Boom to Bust Visual Essay Eric Broyles

Stockbrokers in the 20s- At a time, there was hundreds of people and stock brokers buying and selling stock. Then it happened, in 1929 the stock market crashed sending the US into the great depression and losing billions.
Stockbrokers in the 30s- Stock brokers in distress during the great depression, desperately trying to fix it. Everything is a mess, the economy, the streets, people, and the floor. This will continue on until 1933 when FDR installs the New Deal.
Women's role in government 20s- Women suffragists gather to fight for women's right to vote in all elections.
Women's role of government in the 30s- The League of Women Voters gather to discuss issue with the government. Eleanor Roosevelt (Not shown in picture) , FDR's wife, was a politician, diplomat, and activist for women.
Home life for women in the 20s- In the 1920s, most women besides flappers, were housewives that cooked and clean the home while the men worked.
Home life for women in the 1930s - this lady is learning to sew for a job to help support the family since the husbands wage isn't as high as before
African American leisure time in the 20s- African American performers at a night club during the 1920's. Many women of all colors and background would sometimes go out to party. It was the time to do it too, the roaring 20's was full of parties and fun.
African American leisure time in the 30s- Another group of African American flappers sitting at a stadium. During the 1930's, African Americans had a very hard time during the depression but they the most of it with song and dance. Many African American men were laid off from jobs so white men could take their place because of social discrimination during the time period.
1920s leisure time for women- Two couples at a speakeasy getting drinks and having a good time during the roaring twenties
Women leisure time 1930s- Women started to change their styles with hair and clothing to act for rebellious
Farmer home life in the 20s- During the 1920's, farmers were hit with the dust bowl, crops weren't growing, droughts often happened, and they had a great surplus after the war.
Farmers home life in the 30s- Farmers had the longest lasting depression among all groups of people. Theirs lasted from the 20's all the way into the 30's. Even then they still weren't financially secure. They didn't fully recover from the depression until the 40's.

The roaring twenties was a time of fun and economic prosperity. Although African Americans were segregated throughout the 1920, they still made the most of it by partying and performing at night clubs. Men would usually play instruments while women sang and danced. Despite the racial hardships, African Americans worked and had just as good of a time as anyone else did. The only thing economy did was go up during the 20s. Hundreds of people became millionaires due to the stock market and people from everywhere wanted a piece of it. And at one point the stock market hit an all time high in September 1929. Many people would buy on credit because they assumed they would have more than enough money to pay off the debt later. In 1920, women won the write to vote in all elections. The coming years would provide women with many opportunities in politics, and they took advantage of that. Many women's groups would gather to discuss issue within our government and the country. Eleanor Roosevelt, FDR's wife, was a politician, diplomat, and activist for women. Home life for farmers during the 20s was much more difficult than for people living in cities, partying and spending money. They were going through their own depression, some time before everyone else had too. It was called the dust bowl, when the Midwest had a series of droughts and had infertile, loose soil that got blown around into giant dust storms, sometimes hundreds of feet high into the air. Once it started snowing red snow in the Northeast because of all the dirt in the air. The next decade didn't bring much else for farmers. If anything, things got worse because not only did the farmers have the dust bowl, the stock market also crashed! In 1929, the stock market crashed due to panic and rapid selling of stocks. This caused people to hurry to the banks to withdraw their money, but the banks didn't have enough money to give people their money. Now that the banks are closing, people can't get money to pay workers, and if workers can't get money, then they can't pay to live in a home or apartment, then the landlords can't get money from the people living in his property. This chain reaction drove everything even farther downhill. During the 1930's, African Americans had a very hard time during the depression but they made the most of it with song and dance. African American men were laid off from jobs so white men could take their place because of social discrimination during the time period. Whatever white people had to go through, African Americans had it two times worse. Nothing much changed for women in government, most of the focus was directed toward fixing the stock market and bringing back the banks.

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