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By, Elana Cooper, Safiya Lochan, and Gabriela Patla
40% of nations people lived in cities More Americans lived in cities of 2,500+ people than in small towns or rural areas Immigrants settled in New York due to the open jobs and the fact that they were brought over from Ellis Island. Immigrants were attracted to the cheap housing and job opportunities in the city They moved in large groups of mainly young men who hoped to be successful in the city Foreigners of many different cultures all came in large groups The percentage of immigrants were cut down each year
Majority of the male population in high school were drafted into the army due to World War I so school wasn’t a priority. They often started families and got jobs at an early age unless they were in the war. Girls were influenced by the flapper style which became the latest trend. Rock N’ Roll set an example of what men/teenagers should wear which was a leather jacket.
Prohibition began on January 16, 1920 Speakeasies were created which were hidden rooms in public areas that illegally sold alcohol Speakeasies used secrets codes that you would have to say in order to fool the police and keep them from finding out about the speakeasy The people who were involved in speakeasies were usually in gangs and supplied the alcohol, or flappers who would dance all night
Work was usually 12-14 hours but it later became 8 hours in the 1930’s due to much protest Jobs during this time weren’t much different how they are now excluding the fact that women were now starting to get a bit more equality. Down in the South farming, share croppers and tenant farmers were still in business New York Had more doctors, shopkeepers, lawyers and clergies Outside the city there would usually be factories, seamstresses, miners and loggers
Lived on the outskirts of the cities because the city was overpopulated and they could afford to have a car to transport in and out of the city as much as they needed. Created separate neighborhoods for themselves in the suburbs. Built mansions on large empty plots at the edges of cities. The ones that did live in the city lived on the upper side
Holland Tunnel opens Development of railroads, street cars, and trolleys in the 19 th century allowed city boundaries to expand People didn’t have to live within walking distance of their jobs The cities roadways could not keep up with the growing demand for automobiles More than half a million new cars were built but there were no highways constructed. Because there weren’t any highways, cars traveled through the cities which caused heavy traffic. transportation video transportation video
Besides cars as a new invention, many appliances that we use today were invented during this time period as well. The radio became a big hit for spreading information quickly, the media had a major influence on people. Because of the crowded streets and accidents the traffic lights were created to ease congestion. Assembly lines were created to increase production and produce things more quickly and efficiently.
The great depression began on October 29, 1929 (Also known as Black Tuesday) on the day that the stock market crashed The stock market crash was only the beginning to the crisis It left many homeless and unemployed The US wasn’t the only country to have a depression. France, Germany and England had one as well. It lasted until 1939
Much lower than previous decades but still common 3.2 million people were unemployed after the depression Unemployment rose up to about 25% of the country and even 33% in other countries People were desperate for money so they sold basically any item they could find.