The Great Depression had a huge impact on american life. The Great Depression was a huge downturn for the people in America at this moment. It had an unexpected downturn in the American society. The Great Depression impacted most people at this moment. People who were affected by the aspects of society (home life, leisure time, economy, and role of government) were Women, Mexican Americans, African Americans, Farmers, Business Owners/Industrialists, and Bankers/Stockbrokers.The most effective were women,Mexican Americans,African Americans,farmers, and the business owners/industrialists. The Great Depression had a horrible impact on the life of the people in America.
Desperate Needs of Jobs
Many people in this decade were in a horrible financial state.They did all they could try and get a job to get a salary.
The Great Depression had an impact on the home life for Americans. In the 1920s there was two groups of people. The traditionalists and modernists. Traditionalists lived in rural areas. The rural area where on the countryside where there was many farms. Modernists on the other hand live in urban areas. The urban areas was where everything was fast paced. Rural areas kept old and Urban areas kept it new. In the 1930s the unemployment rate reached to 25 percent which caused severe poverty. Many people would sell their homes, cars, and belongings just to get money. People would visit soup kitchens to get free meals. City dwellers made money by selling pencils or apples. When people sold their homes they had to move into Hoovervilles. The living condition in Hoovervilles were harsh. The rate of divorce was the same, but the rates of abandonment increased. Husbands ran away from marriages and homes.
Desperate need of food
Many people in this decade have lost everything.
There was places in the country that would serve free food for those have none.
Birth rates fell sharply. Children suffered from health issues due to lack of food and unsanitary living conditions. Wealthy were not affected. The dust bowl made many people move from the Great Plains to California. Something that stayed the same is the divorce rate. Something's that were changed is that many people move to California from the Great Plains, the unemployment rate, and the birth rates. The living conditions were worse and everybody started to sell everything.
Desperate need of money
Many people did not have money after the stock market crashed. Many people would sell their cars, belongings, and even their homes just to get money.
The Great Depression had an impact on the home life especially for Women and Mexican Americans. In the 1920s women had to stay at home because people thought that women belonged in home. Women were not allowed to have a job that men because that would be “stealing” a man's job. In the 1930s women saw their roles in the household enhanced. The women who were divorced had jobs that men did not do. If women did have jobs that men had they would either get payed off or have their wages cut. Some things stayed the same during the Great Depression like if you were married you did not have a job and if you aren't married then you have a job.
The Great Migration
Many people that lived in the great Plains in the 1930s migrated to California. This is due to the dust bowl which killed many people and animals.
In 1930s Mexican Americans were hit really hard from the Great Depression. Mexican Americans got deported out of the country. Mexicans were offered free trips to go back on a train. Some Mexicans were tricked on getting kicked out. The FSA camps helped out the Mexican Americans. U.S. citizens got deported because they looked suspicious of being a Mexican. Some things that were different during the Great Depression was that the Mexicans got deported and the FSA helped Mexican Americans.
Many people in the 1920s would have a bunch of free time. Many people spent
their time to go to sport events.
The Great Depression had an impact on leisure time for Americans. In the 1920s people were enjoying life as long as they can.People danced at clubs, listened to jazz, and speakeasies were very popular.People attended to sport events, movies, and went on Sunday drives. When the stock market crashes they lost everything, they could not enjoy anything. In the 1930s Americans felt a strong need to use cinema. Some movies help Americans escape from their problems and some didn’t.
Relaxation at the cinema
Many people in the 1930s went
to the cinema to relax. The cinema helped people in this time to escape
from their problems.
People would used radios for a bunch of things like music, comedies, and dramas for free. People also gathered and danced their troubles away. Something that stays the same is that they still listened to music. Some things that changed is the use of the radio, there's less clubs, and now they start to watch movies.
Music is the new medicene
Many people in the 1930s had many
struggles. People like African Americans and others escaped them
from listening to jazz which was very
popular at this moment.
The Great Depression had an impact on leisure time especially for Women and African Americans. In the 1920s women would dance as flappers all the time. Women would rebel against traditional beliefs. Women would go out on more dates. Women would also push for equality/ equal rights. In the 1930s women cooked and cleaned at houses. Women had more time to spend with her family. Women would listen to the radio and go out to the cinema. Some things that stayed the same during the Great Depression are that women pushed for equality, they had tons of entertainment, the family, and the cooking. Some things that are different are that they aren't in the workplace anymore and they now have to clean houses daily. In the 1920s African Americans got new chances from the Harlem Renaissance.
Some African Americans that couldn’t get rid of
their problems were filled with sadness. This was another problem that they couldn’t fix.
African Americans would sing,dance,write, and do visual arts on their free time. They would also celebrate, act, and write/publish books. In the 1930s African Americans escaped their struggles with jazz. African Americans got closer to equality. Some things that stayed the same during the Great Depression for African Americans were that jazz was very popular, they came close to equality, and everyone was on their own. Some things that were different during the Great Depression is that equality was far from them, they had less time to things, and the ones that lived in the South had rough lives.
