During the 1920s the economy was in a very good position. Men and women were working and earning money. The economy it was driven by a consumerist society where everyone wanted to buy new things even when they did not need them. The economy thrived and most people were happy. Most people did not worry about much. As the 1920s progressed and moved into the 1930s, the economy did worse until it finally crashed in the 1929. After the economy crashed, 25% of Americans were unemployed and in severe poverty. The 1930s were vastly different from the 1920s and most people did not do well.
As the economy changed from the 1920s to the 1930s, so did most family home lives. Women were needed more at home and most did not have jobs in the 1930s unlike the 1920s when many women worked and simultaneously raised to their families. The 1930s brought much hardship to American women as they now needed to “cut corners” in order to keep their family a happy, healthy and functional. As the Great Depression progressed, women began to work in jobs that man did not want to do. They were less likely to be fired this way and it helped earn money for their family.
As many lives Vastly changed throughout the decade, Time spent outside of the home, people’s leisure time changed as well. Most went from drinking and partying, to listening to President Roosevelt on the radio and selling their items for needed money. In their 1920s free time, bankers were out spending money, just because they could. As the 1930s rolled in, bankers and stockbrokers were hit the hardest. They could no longer spend their leisure time out with friends or spending money, because they had no money to spend. The Great Depression was really a terrible end to such a fun decade like the 1920s.