American History: The Stormy Weather And Over And Well: 1930 1941

1261 words - 6 pages

Stormy Weather & Over and Well: 1930-1941
The thirties were a time of the Great Depression. Everyone was poor. People who had had riches in abundance not one year earlier were living on the streets. It would take years for America to recover, and the road to get there was not very smooth.
The economy during the thirties was very bad in America. At the end of the last century, in 1929, the stock exchange crashed. It is referred to as the Wall Street crash and the collapse of the NY stock exchange, but most importantly it started the Great Depression. Every day there were more bankruptcies and layoffs. Even big, seemingly indestructible companies were in danger. Companies like Industrial ...view middle of the document...

There was a drought in parts of Oklahoma, Kansas, Colorado, New Mexico, and Texas. They became known as the Dust Bowl. They were hit hard by dry topsoil and high winds that created blinding dust storms; this area of the Great Plains became called that because winds blew away crops and farms. It blew dust from Oklahoma to Albany, New York. Ruined farms and left many farmers without crops and money. It was the worst drought in US history. 25,000 miles of farm land became dust; the farmers fled to California. During this time many people rode freight trains in search of a second chance. Some even fled the country. One hundred thousand Americans moved to Soviet Union. The 1930’s was the only time is history where there were more people leaving the United States than coming into it. Photographer’s pictures of the Great Depression were published in magazines for all to see. Radio was the favorite news source for many Americans. In June 1938, Joe Louis, an African-American boxer also known as "The Brown Bomber," defeated German boxer Max Schmeling defending his world Heavyweight title and, for many black and white Americans, earning a major victory for the United States in a clash of civilizations. In their pre-fight coverage, American reporters cast Schmeling as a Nazi villain (despite the fact that Schmeling had never officially pledged his support for the Nazi regime). Louis knocked Schmeling out before a crowd of 70,000, signaling for many Americans the first great blow to the Hitler regime. On April 9th 1939 Marion Anderson, an acclaimed African American singer, performed at the Lincoln Memorial. Her performance set the stage for the civil rights era. That summer was the World’s Fair. It opened on April 30, 1939 in New York City. While some of the pavilions were still under construction and not yet open, that first day of the Fair was attended by 206,000 visitors. Then President Franklin D. Roosevelt gave the opening speech while an estimated 1,000 visitors watched the opening on 200 televisions sets in various locations throughout the Fair. The Fair ended the 1930’s with a bang. With new inventions like the dishwasher and television, the future of technology was looking bright for the next decade.
The Great Depression started in 1929, the first year of Herbert Hoover’s presidency. The government during the thirties had very little direct impact on people’s lives. Strikes and protests were growing larger and were becoming more violent. Herbert Hoover, Republican candidate who assumed the presidency in March 1929, promised the American people prosperity and attempted to first deal with the Depression by trying to restore public faith in the community. His belief in “rugged...

Find Another Essay On American History: The Stormy Weather and Over and Well: 1930-1941

It Was A Dark And Stormy

1438 words - 6 pages boy to something I wish I could forget. As a young child how many people can say they know the difference between murder and death? , Well I learned both. As a child growing up in Cleveland, Ohio on 152nd street st.clair, was a life a child should never have to live, every night hearing gunshots not know what to expect each night. Until the age of 12 my mother tried to shelter us from that type of life, but we knew

'Twas a Dark and Stormy Night

918 words - 4 pages otherwise otherworldly and brought them into a staple of reality where they were then scrutinized and objectified for their obvious distaste. In this we see the development of the true nature of humanity, the characters written across the pages, their minds feeding some sort of heavily cultivated obsession, a thirst for knowledge unsuited. Not only is such evident in Frankenstein as well as its many adaptations to film and paper, but in films such

The Weather and The Insurance Industry

1305 words - 6 pages that insurance payments have increased 15 fold over a 30-year period. (Ceres: “Stormy Future for U.S. Property/Casualty Insurers: The Growing Costs and Risks of Extreme Weather Events: September 2012. See The Ceres report predicts that these trends will continue and that the very existence of the insurance industry is under threat if this isn’t addressed. As premiums rise less businesses and

Weather and the Changing of the Seasons

1598 words - 6 pages times. The first is a once a day rotation on its axis and the second is a once per year revolution around the Sun. With the Earth always changing location, the weather is constantly changing due to the varying of its exposure to the Sun. According to the American Meteorological Society, other factors that contribute to the change of weather include nearness to bodies of water, topographical features, and migrations of weather systems. Also, the

