The post-WWI U.S. economy flourished. After the war, the Roaring Twenties happened. The Roaring Twenties refers to the period of prosperity and changes in society during the 1920’s. This economic boom led to an increase in consumerism and more fancy gadgets such as toasters and washing machines became available for purchase to the public. This period also consisted of increased opportunities for women, an even further increase in technology, and an expansion in the entertainment industry (such as the movie industry). More people moved from farms to cities and the stock market played a major role in the wealthiness of families. The implementation of credit allowed people to buy more expensive things. However, this led to many people racking up tons of debt and brought on the 1930’s; also known as the Great Depression.