The booming economy
The economy was booming in the 1920s.
America was doing their best throughout this decade for the economy.
The Great Depression had an impact on the economy for Americans. In the 1920s the economy in rural america was in distress. The manufacturing businesses flourished. Industrial economy and the stock market boomed. Consumerism drove up the demand for products. Industry met the demand by producing goods at an unprecedented rate. Everyone invested in the stock market. Everybody trusted the stock market. When the stock prices began to fall then the stock market crashed. The stock market crash ended the booming years of the 1920s.In the 1930s, after the crash, many businesses started to close or lay off workers. Most families did not have enough money to buy food. The demand for manufactured goods got declined.
Women fight for rights
During the Great Depression many women and
feminist were fighting for women’s right. People thought that women’s right should be forgotten
until the great depression was over.
Factories and stores shut down so workers lost their jobs. By 1933 nearly million Americans were unemployed. The agricultural economy continued to suffer as the demand for farm products continued to drop. FDR came up with the “New Deal” which had three goals. His three goals were: provide relief, promote economic recovery, and to reform the system to prevent future depressions. Something's that changed is that the New Deal from FDR, the crash occurred,the economy got worse, and many people were unemployed.
Factories and stores shut down
After the stock market crashed many businesses stated to shut down or lay
off workers. The lack amount of workers made it so the store closed down.
The Great Depression had an impact on the economy especially for the Farmers and Women.In the 1920s farmers were suffering from a decrease in demand for farm products, high costs and dropping prices. Farmers lost their homes due to foreclosure. In the 1930s prices went even lower and most farmers lost their farms. Farmers could produce much of their own food while the city residents could not. They got money from the Federal Government if they stopped growing too much plants which most did. Some things that did stay the same throughout the Great Depression is that the Federal Government helped the farmers and the prices were changing. In the 1920s women stayed home because people thought they did not belong in the workplace.
FDR's New Deal
Franklin D. Roosevelt was the new president and came up with the new deal. The new deal had three goals:provide relief,promote economic
recovery,and to reform the system to prevent
Federal Government worked on bringing American men back to work. Society thinks that women are stealing men's jobs. In the 1930s, 30s women lived in a decade without significant gains in the struggle for equality. Some demanded for equal right and others think feminist rights should be forgotten until the Great Depression is over.Something that stayed the same throughout the Great Depression is that the women had little rights.
Women want to vote
Women were not allowed to vote. Women wanted the same rights
as men do do. This meant they wanted the right to vote.
The Great Depression had an impact on the impact on the role of the government for Americans. In the 1920s we had the laissez faire policy. The laissez faire policy was very hands off. The government was not very involved. Businesses were allowed to do whatever they want. The economy did very well due to businesses doing well. This is because of businesses not being regulated. In the 1930s there was a dramatic change. The laissez faire policy was abandoned. Hoover found the country sinking into an economic calamity that the could not solve. His administration did provide some relief. Hoover believed in limited government involvement. The opposed direct individuals.He supported private relief efforts. Private philanthropy increased,but wasn't enough to make significant impact.
Women stay home
Many women that are married have no job,
and those who aren’t have jobs, but the ones that men don’t have. Women have
to stay home, clean the house and take
care of their children.
People believed the resolution to their problems lay in the government's assistance, but Hoover resisted that. 20,000 veterans marched on Washington to get their payment which was $1,000. Hoover refused, barricaded himself in the White House and sent troops to stop the protest. Things that changed are that they abandoned the laissez faire, government would assume responsibility for the well-being American economy and its people. Also people were trusting banks, and the American expectations about the government and president changed.
FDR's first hundred days
FDR the new president came up with the
first hundred days which would restore
the country the way it was. To do this he made all banks close and open up later.
The Great Depression had an impact on the impact of the role of the government for business owners/industrialists and Women.In the 1920s many industrialists took over their industries because of laissez-faire policy. In the 1930s business owners would lay off workers in order to stay in business. Sales declined and many small businesses were forced to close their doors. Some thing that stayed the same during the Great Depression is that industrialists were hardly affected by the Depression.Something that changed is that FDR proposed New Seal programs to help failing programs.In the 1920s women were not allowed to vote. Women also did not have equal rights as well as men do. In the 1930s there was traditional beliefs that women belonged at home and not in the workplace. Something that was the same during the Great Depression is that women were still not treated equally. Something that changed throughout the Great Depression is that women are now allowed to vote.
Bonus army was an army that was
Built up of people to help the country and get paid. The bonus Army did not get their pay from president Hoover so they marched, but they still didn’t get their money.
The Great Depression had a huge impact on those who were living in America at this time. The most effective from the aspects of society were Women, Mexican Americans, African Americans, Farmers, and Business Owners/Industrialists. The Great Depression made American and its people ready for another tragedy.