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Change and Continuity Over Time: From the 1920s to the 1930s

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Brynn Laurash

on 21 January 2014

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Transcript of Change and Continuity Over Time: From the 1920s to the 1930s

Amelia, Brynn, Luis, Charles
Change and Continuities Over Time
In the 1920s: more workers in industry attracted by higher wages
In the 1930s: Productivity went up but the workers wages didn't go up as much as the productivity making the owners wealth increase
The evolution of the living conditions of farmers from the 1920s to the 1930s
As the industry grows and has a growing influence of the country's wealth gap increases.
In the 1920s: Laws were passed to restrict immigration in the U.S.
Racist groups, such as the KKK, gain more supporters.
Traditionalism to Modernism
Modernism introduced, new trend of science and religion over traditional ideas
Fundamentalists disagreed with modern ideas, wanted a traditional culture
Modernists and fundamentalists clashed in Scopes Trial
Modern ideas and technology were introduced, modernized the culture in the 30s
During the Great Depression, people used radio and movies as a form of relief
Literature and music provided a diversion from hard times
Immigration and multicultural interactions
Laws were passed to restrict immigration in the U.S.
Analysis- Change:
This idea was a change because in the 1920s, people rejected the idea of modern technology and beliefs. As the 30's came, more and more people were open to the modernized ideas that most people weren't in the 20's. From this change, the culture of the U.S. expanded.
Industries were growing and farmers were affected.
Farmers' incomes declined but farming could still be profitable.
People living in the country did not participate in the economic gains.
In the 1930s: many minority groups are held responsible for the high unemployment rates during the Great Depression.
ANALYSIS: Continuity

This theme presents a continuous evolution from the 1920s to the 1930 because racial discrimination remained important in both decades. People formed many racist groups in the 1920s who continued promoting racist ideas during the 1930s.
Racist Protest
European Immigrants
Women and children of different ethnicities
KKK members
American farmers were failing to sell to off their huge crop surpluses
The result was rural depression that affected millions of Americans
Farmers abandon their lands --> "Dust Bowl"
During the 1920s, farmers could still make a living by working on their land and the agricultural economy brought profits. However, during the Great Depression of the 1930s, farming was no longer a profitable activity and farmers abandoned their lands.
Poor farmers
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