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Did all Americans benefit from the boom?

Did all Americans benefit from the boom?

In the 1920s while the rish got richer the poor made little headway. Many families became poorer during the 1920s. In 1928 the number of peopl living below the poverty line - those who do not earn enough to buy basic food, clothing and shelter - increased to an estimated 42 per cent of the American population. The image shows a doctor visiting a poor American family in the 1920s. Doctors' fees were very expensive. They would only be called out if someone was seriously ill.



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