At the turn of the century many things happened to usher in America’s boom years.
The first of these events was the discovery of oil out in Texas. Three brothers put up oil rig and started to drill for oil. They were about to give up when they hit the jackpot and oil shot up over 200 feet in the air and spewed like that for days until they got it under control!
So all these cars now meant that people could move around more freely. That meant that we needed roads. Which meant that the suburbs were born as cities started springing up along with the roads.
Since people could move freely with cars on all these new roads, they now started migrating west. In L.A., California, the big problem was lack of water, for the west was bone dry. So an innovative new water aquaduct was built which cost the lives of 46 men. When people had all the water they needed, L.A.’s population went up to two million in just a few years!
In Chicago, blacks and whites started living together and racial tension started rising because they were living in close quarters. Because of the racial tension, riots started happeneing. Blacks and whites were both fighting, allthough more blacks died than whites because whites had rights to own arms and blacks didn’t because they might rebel.
Wow! This really was a giant Domino effect! From oil to cars to roads to suburbs to racial tensions. This is how one thing leads to another. And this wasn’t even half of the stuff of all that happened. How amazing is our past?