeasies. Gangsters took control of bootlegging illegal distribution of liquor and violent lawlessness erupted.
Lacking public support, the federal government was virtually unable to enforce Prohibition. Youthful "Flapper" women provoked older people with brief skirts, bobbed hair, and cavalier use of makeup and cigarettes.
Crazes included such dances as the Charleston, dance marathons, flagpole sitting and flying stunts. The arts and ideas The roaring twenties ushered in a rich period of American writing, distinguished by the works of such authors as Sinclair LewisWilla CatherWilliam FaulknerF.
A uniquely American music form, whose roots lay in African expression, came to be known as jazz. George GershwinCole Porter and others would bring jazz influences to Broadway and the concert hall.
Bessie Smith hallowed the Blues on a sound recording. Charlie Chaplin and Rudolph Valentino were tremendous movie box office draws.
The lush, ornate style of Art Deco architecture, art, clothing, hairstyles, decor and furnishings flourished in the s. The trial also was the first ever to be broadcast live on radio. The economy, technology and science At the beginning of the roaring twenties, the United States was converting from a wartime to peacetime economy.
When weapons for World War I were no longer needed, there was a temporary stall in the economy.
After a few years, the country prospered.The war was hardly over, it was February , the IWW leadership was in jail, but the IWW idea of the general strike became reality for five days in Seattle, Washington, when a walkout of , working people brought the city to a halt. s Prices including Homes, Wages, Gas and More, Fashion Examples, Growing movie industry, Mass Production of the Auto, Radios For The Home from the roaring twenties.
The role of Roaring Twenties in the history of the United States of America. Definition and Summary of the Roaring Twenties Summary and Definition: The Roaring Twenties is the name given to the era in American history between the end of WW1 and the commencement of the Great Depression in Statistics about the Vietnam War "No event in American history is more misunderstood than the Vietnam War.
It was misreported then, and it is misremembered now. During the '20s, the Great Migration of African‐Americans from the rural South to the urban North continued.
The black population of Chicago grew from less .