Boom to Bust by michael brown


America was the place of dreams where anybody could make money and where everybody had a job, house, and a car The economy had never been better. That all changed after the stock market crashed unemployment went to an all time high. Families selling everything they had just to serve their family a meal, people fleeing the suburbs to find jobs in the cities. One of the worst groups that suffered was the stock brokers they were the richest and most successful at one time then they became the poorest and the ones looking for the most jobs and getting free food.

Stock brokers at the New York Stock Exchange trying to make smart investments to make money.
The people who lost the most money were the brokers.


The government in the 1920s was basically non exsistent. They went by doing the minimum and the government would not get involved with buisness at all. The people liked it that way and thought it was better if the government was no involved with anything. Until the stock market crashed and Hoover was not elected president FDR was and he setup programs for unemployment, social security (so you dont loose your money, and other backup plans so we were prepared if another depression happened.

President Hoover left a mess for the rest of America to clean up.
The 1920s was a ruff time for farmers they made little money or none at all. Perhaps the 1930s was a continuation of that with the dust bowl striking their crops and homes.

Home life

The 1920s was a happy time for families because they were making money and overall having fun with each other with all the new activities there were that had never been seen before. When the great depression had struck they had no money to spend and they would stay at home they barley had food to live on and were very sad the parents felt guilt that they couldn't provide for their kids.

They had a tough time providing for their kids even with simple things.
stock brokers used all their time looking for jobs.

Leisure time

The average human would spend their free time relaxing or doing something fun that was the case in the 1920s they were ether relaxing, watching a movie, or partying. They wanted to live life to the fullest and didn't care about the consequences. Well the consequences were pretty big as they could not waste any time they needed to be working or trying to find a job. Perhaps the people who suffered the most were stock brokers because they thought they had it great then the had it the worst.

The youth of the nation would spend most of their time partying.
Stock brokers spent their "leisure time" at the food bank because they didn't have the money to pay for food.

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