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Riches to rags

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Riches to rags

  1. 1. “Riches to Rags”<br />Eric Harrington<br />
  2. 2. Background<br />1923- Henry Ford creates assembly line<br />1914 WW1 starts<br />1917- U.S. enters the war<br />1919- Treaty of Verseille signed. Ends war<br />
  3. 3. Time of fun (1920’s)<br />Personal entertainment/ fads<br />Miss America (1921)<br />Steamboat Willie (1928)<br />Radio<br />Pole Sitting<br />
  4. 4. Time of fun cont.<br />With the radio came dancing<br />Flappers<br />Louie Armstrong and jazz<br />Team sports fan base grew<br />
  5. 5. Inventions<br />Radio<br />Penicillin<br />Insulin for diabetics<br />
  6. 6. Organized Crime<br />Rose Drastically in the 1920’s<br />Prohibition was one leading cause<br />Speak easies <br />Al Capone <br />
  7. 7. End of the decade<br />October 29, 1929 “Black Tuesday”<br />Stock prices fell for weeks<br />The Great Depression<br />Hoovervilles<br />Seattle Municipal Archives, Shantytown and garbage dump on 6th Avenue South, 1939, August 31, 2009, Attribution via Flickr http://www.flickr.com/photos/seattlemunicipalarchives/3875231044/#/<br />
  8. 8. A new Deal<br />Roosevelt Elected President<br />“ So first of all, let me asses my firm belief that the only thing we have to fear is fear itself.”<br /> - Franklin D. Roosevelt <br />A new hope for America<br />
  9. 9. F.D.R.’s new deal<br />Raise the country from the depression<br />Feds take control of welfare<br />Great fear of deficit spending avoided<br />Sfjlar, Franklin D. Roosevelt, October 17, 2008 Attribution License via Flickr http://www.flickr.com/photos/sfjalar/2949654021/in/gallery-54188950@N05-72157624895600759/<br />
  10. 10. 100 days<br />First 100 days of F.D.R.’s Presidency<br />Goal to recover the nation<br />Crazy amounts of legislation passed<br />
  11. 11. Legislation that was passed<br />Emergency Banking Act<br />Economy Act<br />Beer-Wine Revenue Act (tax booze)<br />Agriculture Adjustment Act<br />Tennessee Valley Authority Act<br />Federal Securities Act<br />
  12. 12. Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC)<br />Comes from 100 days <br />Created jobs for people ages 18-25<br />Planted trees, flowers and built national preserves<br />
  13. 13. The second 100 days<br />Summer Congress 1935<br />More legislation passed<br />Started to unite everyone working together<br />
  14. 14. Civil Works Administration<br />Created 1933<br />Provided funds for local government projects<br />Bridges, streets, parks schools <br />Many thought useless but did some good<br />
  15. 15. Key points<br />1920’s coming out party<br />Radio, assembly line affects on America<br />Organized crime<br />Black Tuesday and the Depression<br />
  16. 16. More key points<br />F.D.R.’s New Deal<br />First 100 days<br />CCC not <br />Second 100 days<br />

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