Cities rooted for their home teams and filled new what?
A: Palatial cinemas and gigantic sports stadiums.
In most major democratic states, women won what?
A: The right to vote.
The social and cultural features known as the Roaring Twenties began where?
A: In leading metropolitan centers, then spread widely in the aftermath of World War I.
The United States gained dominance in what?
A: World finance.
Wall Street invested heavily in what country?
A: Germany, which paid its reparations to countries that, in turn, used the dollars to pay off their
war debts to Washington.
By the middle of the decade, prosperity was what?
A: Widespread, with the second half of the decade known, especially in Germany, as the "Golden Twenties".
The spirit of the Roaring Twenties was marked by a general feeling of novelty associated with what?
A: Modernity and a break with tradition.
Everything seemed to be feasible through what?
A: Modern technology.
New technologies, especially automobiles, moving pictures, and radio, brought "modernity" to whom?
A: A large part of the population.
Jazz and dancing rose in popularity, in opposition to what?
A: The mood of World War I.
As such, the period is also often referred to as the what?
A: The Jazz Age.
The Wall Street Crash of 1929 ended the era, as the Great Depression brought what?
A: Years of hardship worldwide.
The Roaring Twenties was a decade of economic growth driven by what?
A: Recovery from wartime devastation and deferred spending, a boom in construction, and the rapid growth of consumer goods.
The economy of the United States, which had successfully transitioned from a wartime economy to a peacetime economy, boomed and provided what?
A: Loans for a European boom as well.
Some sectors stagnated, especially what?
A: Farming and coal mining.
The US became the richest country in the world on what basis?
A: Per capita.
Its industry was based on what?
A: Mass production and its society acculturated into consumerism.
European economies, by contrast, had a more difficult postwar readjustment and did not begin to flourish until when?
A: About 1924.
At first, the end of wartime production caused a brief but deep what?
A: Recession, the post–World War I recession of 1919–20.
Quickly, however, the US and Canadian economies rebounded as what happened?
A: Returning soldiers re-entered the labor force and munitions factories were retooled to produce consumer goods.
Mass production made technology affordable to whom?
A: The middle class.
Before the war, cars were a what?
A: A luxury good.
By 1927, the Ford Motor Company discontinued the Ford Model T after selling how many?
A: 15 million units of that model.
It had been in continuous production for how long?
A: From October 1908 to May 1927.
The company planned to replace the old model with a newer one, the what?
A: The Ford Model A.
The decision was a reaction to what?
Only about 300,000 vehicles were registered in
1918 in all of Canada, but by 1929, how many were there?
A: There were 1.9 million, and automobile parts were being manufactured in Ontario, near Detroit,
The automotive industry's influence on other segments of the economy was widespread, jump starting industries such as what?
A: Steel production, highway building, motels, service stations, car dealerships, and new housing outside the urban core.
Ford opened factories around the world and proved a strong competitor in most markets for its what?
A: Low-cost, easy-maintenance vehicles.
Radio became the first what?
A: Mass broadcasting medium.