1925 was a year of economic prosperity, technological advancement, natural disaster, epidemic, great literature, and large strides forward for women. Calvin Coolidge in his Address to the American Society of Newspaper Editors on January 17, 1925 declared that "the business of America is business". The economy boomed, as the federal government aided large business interests. Prosperity showered the middle-class and a cultural revolution of music, literature, and popular culture undermined traditional American views. Underneath the surface, corruption and prejudice thrived.