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Transcript of Decade's Project
The Great Depression of the 1930s was the worst economic crisis in the nation's history. It affected millions of people around the globe. Many European countries had borrowed money from U.S. banks to rebuild after world war 1. When the American economy failed, so did Europe's. The depression lasted for over a decade, from its beginning in October 1929 to America's entry into World War 2 in 1941. During this period millions experienced starvation, homelessness, and extreme suffering
The First New Deal
Culture in the 1930's
During the Great Depression, Americans sought relief in many ways. Some expressed their depression through literature, photography, and painting works of art. Others escaped from misery of their lives through the magic of motion pictures and radio.
Motion pictures and radio were also important and very popular industries in the 1930's. Even though these were the difficult times for most americans, many thought that 25 cents to see a film was money well spent. Radio was also popular because the entertainment it provided was free and people enjoyed comedy shows, and families also listened to President Roosevelt's fireside chats.
Second New Deal
The Wizard of Oz
By: Pushti Shah
and Rowen Lanier
Music in 1930's
Not just in the Dust Bowl but all over the country, families suffered. Even after the recovery measures of the New Deal, unemployment remained high. In 1936, for example, 9 million people had no jobs. Without work, families couldn't afford to buy food. Many people lost their homes during these difficult times.
Most music in the 1930's was swing music.
Swing music, was music that people could dance to.
There was also a dance called swing that people would dance , when listening to swing music.
artist in the 1930's were..Ella Fitzgerald, Louis Armstrong, Billie Holiday, Judy Garland, Shirley Temple ,etc.
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The Wizard of Oz, is one of the most popular and beloved films in American motion-picture history. This film is based on classic children's story The wonderful Wizard of Oz (1900) by L. Frank Baum. The movie opened in 1939.
The musical fantasy stars Judy Garland as Dorothy, a girl who is magically swept by a tornado from her home in Kansas to the enchanted land of Oz. Dorothy hopes the wizard of Oz will return her to her home in Kansas. To reach to the Wizard, the companions must battle the Wicked Witch of the west.