Boom to Bust by Jack allen

Farmers' Home Lives in the 1920s and the 1930s

Farmers in the 1920s were not doing the best financially. Regardless of this, some held their own and were able to do enough to provide for their family. As seen in the picture above, some farmers maintained enough currency to support a house and the farm around them.
After the Dust Bowl occurring, the majority of farmers were stuck having to either move away from the travesty or take the risk of staying home and facing many health and safety issues. As seen above, many had to evacuate their homes and their past lives, and were forced to move Westward towards California where they were forced to camp outside cities and towns, and suffered minimal shelter.

Stockbrokers' Home Lives in the 1920s and the 1930s

Stockbrokers had very successful and financially wealthy lives in the 1920s. Stocks just kept rising, and the amount of people investing only increased by the day. In terms of their home lives, they generally had very large homes in accordance with the era, and were seen as the upper class of society.
Stockbrokers, after the market crash of 1929, were stuck in a situation where they were left with nearly no money or revenue. They were forced out of work, out of their homes, and out of any luxury they previously owned. The large majority moved into these make-shift homes, located in places called Hoovervilles, named after the hatred of President Hoover.

The 1920s provided a tough life for all farmers, as the demand of their goods dropped intensely. However, in the 1930s farmers were struck hard by the Dust Bowl, and many were forced to evacuate their area. If they took the risk to stay in their homes, they had the possibility of getting deathly sick or their home being destroyed. As for stockbrokers, in the 1920s, they were able to prosper. People were investing into stocks at an insane rate, and things were looking up for these people. However, in the 1930s, after the stock market crash, they were left with no income and no money. They had to sell everything they had, and were left stranded with nothing.

Women's Leisure Time in the 1920s and the 1930s

In the 1920s, new forms of entertainment boomed throughout the era. Women enjoyed dancing, music, jazz, and anything else that was trending at the time. Through the new roaring economy, many women were able to maximize their enjoyment of the new luxuries of the 20s.
Despite the very saddening era of the Great Depression, women found themselves dancing to jazz and music as an escape from the depression. Nothing could stop the joyous activities carried on from the 1920s, and many women were still able to enjoy the dancing and singing similar to the 20s.

African American Leisure Time in the 1920s and 1930s

In the 1920s, quite similar to women, African Americans enjoyed the dancing and music of the era. However, they were still discriminated upon and often didn't have luxuries as good as white women and men. Despite this, they did their best to enjoy what they had, and used their jazz music to bump their position in society.
Despite the hardships of the Great Depression, similar to women, African Americans kept their jazz and dance alive throughout the saddening era. In terms of entertainment, things remained quite constant from the 1920s to the 1930s.

In the 1920s, women enjoyed a new era of entertainment. They enjoyed new dances, music, and fun trends. Throughout this time period, they found innovative ways of presenting themselves, and didn't stop themselves from living their lives to the max. Transitioning into the saddening Great Depression, women found these passing times to be escapes from the era. African Americans, similarly, found escapes from the discriminating society through music and jazz. Despite the depressing era, America found themselves unable to stop the joyous passing times of the 1920s.

Stockbrokers' Economy in the 1920s and the 1930s

In the 1920s, stockbrokers were constantly busy making deals and making more and more income daily. People were eager to make investments into the stock market, as it was growing at a shocking rate. Due to this, stockbrokers found themselves very financially successful in the 20s.
Stockbrokers in the 1930s, during the Great Depression, were struck the hardest by the crash of the market. They no longer had any incoming revenue, and could no longer support themselves or their families. Nothing much seemed to remain constant for stockbrokers from the devastating transition from the 20s to the 30s.

Industrialists' Economy in the 1920s and 1930s

In the 1920s, industry was booming bigger and better than ever before. Money was coming in faster than most could believe, and the income of the majority of industrialists was better than they could have imagined. Throughout the era, success was found in terms of wealth and financial status.
After the stock market crash in 1929, and throughout the Great Depression, industrialists' were no longer in the same ballpark of wealth and financial status as they were in the 20s. Due to the crash of the market, and the dramatic decrease in the demand for goods, industry over-produced their goods and had no one to sell them to. Furthermore, workers got laid off and were left with nowhere to go for work and revenue.

The 1920s provided for a wealthy and very strong financial time for both industrialists and stockbrokers. For stockbrokers, stocks were growing at a seriously fast rate, and people were nonstop investing into these stocks. In effect of the consumerism based society, the demand for good increased significantly and the industrialists of the era prospered. In the 1930s however, factories found themselves to overproduce goods, and as the demand dropped, industrialists became broke. Due to the stock market crash, stockbrokers lost all of their money, and were forced out of their houses and jobs. All in all, stockbrokers and industrialists suffered through the transition.

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Jack Allen
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