Every year, the Daughters of the American Revolution host an essay contest concerning American History. I'll disclose that I'm not a student seeking internet help with the essay, but rather just asking out of curiosity, since the topic this year has me stumped.
For the 2017-2018 contest, the prompt concerns the end of the Great War and its effects on the average American. Here is the prompt verbatim:
The end of World War I was the beginning of a new age. This year marks the 100th anniversary of the end of the Great War. Imagine you are living in 1918. State where you are living and how the end of the war will impact your daily life. Discuss the pros and cons of the changes this War introduced to society and how you imagine those changes will impact the US in the years to come.
I freely admit my knowledge of WWI is not as thorough as I'd like, but as far as I know not a lot would have immediately changed for the average American. I realize technology and society in the 1920s took off like crazy, but I'm not sure how much of that was actually directly related to the war or to the "end" of the war specifically.
How did the average American's life change as a result of the war?