Boom To Bust

Home Life

Home life in the 1920s

In the 1920's husbands came home from work and the women would stay at home taking care of the young. It was very peaceful and there was no struggle.

The poor had to live in shack like houses

In this time,the 1930's, people were living in hoovervilles, they could not afford anything. The poor were living in small shacks or sleeping outside on the streets.

Two kids bathing in a big bucket. They did not have running water.

The rural areas were suffering in a great deal. They did not have a lot of money to get by.

Leisure Time

They visited theaters to see films.

In the 1920's people went to see theaters. There was tons of stuff to do.

A baseball stadium.

In the 1920's people went to see baseball games. People thought this was entertaining because they got to see Babe Ruth. People were having the time of their lives.

Louis Armstrong playing the trumpet.

In the 1920s people went to see jazz. Louis Armstrong became exceedingly famous. People came from far places to see him perform.

People went to speakeasies to drink illegally.

Economy

Wall Street

The economy in the 1920s was booming. Everyone went to Wall Street to invest in the stocks. Manufacturing flourished and the industrial and stock market boomed.

Newspaper of the stock crash.

The economy in the 1930s was the worst it could ever be.The stock crash was abominable. The crash stole all the peoples money, it put the people in an extremely bad situation.

People went to banks to pull their money out.

After the stock crash people went to banks to try to pull their stocks out and get their money back. But banks shut down and people were left stranded. They lost all their life savings and left with no money.

Role of Government

President Herbert Hoover

This is president Herbert Hoover. He made a lot of mistakes during his presidency. The citizens disliked Hoover. Hoover in office only seven months of the crash. Hoover only supported business. He also ignored the farmers.

President Franklin Roosevelt

This is Franklin Roosevelt. He helped restore America from president Hoovers mistakes. Franklin Roosevelt was elected in 1933. He was trying to make the economy better by creating the New Deal, the New Deal gave people money and gave people jobs.

People visited the White house.

During the 1920s, people visited the white house to celebrate how great the economy was growing.

This era started out to be an era of perplexion, an era of success, an era of prosperity. There was tons of economic growth, everything was booming. But it did not last long. Black Friday October 29, 1939. A disaster struck. All stocks plummeted and everybody lost all their money to the stock crash. Millions of people invested in the stocks because the stocks were doing very good. But they all thought that the stocks would continue to soar. This was the start of the great depression. After the stock crash people went to banks to try to pull their stocks out and get their money back. But banks shut down and people were left stranded. They lost all their life savings and left with no money. They did not know what to do. In this time,the 1930's, people were living in hoovervilles, they could not afford anything. The poor were living in small shacks or sleeping outside on the streets. Husbands could not bring any food to their families. In the 1920's husbands came home from work and the women would stay at home taking care of the young. It was very peaceful and there was no struggle. Not a lot of people had fun in the 1930's. Families barely had enough money to eat let alone enjoy an evening out. They were tired of it. Some were ending their lives because the could not take the depression. But in the 1920's it was a sight to see. People went to see theaters and visit baseball stadiums. People were having the time of their lives. There was tons of stuff to do. The economy in the 1930's was the worst it could ever be. Business owners laid off workers and businesses closed. The stock crash was abominable. The crash stole all the peoples money, it put the people in an extremely bad situation. Nobody had jobs,the unemployment rate hit its peak of 25%. The economy in the 1920s was booming. Everyone went to Wall Street to invest in the stocks. Manufacturing flourished and the industrial and stock market boomed. But rural America was in distress. The farming industry was not doing good. Farms were being evicted because farmers could not make any money selling the food. They were getting less than 20 inches a year on the Great Plains. The government in the 1930's was failing. Hoover in office only seven months of the crash. Hoover only supported business. He also ignored the farmers. Franklin Roosevelt was elected in 1933. He was trying to make the economy better by creating the New Deal, the New Deal gave people money and gave people jobs. The government in the 1920's was running fluently and there were no errors.

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