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Comparing 1920s To 1950s English Assignment

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After deep analysis of America’s memorable past decades, the 1920s seem to have many parallels with the 1950s. The most obvious similarity being the fact that both decades follow after each of the World Wars, World War I was followed by the 1920s and World War II was followed by the 1950s. They are comparable because they both acquired post war anxiety; ultimately, leading toward the unfortunate Red Scares of both decades. During the 1920s, the Red Scare refers to the fear of communism entering the United States after the Bolshevik Revolution, causing a series of strikes regarding the issue. The Red Scare in the 1950s was a result of the Cold War with the Soviet Union, which was additionally the fear of communism pervading American society. Furthermore, the 1920s and 1950s were both fortunate eras for the wealthy and upper middle class with its economic growth, for example: consumer goods rising, increasing wages with less working hours, sports and film industries prospering, and the escalation of suburban shopping centers. This economic growth led toward the...

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