Have you ever heard of a rich man going poor. That is a typical man who transferred from the 1920’s to the 1930’s. Many aspects of society were affected during the era including economy, home life, leisure time, and the role of government. This era was not a happy era for most.
Home life in the 1920’s s very pleasing. The people could get what they wanted. Even if they did not have enough money. They could buy on time. This allowed them to get the newest appliances, such as; refrigerators, cabinets, cars, sinks, and radios. The people were living in comfortable, stable households. Life in rural area was poor. The farmers were losing their farms so there home were disappearing. After the stock Market crashed everything changed. Lots of people lost their homes and had to move to hoovervilles. In side of Hoovervilles is a cluster of small houses put together from scraps. An entire family lived in one of those houses. Also the people lost all their high-end appliances. Families that didn’t live in a hooverville home entertainment were radios and board games. The women of the household did all the cooking, cleaning, and tending to the kids. They also had to cut corners to save some money such as sewing their own clothes. Life in rural areas were hit by the Dust Bowl. The Dust Bowl was extreme drought and dust storms that destroyed crops. This did not help the farmers. The farmers crops were destroyed, so most of the farmers had to move. This made them migrants, and most of the migrants moved out to California. The 1930’s were a dreadful time at home.
Poor and Close to Trash