The 1920s. The &quot;Roaring Twenties&quot; was a decade in which nothing big happened—no major catastrophes of large events—yet it is one of the most significant in U.S. history because of the great changes that came about in American society during that period. The Twenties were known by various images and various names: the Jazz Age, the age of the Lost Generation, flaming youth, flappers, radio and movies, bathtub gin, the speakeasy, organized crime, confession magazines, Hemingway and Fitzgerald, Lindbergh, Babe Ruth, Bobby Jones, the Great Crash, Sacco and Vanzetti, AL Smith, cosmetics, Freud, the &quot;New&quot; woman, Harlem—all these images and more are part of the fabulous twenties!
Prosperity Standardized mass production led to better machinery in factories This led to higher production and higher wages This led to more demand for consumer goods This led back to more standardized mass production. Standardized Mass Production Machines Factories Consumer Goods Higher Wages