Chapter 34 cause and effect
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American fear of Bolshevism
Caused the red scare and the deportation of foreign radicals.
Nativist American fear of immigrants and Catholics
Caused the rise of the Ku Klux Klan and the imposition of immigration restrictions.
Helped spawn bootlegging and large-scale organized crime.
The automobile industry
Stimulated highway construction, petroleum production, and other related industries.
Helped stimulate mass attention to sports and entertainment while spreading the reach of advertising.
Rising prosperity, new technologies, and the ideas of Sigmund Freud
Created a new atmosphere of sexual frankness and liberation, especially among the young.
Resentment against conventional small-town morality
Caused many influential writers of the 1920s to criticize traditional values and search for new moral standards.
The economic boom of the 1920s
Greatly raised the incomes and living standards of many Americans.
The ability to buy stocks with only a small down payment
Enabled many ordinary citizens to join in a speculative Wall Street boom.
Andrew Mellon's tax policies
Reduced the tax burden on the wealthy and contributed to the stock-market boom.
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