The 1930s

  • After the stock market crash, many businesses started to close or to lay off workers.
  • Many families did not have money to buy things, and consumer demand for manufactured goods fell.
  • Many people left home by jumping on railroad cars in search of any job they could get
  • Agriculture was affected because of reoccurring droughts and dust storms.
  • Also because of food not being ready from the city people also went hungry.
  • Women's rights was rejected in the 1930s.
  • Doctors legalized brith control to help relieve poverty.
  • Discrimination was widespread, and minority workers were normally the first to lose jobs at a business or on a farm
  • In the 1930s more than 15 million people were unemployed.
  • Most people just listened to radio or spent time with their families.
  • Everything was homemade, the food, the games, the music, there were even homemade portable dance floors.
  • But traditional organized activities like rodeo, baseball, and football were popular as well.

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