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In which John Green teaches you about the United States in the 1920s. They were known as the roaring 20s, but not because there were lions running around everywhere. In the 1920s, America's economy was booming, and all kinds of social changes were in progress. Hollywood, flappers, jazz, there was all kinds of stuff going on in the 20s. But as usual with Crash Course, things were about to take a turn for the worse. John will teach you about the Charleston, the many Republican presidents of the 1920s, laissez-faire capitalism, jazz, consumer credit, the resurgent Klan, and all kinds of other stuff.
Hey teachers and students - Check out CommonLit's free collection of reading passages and curriculum resources to learn more about the events of this episode. The Roaring Twenties was characterized by great highs: https://www.commonlit.org/texts/the-roaring-twenties
However, the Roaring Twenties ended with the country's most tragic low, the Great Depression: https://www.commonlit.org/texts/the-great-depression
So...the Indian film industry is WAY larger than the US film industry. On average they make over 1600 films each year in India in various languages while the US makes about 800. The US is the largest single language national film industry though. And in the 1920s the US would have had the largest industry.
my understanding of the American 'values' is that everybody has the liberty and freedom to do what they want so long as they do not take the liberty and freedom of others to do the same... I believe at a cost to such liberty and freedom.
The American values, as stated in the Declaration of Independence, are "that all men are created equal and are endowed by our Creator with unalienable rights such as life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness."
I feel like for your question about the American Values I would just answer this (don't take the wrong idea I just think this way about it but you can think differently): Values are difficult to explain yet we use the word a lot in our lives... We believe in those values and we grow up learning more and more... So for the American Values, I would say they're not just American but human values because we are the ones who say which value we should believe in and we keep learning and creating more through the years. (If anyone disagree it's totally fine just please be nice and don't comment randomly yet insulting=don't be rude)
I really do enjoy CrashCourse, especially this series, but the fundamental and overwhelming amount of anti-individualism is really making a collectivist narration of an individualist story, thus making it seem as though contradictions exist where there are none.
:- )))) Funny enough that a huge amount of people, in the most powerful country ever, still don't accept evolution. now, the whole thing got funnier to me: before the video, I thought this was a new madness in the U.S. now I know this fuss is almost a century old. LOL.
When i first moved to the USA, i was told that this was the land where live, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness were key important things.. where opportunity was possible and for the most part that is true. But sadly, now there are plenty of ppl that believe "opportunity for me and me alone!" Is the right thing.
Seems like that kid on the playground that gets a new toy and is just like "NOOOO MINE" and if he sees you with the same toy, he throws a hissy fit
The 1920s was a decade of the Gregorian calendar that began on January 1, 1920, and ended on December 31, 1929.
In North America, it is frequently referred to as the "Roaring Twenties" or the "Jazz Age", while in Europe the period is sometimes referred to as the "Golden Age Twenties" because of the economic boom following World War I.
French speakers refer to the period as the "Années folles" (“Crazy Years”), emphasizing the era's social, artistic, and cultural dynamism.
The economic prosperity experienced by many countries during the 1920s (especially the United States) was similar in nature to that experienced in the 1950s and 1990s.
Each period of prosperity was the result of a paradigm shift in global affairs.
These shifts in the 1920s, 1950s, and 1990s, occurred in part as the result of the conclusion of World War I, World War II, and the Cold War, respectively.
The 1920s saw foreign oil companies begin operations throughout South America.
Venezuela became the world's second largest oil producing nation.
In some countries, the 1920s saw the rise of radical political movements, especially in regions that were once part of empires.
Communism spread as a consequence of the October Revolution and the Bolsheviks' victory in the Russian Civil War.
Fear of the spread of Communism led to the emergence of far right political movements and fascism in Europe.
Economic problems contributed to the emergence of dictators in Eastern Europe and the Balkans, to include Józef Piłsudski in the Second Polish Republic, and Peter and Alexander Karađorđević in the Kingdom of Yugoslavia.
The devastating Wall Street Crash in October 1929 is generally viewed as a harbinger of the end of 1920s prosperity in North America and Europe.
really tired of times of "great economy" being defined as the rich getting richer. nothing can be called a great economy when 40% of people live in poverty and unions are ruined. i don't care how fast the rich folks cars are, or how fancy their hairdos. growth cannot be your only measure of economics.
One small error in the video. While he spend part of his life in Massachusetts, Calvin Coolidge was not from there. He was born and raised in Vermont, where his father was a prosperous farmer.
Coolidge and Chester Alan Arthur are the only American Presidents born in Vermont.
The only distinctly "American Value" that I can think of that has truly made us free is freedom of speech. Everything else can die, but freedom of speech will continue to keep us free. What is missing from that value is the humility to acknowledge the other persons right to speak as well, without denouncing that person as evil.
Personal liberty (unencumbered by government), limited government, limited taxation, freedom of expression, government at the most local level, religious toleration, the right to personal property, Judeo-Christian morality, family & community...
American values as founded are for freedom under law. Following the law brings freedom, disobedience to it brings death so to say. Not that our laws are perfect, but the goal is to get closer over time.