The Century: America's Time: Season 1, Episode 3

1920-1929: Boom to Bust (1999)

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In the prosperity of the 20's Americans begin to question their traditional values. Prohibition is enacted, minorities begin to better see themselves, women gain the vote and Americans ... See full summary »

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Episode credited cast:
William Jennings Bryan ...
Himself (archive footage)
Richard E. Byrd ...
Himself (archive footage) (as Rear Admiral Richard E. Byrd)
Calvin Coolidge ...
Himself (archive footage)
Clarence Darrow ...
Himself (archive footage)
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Himself
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Himself (archive footage)
Lou Gehrig ...
Himself (archive footage)
Lillian Hall Gerdau ...
Herself
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Himself (archive footage)
Ernst Heller ...
Himself
Herbert Hoover ...
Himself (archive footage)
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Himself - Host-Narrator
Charles A. Lindbergh ...
Himself (archive footage)
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Himself (archive footage)
Michael Matrinko ...
Himself
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In the prosperity of the 20's Americans begin to question their traditional values. Prohibition is enacted, minorities begin to better see themselves, women gain the vote and Americans enjoys their newfound wealth until the inevitable contraction. Written by Havan IronOak

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Himself - Host-Narrator: [about the stock market crash of 1929] 30 billion dollars in paper value suddenly vanished that day as the stock market crashed. The 20's bubble had burst and with it the country's optimism.
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