BC: That was my life during the 1920's and 1930's
FC: My Life In The 1920's and 1930's
1: Hi, I'm Isabella Smith. I am 10 years old. It is 1923. Everything in my life is well.
2: These are my parents. Anna and Paul Smith. I love them so much!
3: This is my brother William. He and I are twins. Our birthday is August 12.
5: This is my father. It is 1928 and he just got a job as a stock broker. He also just bought a company that makes and sells cars.
7: This is my mother with her new hair cut. Now in days, all of the women are getting their hair cut short, drinking at bars, and smoking cigarettes!
8: This is my house. I have lived here since I was two years old.
9: This is my parent's car. It means a lot to them. They got this car with all the stock money they earned.
11: This was a good time for the people. It was called the Jazz Age. Jazz music became very popular. My mother and father would go out a lot and go dancing with their friends. They were always listening to jazz music. They were very happy and our lives were good.
13: My brother loves baseball. He listens to every game on our radio. His favorite players are Babe Ruth and Lou Gehrig. My dad loves taking him to see the real games at Yankee Stadium. I come along too sometimes. I love cheering the teams on!
14: This is my cousin getting something from our new refridgerator
15: Our Bridal Party | There were many new technologies in the 1920's. We got a new radio, car and refridgerator. They are are so neat!
17: Prohibtion was when the sale, production, and consumption of any achoholic beverage was illegal. The Mofia sold alcohol to many people. They made a lot of money. Acohol was made illegal because to many women complained that it made their husbands crazy.
19: Today the stock market crashed. Mom and dad came home from work early. They seemed really upset but they told me that everything would be alright. I don't know what's going to happen to us.
21: Everyone seems so sad now. Most people lost all of their money and so many people have already lost their jobs. My fathers business is holding up, but its not making as much money as it used to. I see depressed people just sitting on the park benches all day. They seemed sad and on top of that, all of the banks are closing down.
22: C) Since everyone started to lose their mney, they all ran to the banks. The banks couldn't handle everyone asking for their money back, so the banks closed | Most of Europe was already in a depression because of World War Two. Germany had to pay back a lot of money to France all of the other countries had no money. Since the countries in Europe had no money, They couldn't trade with the U.S. The U.S. was overproducing products because Europe wasn't buying their products. Business owners wasted all of their money and they had to fire people. This was a cause of The Great Depression.
24: Right after the stock market crash, banks started to go out of business. Since so many people bought on credit, they had a lot of money that they had to pay back. Since the stock market crashed so suddenly, everyone was running to the bank to get money that they owed. Banks had to close down because they didn't have enough money because so many people didn't pay what they owed yet. Many banks failed and people got into such huge debts.
27: One main cause of the Great Depression is President Hoover. He said that he wouldn't do anything to help. This was called the "Rugged Individualism. Basically he said that it was every man for himself
29: The Dust Bowl was also called the "Dirty Thirties". It was a period of severe dust storms that caused major damage from 1930 to 1936. This was a huge problem for farmers because it ruined all the soil so they couldn't farm. Thay lost money because they couldn't farm and sell the crops.
31: “Only Thing We Have to Fear Is Fear Itself” | Franklin D. Roosevelt was the president right after Henry Hoover. He had an important job, which was to fix the economic problems. He had many ideas on how to help everyone. He made new programs to help people get jobs. He was a very good president. Mostly everyone liked him and he was very popular. The economy was looking up.