Changes from 1920s to 1930s Mileeq Green


These are hoovervilles which were what thousands of Americans lived in sine their was no money for anybody. They were charged with eviction and lost their houses ( 1930s)
A Italian women in a small apartment in new York. In this apartment several other people live in it (1920s)


Mexicans are practically not allowed in America. Government was setting up programs to deport them back to Mexico. They thought this was one step closer to making America better (1930s).
Hard working Mexicans work as sharecroppers in the field. Mexicans didn't cause problems anywhere else unless it was for a job where whites, blacks, Mexicans, etc fought over (1920s).


Women who were widowed, divorced, or had a husband that left, struggled to maintain relief and employent. If women had a job their wages were cut significantly and more likely to get laid off. This is why women started making stuff from scratch instead of going out to buy it like Clothes (above) or food like bread (1930s).
This was a time where Americans not only women spent lots of money on expensive clothing. Appearance was everything and "you only live once,"(1920s).


FDR put a great impact on America giving them relief, apply reformed aspects, and recovery which were in his New Deal. He empowered Americans letting them know he isn't gonna give to fix the depression and they believed in him (1930s)
Herbert Hoover left Americans devastated and made them feel like there is nothing to help what's going on which was the start of the depression. He practically did nothing to help the economy (1920s)


(Two above) during the depression many families suffered and had very little food and torn down shelter (1930s).
in 1920s people brought up new dances and was a time of enlightenment. People were optimistic of their future.


Blacks demanded work becuase they were usually "first fired and last hired." Many were unemployed during the 1930s.
African Americans tried to avoid Whites and live their lives to the fullest. Many set examples for younger individuals. Blacks were able to do bigger things than people expected (1920s).Df


The economy during the 1930s broke down and everyone lost money. Kids and adults attended soup kitchens to decrease and not die from starvation. Wages were cut so low that Americans didn't have enough to pay for food.
Mass production rates during the 1920s were increasing excessively. Many people had enough money to buy a car except for the poor.

Leisure time>

Most men and women gathered around radios to hear the "Fireside chats" by FDR. Most people who were wealthy enough or just had the amount to live off of went to go spend time at the movies or something to catch their, relieve stress, and get away from what was going on in reality which was the depression (1930s).
In the 1920s Americans celebrated frequently. They were at lots of parties, clubs, bars, night shows, and baseball games.


In the 1930s many Americans lost their jobs, no matter what race you were. Stock markets crashes and so did banks leaving people and government broke

There was mass production of cars and other products that expanded. Lots of Americans had money and were able to get a car and the cars were affordable.

The Economy during the 1920s allowed Americans to buy on credit and spend money they did not have. In 1930s everything changed, stock markets failed, banks closed, and people were broke. Farmers continued to lose their houses due to foreclosure ,but then wild-drastic dust storms covered the mid west and then expanded toward the coast. This change cause drought no enabling production from farmers on their farms. Blacks in the 1920s were suffering in the 1920s because of racial and discriminating tension with white folks. This led Blacks to get “last hired, first fired” in the 1930s. The Role of government changed significantly. In the Nineteen-Twenties Mexicans were always targeted due to racism and Discrimination, but mostly by whites. Farmers weren’t really targeted but it was as if they government didn’t take action. Mexicans were one of the racial groups to get hit the hardest by depression in the Thirties. The change was that thousands of Mexicans were being deported by the government due programs had laws they had made. This period was hard for all, groups of people but farmers couldn’t make money any way they wanted because their farms dried out. What continued was the deportation of Mexicans and racism. Farmers just kept losing money while their houses were foreclosed. Home life in the early Twentieth-Century was very diverse depending on what race Americans were or how much money you had. If a white woman was running a family without a man it's a great chance that the lady is widowed, the man left, or their divorced. Farmers lost their homes and weren’t able to get money. This was the Thirties but in the Twenties, families didn’t worry about the money situations they were outgoing and were able to make money for their families. Farmers still struggled but they still suffered in this period of optimistic beliefs. Leisure time was spent by people who can afford it. Most whites spent their time watching arts, going to baseball games, or movies in the Twenties. Nothing changed in the Thirties, White Americans still went to these things but it was only people who didn’t really get affected by the depression like industrialist who were multi-billionaires. The thing that changed was the amount of money spent per week. Americans spent all their money on food, rent, and did something 2 to 3 days a week to get away from reality which were the dust storms and black blizzards.

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