Revolutionary invention that brought the working man's dream of car ownership into a reality. The first car created for the use of the ordinary man, it was affordably, practical and durable.
World War I ends before Second Lieutenant Fitzgerald ever leaves the U.S. His failure to see foreign combat will forever be one of Fitzgerald's greatest regrets.
In 1919, Arnold Rothstein, a well-known New York gangster, worked with eight members of the White Sox to "fix" the World Series. In exchange for losing the Series, Rothstein would provide the gambling connections to make the players rich. In The Great Gatsby, the character of Meyer Wolfsheim is based on Arnold Rothstein.
Prohibition was the period in United States history in which the manufacture, sale, and transportation of intoxicating liquors was outlawed. It was a time characterized by speakeasies, glamor, and gangsters who made fortunes as bootleggers, selling illegal alcohol in America from abroad.
Due to the destruction of the European economies in the Great War, the sudden technological advancements and easily accessible energy resources, prosperity and consumerism spread throughout the USA. This lead to the mass advertising and materialistic sensibilities of the 1920s.
The 'Roaring 20s' ends as the Great Depression begins
Receives commission as infantry 2nd Lieutenant