Most people thought the economy in the 1920's would continue to grow, but they were wrong. Farmers did not have a high demand for their products, and ended up losing their farms after the Great Depression. Due to overproduction, business owners could not make any more goods and had to lay off workers. The laid-off workers went on strike to try to get their jobs back.
American men protesting for more work
In the 1920’s, Americans took advantage of the leisure time that they had. They went out dancing, and went to the movies, sporting events, and speakeasies. With the invention of the washing machine, women had more time to enjoy other activities besides chores. Even though Americans did not have as much money after the stock market crash, they thought it was important to enjoy music and be able to relax to escape from their problems. Many African Americans lost their jobs after the Great Depression, but the popularity of jazz music reduced racial tension in the United States.
A movie theater