1920-1929

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Fast Facts: What was the world like in the 1920’s?

  • 106,521,537 people in the United States
  • 2,132,000 unemployed, Unemployment 5.2%
  • Life expectancy: Male 53.6, Female 54.6
  • 343.000 in military (down from 1,172,601 in 1919)
  • Average annual earnings $1236; Teacher’s salary $970
  • Dow Jones High 100 Low 67
  • Illiteracy rate reached a new low of 6% of the population.
  • Gangland crime included murder, swindles, racketeering
  • It took 13 days to reach California from New York There were 387,000 miles of paved road.

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1920s

Historical Fast Facts gathered from http://kclibrary.lonestar.edu/decade20.html

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