The Roaring 20's was a period of rapid economic expansion of businesses. Many Americans were able to afford cars, radios, and household appliances for the very first time. African Americans migrated from the South, building vibrant communities in northern cities. Women earned the right to vote and found new personal freedoms as well. Americans enjoyed jazz clubs and silent movies as entertainment in the 1920's.  It was not good times for all Americans. Strict laws against immigration were passed and many farmers in rural America suffered. A constitutional amendment against alcohol passed called Prohibition. Violent gangsters took control of the illegal trade in booze. The Roaring 20's ended with the stock market crash in 1929, signalling the the Great Depression of the 1930's.





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