American History: the 1920s
...1920's The Roaring 20's was a watershed period that defined modern America. It was a period where the new and the old collided head on and produced a tension that would only subside once one would emerge victorious.
With America's reemerging isolationist policy as the backdrop, certain aspects of the traditional and the modern butted heads - capital goods versus mass consumerism, old-stock Americans versus immigrants, and religious Fundamentalists versus Modernists (Kennedy et al. 392)
The result of this conflict was a period that, while colorful and progressive, reeked of anxiety, intolerance, hedonism, and liberalism.
In all, it can be said... that, with the exclusion of...