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Economic Concerns of the 1930s
Education in the 1930s
Headlines of the 1930s
Political Concerns of the 1930s
Popular Entertainment of the 1930s
Science, Technology, Innovation of the 1930s
Status of African-Americans in the 1930s
Women of the 1930s
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Headlines of the 1930s
Ryan Starkweather, Carmen Langley, Timmy Taryole
There were many things that made headlines in the 1930s. An article called "the 1930s" talks about how Adolph Hitler victimized the Jews for about 15 years. The Jews and a few other minorities had to stay hidden during this terrifying time. Everyone was miserable. Many Jews, including Anne Frank, suffered through Hitler's Concentration Camps. The Nazis made the people wear tattooed numbers on their arms in the Concentration Camps. To the Nazis, they were no longer people; they were numbers. The Jews were put through unreasonably strenuous work andmany died working under such conditions. Over half of the people in the Concentration Camps either became ill, died, or were killed by the Nazis.
Things were bad then for some. An article called "The Great Depression" explained that between January and April in the year 1930, the value of stocks rose 13 percent. Then at the end of April the price of stocks began to decline again. The economy was declining, and President Herbert Hoover opposed the view among bankers that the economy should be allowed to deflate. Hoover urged action. He approved a program in which the federal government had a few buildings built, and he urged state and local governments to accerlerate their spending. From railroad and utility companies he acquired promises of investments. He called confrences of industrial and labor leaders and obtained from them pledges to maintain employment and production levels and to avoid strikes. Still the economy continued to slide. Businesses felt compelled to respond to markets and they cut production and wages. Some financiers saw reduced wages as a blessing that would improve discipline and character, while others called for more government spending.
Laws were being changed as well. An article called "The 21st Amendment" informs about how in December 6, 1932, Senator John Blaine of Wisconsin submitted a resolution to Congress proposing the submission to the states of the Twenty-First Amendment, which would annul the Eighteenth. Two months later, on February 21, 1933, the amendment was sent to the state governors. Meanwhile, the new President Roosevelt asked Congress to modify the Volstead Act to provide for the sale of 3.2 percent beer. In nine days, the congress compiled and legalized beer, much to the delight of the American public. In St. Louis, at the Anheuser-Busch Brewery, 30,000 people stormed a motorcade of beer-laden trucks twenty blocks long. Less than a year after the Twenty-First Amendment was submitted for ratification, the necessary thirty-sixth state ratified the amendment at 5:32 PM on December 5, 1933. At 7:00 PM, President Roosevelt signed the proclamation ending Prohibition. The 21st amendment to the United States Constitution was passed by Congress on February 20, 1933, and was ratified by the states, thereby taking effect on December 5, 1933. Interestingly, when Congress passes an amendment and requests ratification form states, the individual state legislatures vote on the amentment, not the people. However, this time, Congress stipulated that "conventions of states" should vote on the amendment. Since Prohibition was so unpopular by 1933, te Congress figured that they would pass the amentment, fearing that state legislatures who were pro-prohibition would try and defeat the amendment. The 21st amendment brought an end to the 13 year "Great Experiment" that America was under.
Fourth Hour: Tabatha Shadow and Brianah Johnson
The sports in the 1930's were known to help keep people's mind off the disasters going on. According to the website article, "The 1930's: Sports Overview", the most popular sport during this decade was baseball.Also, Babe Didrikson was the most famous woman athlete. She played basketball and high jump. The queen of tennis was Helen Wills Moody. Sonja Henie made figure skating a very popular sport in the 1930's. Didrikson and Henie had become millionaires because of the sports they had participated in. Verne Beatrice Mitchell was the first woman to sign in a professional baseball team with males.
A disasters in the 1930's that caused a lot of stress was the Dust Bowl. According to the website article, "The Dust Bowl", the cause of the Dust Bowl was the lake level dropped five feet, and one big wind swept all the dust and topsoil across a lot of land. The Dust Storms engulfed a big part of Kansas, Colorado, Oklahoma, Texas, and New Mexico. The Southern Plains were affected worse then the Northern Plains causing the Great Depression to extend it's time period. The drought and dust made it harder for people to live their everyday lives. The Dust Bowl caused the sky to darken for days, covering homes, and even major towns in Dust. The Dust Bowl was the worst drought in U.S. History, covering 27 states, affecting more then 75% of the country.
