S: The Rise and Fall of the 20s and 30s
BC: By: Jake Delouya and Matt Windmiller | We Will Prevail
FC: The Rise and Fall of the 20s and 30s | Jake Delouya | And | Matt Windmiller
1: Finally the end of WW1. The Treaty of Versailles was signed by Woodrow Wilson, David Lloyd George, George Clemenceau, and Vittorio Orlando. And it was the start of new times here in America. And it was the beggining of America's new foreign policy, isolationism
2: Many people felt that WW1 was pointless and that we didn't gain anything positive from th war. We lost many soilders in the trenches in Europe.
3: Women are starting to take liberties. They are no longer stay at home wives. They are cutting there hair short and going to barber shops, and they want to have jobs?!?! What's going on??
4: Many great and new athletes came around in the 1920s. Including Yankee legends, Babe Ruth and Lou Gehrig. And great tennis player, Bill Tilden
5: Thanks to organized crime was on the uprise. The mafia grew very popular in New York and Chicago. Al Capone, Bugsy Siegel, were among the most recongnizable gang leaders.
6: The Jazz age was a great time. Jazz has become the most popular music of the 20s.
7: The Harlem Renaissance (aka "the new negro movement") was a great step forward for the African Amercans and the entertainment buisness.
8: The stock market was a major reason for many peoples finacial sucess. Almost every public company would see its stock rise every single day, and many people took advantage of that.
9: Many people were now able to afford motorized vehicles or cars, thanks to Mr. Ford and the assembly line. thanks to Mr. Ford.
10: But these times unfortunetely did not last forever because of the lack of money to back up the stocks high prices. And in October of 29 the market crashed. People lost everything, all the money they had invested, and they also still had to pay back the brokers since they had bought on margin. People went from luxorious houses to searching for a park bench to sleep at night. Since you couldn't afford to pay the debt you were in you lost any possesions you had left, even your car.
11: The stock market crashed. People lost everything. We were now in a depression.
12: Many peoples first reaction was to rush to the banks and pull their money out of the banks since the banks were failing. This only made matters worse and more banks went out of buisness.
13: Some people who lost their jobs were too ashamed with their failure to tell their families. Many left their families or commited suicide. There were 4 to 5 million Americans out of work. That's 25% of the country! | These lucky chidren receive bread from a charity as their meal.
14: Many Americans disliked Herbert Hoover's belief in roughing it out. He didn't do much to help the depression situation even when there were signs of depression. He thought everything would fix itself and get better. He was wrong.
15: New York native Franklin Delano Roosevelt was elected President of the United States.
16: America has had enough and so has our new president FDR. He stays true to his promise that from the moment he takes the oath he won't stop until life is back to normal, here in America. On the night of his inauguaration Roosevelt could be found working effortlessly with his cabinet along with members of congress to create what would come to be known as the New Deal. | FDR's inauguration
17: Roosevelt's New Deal | Roosevelt's New Deal consisted of three main ideas (the 3 R's). It provided relief for the unemployed. Recovery of the unstable economy. And reform of the economic and banking systems. | The infamous "We Need You" FDR button
18: People worked for government programs such as the Civilian Conservation Corps, a program set up to give unemployed youth an opportunity to do conservation work in exchange for food, lodging and a small stipend.
19: Things were looking a lot better with FDR'S New Deal plans.
20: Farmers were now actually being paid by the goverment to stop farming because of the massive surplus of farm produce during the 20s.
21: Despite the undeniable success of FDR's New Deal plans life clearly did not return back to normal right away. Although the New Deal solved many of our problems during the Depression it did not put an end to economic downturn. The true comeback of the economy did not happen until the 40s and was actually a result of WWII.