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A speakeasy was in the boom years because this is where it started. Speakeasy's were often just a hidden room with barely drinkable booze and were mostly run by gangsters. Many people came here to drink and party.

Duke Ellington was an american composer, pianist and bandleader who composed thousands of scores over his 50 year career. he worked as a soda jerk when he was young.

bootlegging is the illegal business of transporting or smuggling alcoholic beverages where such transportation is forbidden by law. i put this on there because alcohol became illegal. this is how people got beer to drink.
A flapper was a certain kind of person in the 1920's. Flappers had their own hairstyles and ways of dressing, especially bobbed hair and short skirts. Flappers were a sign of changing times and more freedom for women to express themselves. They were a major role in the 1920's.
This was a small, but major invention for the 1920's. this helped making cleaning faster and more efficient. It helped daily cleaning and improved many life's in the 1920's.
Bobbed hair cut was a huge fashion statement in the 1920's. The Look landed at the bottom of the ears all around the head. It was worn either with bangs or with the hair brushed off of the forehead. It was a simple look but it was a 1920's icon.
Babe Ruth is recognized for his many record breaking accomplishments and for being a role model for any sport in the 1920s. He was known as the greatest player of the century. In 1919, he played for the Boston Red Sox.
The Harlem Renaissance was a cultural, social, and artistic explosion that took place in Harlem, New York, in the 1920s. It was a was an African-American cultural movement. This was important to 1920's because it brought and carried music, art, ect to where it is today.
Henry Ford was an amazing business man. He made the first Model T, witch was a cheaper than before car that people would buy. It eventually mass produced. he was a big part of 1920's success.
The Model T was an automobile built by the Ford Motor Company. made by Henry Ford. Affordable transportation for the common man, it quickly became prized for its low cost, durability, versatility, and ease of maintenance. this was important because it was a new easier cheaper way to travel.


when everything went down in value, billions of dollars were lost. Started the great depression. banks started closing and then people lost there money.
In order for countries to try and increase their economy, keep domestic products protected and people employed, tariffs put a heavy tax on incoming products from around the world. It started largely in the United States, and rapidly other countries developed a policy of high tariffs.
overproduction was the new technology available to farms, businesses and homes. Overproduction in agriculture and manufacturing was one of the many factors that lead to the Great Depression.
Black Tuesday was when when all the banks went bank erupt and closed and all the stock markets crashed. this lead to the great depression because it made people loose lots.
Great depression effects on rural areas. Dryness, heat, and grasshoppers destroyed the crops, farmers were left with no money to buy groceries or make farm payments. Some people lost hope and moved away. Many young men took government jobs building roads and bridges.
Shantytowns is almost the game as hoovervilles. they were small little "towns" that the poor lived in. people could no longer afford things so they were forced in to this. it was made for the homeless to have a place to live.
Hoovervilles were built by unemployed impoverished Americans that had been made homeless and had nowhere else to live. By by like 1930's one and two million American people were homeless. The Hoovervilles varied in size from just a few shacks close together to communities of over 1000 shacks covering acres of unused or public lands.
soup kitchens first appeared, they were run by churches or private charities. state and federal governments also were operating them .Every city and town had a soup kitchen. This was needed for the homeless.
DUST BOWEL was a period of severe dust storms that greatly damaged agriculture. There was severe drought and a failure to apply dryland farming methods to prevent wind erosion. this led to loss of crops and farming.
shows conflict between the homeless and poor. people were forced to leave to find work. they worked for low wages and this all happens during the dust bowel.


Franklin Roosevelt was the only president to be elected four times. Roosevelt make the new deal act. This act was made for people to get jobs. he was a very helpful, successful president. He helped recover our country.
Eleanor Roosevelt was married to Franklin Roosevelt. Using her intellect and influence, she redefined what it meant to be a female member of the upper echelons of society, First Lady of the United States, and she expanded the role of women in society.
The New deal was a series of programs, social security and a couple more. this added new acts to america. This tried to put more people to work.
During Roosevelt's first 100 days he made the emergency relief bank act, had fireside chats, and passed 15 major acts. He set out to provide relief, recovery, and reform in his bundle of programs.
AAA stands for Agricultural Adjustment Act. AAA controlled the supply of seven basic crops. Corn, wheat, cotton, rice, peanuts, tobacco and milk by offering payments to farmers in return for taking some of their land out of farming, not planting a crop. This helped people grow more food and make more money.
CCC, Civilian Conservation Corps was ran by the US Army. public works program that put more than three million young men and adults to work building roads and trails in parks, building conservation dams, building campgrounds, planting trees, draining swamps, replanting grazing land, renovating historic buildings and stringing telephone lines.
NIRA, National Industrial Recovery Act placed restrictions on the entry of other companies into the alliances. These codes were a form of industry self regulation and represented an attempt to regulate and plan the entire economy to promote stable growth and prevent another depression.
WPA, Works Progress Administration was instituted by presidential executive order under the Emergency Relief Appropriation Act, to generate public jobs for the unemployed. This helped people get more jobs.
Social security act was an act to provide for the general welfare by establishing a system of Federal benefits, and by enabling the several States aged persons, blind persons, dependent and crippled children, maternal and child welfare, public health, and the administration of their unemployment compensation laws, to establish a Social Security Board, and for other purposes. This helped secure people.
WWII was the main reason we got out of the depression. This helped us because it put people to work. It did this by giving people jobs to make weapons, ect. This was the biggest event that got us out of the depression.

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