5th hour: Kevin Benson, Kelsey Smith, Blake Shaull®
According to the website The 1930's:
A Time of Depression,
The headlines of the 1930s usually never had good news. The world was in a great depression. Many people were out of work or about to loose their job. Families were searching for better lives. On top of that, the country found itself at its second world war. Japan was making its move of conquest in the pacific, and Adolf Hitler was making his attempt on creating the perfect race. Back in the United States, Americans were dealing with a disaster of their own known as the Dust Bowl. To keep their minds preoccupied Amercians turned towards sports and entertainment.
The Great Depression
the great depression lasted throughout the 30s. IT was the largest and most sever economic depression. It began soon after the stock market crash of 1929 in New York. It caused huge levels of poverty, unemployment, hunger, and political turmoil. In previous experiences with depression, farmers were usually ok because they could atleast take care of their families. However, this depression was more difficult. The Great Plains was hit hard by a drought and horrible dust storms. Combined with the drought and years of over grazing caused the grass to not grow back. Strong winds lifted the exposed topsoil and carried it for miles causing what people called the dust bowl (n.pag.).
The web site World War 2, tells us that along with all the stress of the depression, families also had to worry about their loved ones out fighting in World War II. Newspaper consisted of having headlines such as "Lusitania Sunk by German Submarine, Onlu 700 of 2000 saved", "War Declared on Japan by U.S.", along with many other headlines that were both devastating and uplifting (n.pag.).
A Time of Depression
informs us that sports and entertainment were a big part of the 1930s. Thy took peoples minds off of all the stress. "Talking Movies" and colored movies were first introduced in this decade. The first colored movie was
The Wizard of Oz.
Radio shows was aslo very popular. "Little Orphan Annie" was a favorite among children. Sports aslo kept people entertained. Knate Rockne was on of the most famous headlining coaches of the 30s. Anouther famouse athlete was Joe Louis. He was the first African to defend his heavy weight title twenty-five times. Many Pilots made headlines too. Howard Hughes flew around the world in 91 hours, Amelia Earhart went missing, and Charles Lindberg made the first solo airplane flight across the Atlantic ocean. George Eastman also made headlines and history for inventing the Kodak camera (n.pag.).
6th Hour: Dakota Evans, Morgan Cummings, and Jake Pritchard
John Dilinger-- John Dilinger was a famous outlaw. According to FBI John Dilinger was an outlaw who robbed banks. He was then killed on July 22, 1934. Joe Louis-- Joe Louise aka the Brown Bomber burst into the pro boxing scene in 1934. He won his first 27 fights all but 4 where knock outs. According to cmgww.com he won the heavyweight championship. Howard Hughes-- As said in “Howard Hughes” on famoustexans.com Howard Hughes was a pilot and movie producer. In the 1930s he released two movies: Hell’s Angels (1930) and Scarface (1932). In 1934 he constructed and tested the H1.Charles Lindbergh-- Charles Lindbergh was a famous pilot. According to the Charles Lindbergh website his son was kidnapped and killed. After that they made kidnapping a federal offense. Knute Rockne-- Knute Rockne was a Notre Dame coach. They won 5 championships while he was there. He died on March 31, 1931 in a plane crash where one of the plane's wings seperated from the plane, it crashed into a wheat field.
7th Hour: Brandon Dillon and Brittany Bradford
According to the article
Lindbergh Baby Kidnapped From Home of Parents on Farm Near Princeton on March 2, 1932 Colonel Charles Lindergh 20-month in the middle of the note. All they found was a ransome note. And 3 more followed. Then Charles Lindergh Jr's body was found by accident in a trash bag in a ditch.
The "Brown Bomber" says Joe louis won his first 27 fights by ko. Many companies use his name in a commercial. Joe louis was born on 5/13/14.
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