from a decade of SUCCESS to a decade of tragedy angela baldi

The U.S participates in World War 1 until 1918

Before the 20's and 30's the USA participated in world war 1. After the war America was in debt and loss, not knowing that the decade following would be filled with success and optimism.


Ratified on August 18, 1920, the 19th Amendment granted American women the right to vote


The decade of the 1920s were filled with the “new women” called flappers. Flappers were rebellious, independent women who wore short skirts, pounds of makeup, and showcased short hairstyles.

As a result of 19th amendment passed in the summer of 1920, women would have a stronger role in political and social matters.


The rise of black culture from the Harlem Renaissance represented the nation with jazz players, singers, authors and painters. However, the KKK was very active causing terror toward African Americans.


Millions of dollars worth of Stocks were bought especially on margin and sold throughout the decade.


Many products were bought on credit, meaning you can buy what you want but you will have to pay later, over time.


The Stock market crash took place on October 29, 1929. This event was not the cause of the great depression, but the collapse of of the economy.

If you thought the glamorous, stress free lifestyle of the 1920's would extend to another decade you thought wrong. The Great Depression began with with stock market crash of October 29, 1929. even though the crash was not the cause, it was the economic downfall after the crash that resulted in a tragic decade. Financial economic spread through the country causing many banks to close. Money was lost and gone overnight leaving millions of people left with nothing.

Due to Herbert Hoover's failure of rescuing the nation into severe depression. Franklin D. Roosevelt, a democrat won by a landslide in the election of 1933 against Hoover.

After Hilbert's Hoover failure in saving the country, in the election of 1933 democratic nominee Franklin D. Roosevelt won by a landslide. As part of his first 100 days in office, FDR declared a bank holiday, closing all banks across the nation for 4 days. As a result he restored people's trust in the banks leading to more deposits being made, and giving people hope.


As part of the 100 days FDR declared a 4 day bank holiday.


Farmers of rural America have already been suffering in the 1920's due to overproduction, and acres of land bought. However in the 1930's farmers dealt with droughts and dust storms. Having the decade before have more rain than usual the drought of the 30’s came unexpected to many. Dust storms were caused by poor farming techniques, and weather predictions.

Droughts, and dust storms devastated farmers and the land. Many farmers had to leave due to foreclosure.


From the independent women they once were, advancement in women's rights were put on pause. Going back to their old ways women became housewives “making do” by sewing their clothes and making meals out of leftovers. Sadly, many men abandoned their family, not wanting to take care of extra mouths. Even though the strive for gender equality was on hold, having and advocist first lady helped aid the struggle women faced.

“The new women” of the 1920's turned into housewives. Many were left to raise their children alone. Even though their jobs were not affected, wages and hours were cut.


Even though times like these were desperate, almost every family had a radio. The radio provided movies, songs, and fire chats. Whenever anyone had spare money, they would escape their struggles to watch a movie or listen to hours of orchestra.


Even though it was a decade of depression, Americans would go to the movies with any extra they had.

THE 3 R's

FDR was one of the most effective presidents, creating relief, recovery, and reform programs to help heal the pains of the Great Depression. He changed the way people view the government, and the role of government. Changing Laissez Faire to government becoming more active in the public.


Even with FDR’s programs, America was not fully recovered from its economical crisis until the beginning of World War 2

However many complained that FDR didn't fully recover the U,S, despite his best efforts to. It was until the world war 2 that the torturous Great Depression ended.

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