Boom to Bust By: Katarina Kendall

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The Harlem Renaissance was a time cultural social celebration and artistic explosion as in writing, musicians for African Americans in the 1920's. Many people from the South started to migrate to the North to have a new start, but they realize that white people weren't very fond of this so African American were started to be then discriminated.
The Harlem Renaissance started to dissolve in the 1930's. Many African Americans lost their jobs first to whites, many in the North were often discriminated. Even though the Harlem Renaissance crashed down African Americans still entertained themselves through the radio, cinemas, and books,


After World War 1 Farmers weren't experiencing the Boom of the 1920's in the North many Farmers were struggling with cropping food, loosing their farms and low income.
In the 1930's farmers were in bank bankruptcy with their crops, but also the Dust bowl came along where soil blew off from the ground like dust because farmers surplus their crop that it resulted 5 years of dust storms. Many farmers migrated west hoping to have a new start, but when arrived the west was in worse condition than they left behind.


Iin the 1920's people started to invest in the stock market because the economic rise. Many people purchased stock from companies on margin. Most of those people were called stockbrokers. But, many people took the stock market to its advantage where they started to use the stock market irresponsibly and wild.
The stock market crash on October 29, 1929 resulted in the 10 decade long Great Depression in the 1930's. Many stockbrokers lost their money and sold everything in order to receive some, but couldn't cause everyone's money was down the drain. The year 1933 was the lowest economic downtime in the United States where 5,500 banks shut down.

Role of Government

in 1919 women were given the right to vote, but in the 1920's women created the flapper where it was the opposite of the ideal women showing the United States that the " new woman " is still equal as any men. Many flappers usually went to speakeasies and danced to the latest jazz music.
When the Great Depression struck in the 1930's in 1932 President Franklin Roosevelt or FDR was elected which meant that his wife Eleanor Roosevelt was the First Lady during the economic down time. But, Eleanor Roosevelt had a more impact with the country especially women's rights in the 1930's. Sense of the economic down time women where pay attention to equal rights, Eleanor Roosevelt took that problem in her hands and used her position to advance women's rights and offer government jobs to them as well.

Boom to Bust Narrative

The 1920's and the 1930's were two opposite decades with two different life styles in the United States. The 1920's was a time of economic rise and new opportunity until it resulted into the lowest economic down time in U.S history.

The 1920's did affect many people in completely different ways. African Americans were more exposed in the artistic arts . The Harlem Renaissance was a cultural social and artistic explosion where writers, paintings, and other arts were shared in the United States. Many African Americans from the South migrated to the North for a new life style and new opportunity, which upset the white people because racial tension weren't still forgotten in the 1920's. The 1920's a time for social progress and cultural expression for African Americans. When the Great Depression crashed the roaring twenties the Harlem Renaissance wasn't popular and started to be forgotten. Many African Americans were struggling during this time usually the first to lose their jobs and racial tensions had increased because migration from the south was still occurring.The 1920's seemed very successful, but farmers were struggling during the 1920's.

When the World War ended many farmers had a surplus of crops and many lost their farms. crops and many more owned essentials because no one needed crops and other products. Many farmers were struggling to receive money because of low income or none at all. The 1920's was a very struggled time for farmers, but the 1930's was even worse for farmers, many farmers were in bankruptcy and had very little and coped as best as they could do, but others showed their bitterness and started being violent to show how they felt. Not just the finical and living struggle affect many farmers, but a 5 year dust storm came in the South called the Dust Bowl where soil blew away like powder because it was very fertile. Many farmers and their families migrated toward the West not expecting what they hoped for, many realized their was no hope in the west and was worse than they let behind.

The 1920's was a struggle for farmers, but many stockbrokers and bankers had a huge success in the 1920's before it all crashed down. Due, to the economic rise in production many people started to be involved in the stock market where companies were exposed in sharing their product for a certain price. Many people though couldn't afford these items so many people bought with credit with money they didn't have through brokers. It was all fun and games until the stock market crash of 1929 changed the decade of success to the decade of failure. This was the main cause on what resulted to a 10 year downtime for the United States., that day 14 billion dollars was thrown away and many people invested in stock that was worthless when the crash resulted. Many people had no hope until President Franklin Roosevelt also known as FDR tried to resolve that problem through his " New Deal" when by March 1933 people started depositing money in the bank again.

The 1920's was not just about economic rise, but many women became more independent during the twenties. When the 19th Amendment allowed women the right to vote many women started fighting for more equality between man and women. The flapper was create, this iconic figure was the complete opposite of the ideal women. It wore short dresses, dancing " Inappropriately" and going out a night stating that women are strong independent women and are the same as men. Many flappers usually went to speakeasies and danced to the latest music which was jazz. When the 1930's hit women were mostly forgotten because people were more worried about their living than equality. But, Eleanor Roosevelt made a huge impact on women in the 1930's fighting for same rights. Eleanor Roosevelt was the wife of FDR the first lady and changed how the first lady was viewed. Eleanor Roosevelt used her position to impact women for job opportunities and other resolutions. Many women were starting to be involved with the government and have the same rights as men in the 1930's.

The 1920's and the 1930's were two completely different times were America was at the highest point and the lowest point in history. Many people were impacted differently from financial struggles to equal rights. But, the two decades did result on how America would changed after and how it would become a better country in all.

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