Boom to Bust by halle Camarota

Economy was a huge aspect of society. Economy dropped drastically during the Great Depression. The 1920’s was an amazing time for economy, economy was at it is greatest during this period. Unfortunately economy dropped quickly after Black Tuesday. That day stocks dropped and there was suddenly no money in banks. Many workers lost their jobs, many became unemployed fast, and factories shut down.

Economy in the 1920's

During the 1920's many people had jobs working in factories. They worked hard all day trying to produce products efficiently and quickly.
Unfortunately in the 1930's economy was very poor. Americans had no jobs since factories weren't running which caused many families to suffer.

Economy in the 1930's

Home life was strongly affected for Americans. Since economy dropped and there was no food on the table it made it very hard to survive. There was nothing to do during the 1930’s which sometimes led to depression. In the 1930’s no one was happy or having any fun like they did in the 20’s.

Home Life in the 1920's

In the photograph above you can see a happy family who seem to be quite wealthy considering they have a car. Most families across America lived life like this. They relied on credit which allowed Americans to buy luxurious products such as the car.
For almost all families in America they always had food to put on their plates every night and never went to bed hungry.

Home Life in the 1930's

During the Great Depression many people decided to evacuate their homes and head west where there was more hope for jobs.
Once people had sold/abandoned their homes they would live in these (pictured above) poor run down villages called Homerville's.

There was a drastic change in happiness throughout America. During the 1920's most Americans were wealthy a could buy anything they want using credit. Families were getting fed and had a roof over their head. Heading into the 1930's when the great Depression struck Americans lost jobs and made no money which made it extremely difficult to provide for their family. Americans went to having the time of their lives in the 1920's, to living depressed in Hoovervilles in the 1930's.

Leisure Time in the 1920's

During the 20’s Americans weren't worried about the future all they did was live life in the moment without a care in the world, often they would go out to bars to and drink and party.
Entertainment was also another way of enjoyment for Americans across the world in the 20's.

Leisure Time in the 1930's

People were not enjoying their life anymore. Many families were starving and most women were alone.
Women often had to work in homes alone taking care of the kids because their husbands often left them during the depression.

Government also changed drastically for Americans in the 1920's and 1930's. During the 1920's president Hoover was the president. President Hoover believed that lassie faire was the best policy for America to follow. The factory owners basically acted as the government which made life unfair for all Americans and the policy also led America into the Great Depression. The 1930's Franklin Roosevelt was elected as president. He took the opposite approach the president Hoover took, which was a hands on approach. Roosevelt created many new laws and systems such as the New Deal. By making all of these new laws and regulations Roosevelt led America out of the Great Depression.

Role of Government in the 1920's

This is a photo of president Hoover who believed in a hands off police called lassie faire.
Laissez faire is a policy that meant that the government would have a hands off approach and instead would let business leaders to act like the government.

The Role of Government in the 1930's

This is a photo of president Roosevelt. This president led America out of the Great depression. He took a hands on approach!

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