THE 1930'S


    Throughout the decade fashion has been inspired by historic events, and the 1930s is no exception. After the Wall Street crash in October 1929, the fashion industry suffered. In order to keep making money, retailers offered lower priced styles of clothing throughout the Great Depression.

    The boyish look of the 1920s quickly gave way to a soft, graceful feminine look for the 1930s. Sundresses, swimwear, backless sun tops, and sleeveless blouses freed up the feminine figure, but, by the end of the decade, WWII rationing placed new restrictions on clothing styles and production. Men's fashions, on the other hand, did not change remarkably during the 1930s.
  • photographing the great depression

  • 1930'S FACTS


    large lines to get food during the great depression but everyone didnt always get there food
  • 1930'S SLANG

    YOURDICTIONARYDespite the toll that the Great Depression took on the United States, there was still a spirit of the times that fused the tension of the era with the social realism and art deco style that gained popularity throughout the world. As a result of factors like these, there evolved the slang of the 1930s – a now lost treasure, or dissonant charm, this was the slang that encouraged lost minds to awaken to new hope and forge ahead towards their dreams
  • TVA

    The story of the Tennessee Valley Authority starts with Muscle Shoals, a stretch of the Tennessee River where the river drops 140 feet in 30 miles. That drop in elevation created the rapids or "shoals" that the area is named for and made passage farther upstream impossible
  • emergancy banking act

    Title 1 Section 1 of the Emergency Banking Act confirmed the President’s actions/rules/etc taken since March 4, 1933 under the TEA, also called “Act of October 16, 1917”. In other words, it legalized things the President had already done but without renewing proper legal consent. It extended the President’s powers under the TEA to include persons within US or any place under its jurisdiction, rat
  • CCC

    In 1932, when the American public voted President Herbert Hoover out of office, they were searching for an end to the economic chaos and unemployment that had gripped the nation for two years. They turned to a man promising a better life than the one they had known since the beginning of the Great Depression — Franklin D. Roosevelt.
  • wpa Travel and History Blog Share The Works Progress Administration (WPA) was instituted by presidential executive order under the Emergency Relief Appropriation Act of April 1935, to generate public jobs for the unemployed. The WPA was restructured in 1939 when it was reassigned to the Federal Works Agency.
  • social security act
    An act to provide for the general welfare by establishing a system of Federal old-age benefits, and by enabling the several States to make more adequate provision for aged persons, blind persons, dependent and crippled children, maternal and child welfare, public health, and the administration of their unemployment compensation laws; to establish a Social Security Board; to raise revenue; and for other purposes.
  • NYA

    The huge numbers of unemployed youth of the 1930s underscored several fears adults had for society. Conservatives saw disgruntled young people as a fertile ground for revolutionary politics while liberals mourned the disillusionment and apathy spreading among American youth
  • wagner act
    The National Labor Relations Act of the Wagner Act of 1935 was created by Congress to protect workers' right to unionization. The National Labor Relations Board was created to enforce the National Labor Relations Act. The NLRB conducts secret-ballot elections to determine whether employees want union representation and also investigates unfair labor practices by employers and unions (Smit
  • fireside chats
    On September 6, 1936, in one of his famous fireside chat radio broadcasts, President Franklin Roosevelt describes the conditions he observed firsthand on a tour of the many states devastated by drought
  • AAA

    Within days of his inauguration in 1933, President Roosevelt called Congress into special session and introduced a record 15 major pieces of legislation. One of the first to be introduced and enacted was the AAA, the Agricultural Adjustment Act. For the first time, Congress declared that is was "the policy of Congress" to balance supply and demand for farm commodities so that prices would support