Boom to Bust Symphony Akinloye

Home Life

The homes were comforted by fireside chats and this would be where the women worked.


Women had to be the housewife and do everything. They took care of the kids while the husband was out trying to make ends meet.

African Americans

African Americans had to give up their paying jobs for upper class white men and was left with no job.

Leisure Time

Entertainment boomed and music was created.


Women 15 and up would be flappers to serve in to entertainment industry.
Women didn't do much but talk on the phone and do house work.


People worked on Wall street where all of the stock markets boomed.


It was a hard life for people in the 1930s and 1920s.


Banks closed and the stock market crashed.


People couldn't find jobs because with the depression there was no money left for people to fund a business.


The 1920s was very electrified. There was entertainment and a plethora of innovation at this time. Women became flappers and African Americans indirectly created the Harlem Renaissance. The Harlem Renaissance was about an outburst of creativity and progress for African Americans. In the 1920s, there was the clash of modernists against traditionalists. Modernists wanted to live better life and traditionalists though that they would be rebelling. In the 1930s, there were a lot of poor people from the outcome of the Great Depression. These people would live in Hoovervilles. Women would be housewives and African Americans had to give up jobs to the white men and left with no job. Segregation and discrimination still continued but women not having jobs changed.

In the 1920s era, economy differed from good to bad at the time. There was this new way of getting money by investing into a stock. People bought on margins and thought it was a ludicrous method. Suddenly, the stock market crashes. Stockbrokers are devastated at the fact that they will have to break bad news to investors. Fast forward, 1930s industrialists are also devastated. They had over 5,500 banks close and businesses because of the no flow of money. The unemployment rate rose to 25% which caused poverty across the country. This had a big impact on American families. Soon the businesses and banks reopened but the unemployment rate didn’t change.

Leisure time in the 1920s was an outburst of impact. There were movies and music which related to the people who fell victim of the depression. Some leisure activities was drinking alcohol which usually pertained to men. Also, there were flappers. Moving into the 1930s, many people had methods of escaping despair. The economic depression that beset the United States and other countries in the 1930s was unique in its magnitude and its consequences. A method to escape despair was the radio. Families listened to the radio mostly the Fireside Chats to give comfort to them. The entertainment and modern conveniences continued and the despair changed.


Created with images by manhhai - "Hanoi ca. 1930s - Rue du Sucre - Phố Hàng Đường thập niên 1930"

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