Left and right people lost jobs, forced to move, and millions were left homeless. In the Twenties people easily went to movies and bought whatever they pleased. The stock market boomed and the growth of industry was at its highest. However, in the 1930’s that all came to end. Unemployment rates were at its peak and many businesses failed and closed. Because of this, people were forced to leave their homes and live somewhere they can afford. That was the start of little neighborhoods called Hoovervilles. The president at the time, Herbert Hoover, was seen as unhelpful and many disapproved of him. Citizens thought Hoover was not doing his role in government. They thought he needed to be more involved and help them get out of the Depression. The run down shacks or Hoovervilles had no plumbing and horrible conditions. Unfortunately, many Americans were living in them at the time. A decade before this occurring, farmers were going through a crisis themselves. After World War 1, the demand for crops suddenly stopped and created surplus. This led to farmers prices dropping and they lost a lot of money. So many farmers lost money and became homeless. Before they knew it, millions of farmers had foreclosure on their homes. Farmers were not the only people suffering at the time though. For women, working and making money was typically the husband’s job. Because of this stereotype, divorced or widowed women extremely suffered. Also because of this, women were usually the ones to get laid off or not hired because they would rather men for the job. World War Two was the ending of the Depression. It helped pull Americans out all the despair in their lives.
Women Working in the Twenties