Effects of WWI on the US economy are cited.

How did the war adversely affect the U.S. economy? What were some of the repercussions of this adverse affect? Could the economic downturn have been prevented? Why or why not?

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... jobs were available, especially in war manufacturing. There was an initial economic problem after WWI, because of all the returning soldiers and the economy shifting from a wartime to a peacetime model. When the war ended, many of those manufacturing jobs disappeared, and the returning soldiers did not necessarily have jobs. Could this economic downturn have been prevented? Well, if the government had done a better job of planning for the post-war economy, sure. Figuring out what to do with all of those returning soldiers was a major dilemma. The economy had some issues as the war came to a close. During the war, the government had a great deal of ...