The Difference between Weather and Climate

3134 words - 13 pages According to (Gutro, 2005) “Weather is basically the way the atmosphere is behaving, mainly with respect to its effect upon life and human activities.” Climate is different from weather it consists of the short term changes in the atmosphere, while climate is the weather over a long period of time. Weather is made up of sunshine, rain, cloud cover, winds, hail, snow, sleet, freezing rain, flood, blizzards, ice storms, and thunderstorms

Weather and Mood

1751 words - 7 pages , more research studies have dedicated a lot of thought to this relationship between weather and mood. As a result of a special interest in this correlation between weather and mood, much research has been performed to demonstrate that weather has influence over people's emotion and behavior. Keller et al.(2005) investigated the effect of temperature, pressure, and the time spent outside on the psychological processes.( Keller et al., 2005). Their

Hawaiian Weather and Volcanoes

2538 words - 11 pages Chapter 6 - Hawaiian Weather and Volcanoes During the year, you can expect moderate humidity with trade winds coming from the northeast. Hawaii also experiences severe storms, but not on a regular basis. Hawaii, for the most part, doesn’t experience four seasons like the mainland does. They have summer, which occurs between May and October and winter, which occurs between October and April. During the summer season, the temperatures are usually

Comparing and contrasting the 1930's and the 1960's

1110 words - 4 pages running. As a child she was ill with Pneumonia and scarlet fever she almost died. In conclusion entertain from these times effect us still today except it progressed.1930's and 1960's had some important events that occured. People should be aware of these events a few of them have to do with today and have made history. May 1, 1931 the world's tallest building was open by President Hoover in New York. The empire state building was 380 meters high and

Have the CEE countries sucessfuly finished their transition to democracy and is the communist era well and truly over?

1053 words - 4 pages The post communist era is not yet over as a shadow of communism still lingers within the hearts and minds of the populace making it almost impossible to completely convert to a well functioning democracy hindering the EU entrance of the CEE countries. One of the main problems for CEE countries is that they were under the communist regime for almost half a century, which left a significant impact on they way people think, behave and live. For

The World and Literature Changes in the 1930‘s

1126 words - 5 pages New Deal program established on July 27, 1935 by President Franklin D. Roosevelt (N. N. Staff). The Federal Writers project provided employment for a variety of skilled workers ranging from; historians, teachers, writers, librarians, archaeologists, researchers, geologists, and editors. The Federal Writers Project employed over 6,000 Americans with one of its best recognized projects known as The American Guide Series, initiated to reestablish

Australia In The 1920's and the 1930's

1053 words - 4 pages Cross.After the war flying became his obsession and he piloted joy-flights out of the countryHe tried to set up viable aviation companies. It was an costly business and he regularly sought publicity and sponsorship for record-breaking flightOn 31 May 1928 he took off from California with Charles Ulm and two American crewmen in a three-engined Fokker, called the Southern Cross. For a plane like this, it was going to be a long trip over the ocean

Similar Essays

This Essay Breifly Goes Over Who Al Capone Is And The Influence He Has In Not Only The 1920's, But Early American History As Well

1007 words - 4 pages experienced gunmen. Capone and his partner Torrio took over many other gangs. The gangs they did not take over, they would go to war with. After The Northsiders ambushed Torrio causing him to near death, Torrio returned to Brooklin with thirty million dollars leaving Capone to control the entire mob. Most of Capone's gangsters portrayed Capone as a great guy to work for. They claimed he was not only a optimal business man but a loyal friend. "He never

The History And Development Of Sports Throughout The 1930's

2088 words - 9 pages area. There were four different Olympic Games during the 1930s: Winter Games in ‘32, Summer Games in ‘32, Winter Games in ‘36, and the Summer Games in ‘36. The best Olympics in American history are the winter games that took place in 1932. These took place in Lake Placid, New York; this was the first time the Olympics were held in the United States. It was also the first time the United States finished first in the medal count, which did not happen

Gray Skies And Stormy Seas Essay

740 words - 3 pages physical trait about him was that he had one blue eye and one brown eye. Every person on that boat was a beautiful collection of conflict and color that provided all that I needed. When I returned to my home, I would read and reread my journals from the trip, laughing and crying at the memories of the friends I had made. Then I brought them all back together and sent them out on another voyage in my mind. The book, “Gray Skies and Stormy Seas” is the tale of what happened on that second trip.

The American Dream Is Alive And Well

2224 words - 9 pages , invented magnetic memory in the early 1950s while he was working for IBM. IBM did not want to go ahead with his invention. He quit and found Wang Lab. The rest is also history. Jesse Livermore, world renowned speculator of the early twentieth century, started out as a board boy in a brokerage firm. He then became a millionaire many times over, and that is also history. Mantisos mentioned that there are people who were "denied opportunities