The 1920’s was a time of great economic change in the USA. After WW I America ended up facing its Great Depression. A severe economic collapse much larger than the one from 2008.
This simulation will allow to reenact and feel much of the emotions and intensity people felt in the 1920’s.
Phases of Panic
The return to normalcy ushered in an exciting new era, including the start of the automobile culture, flappers and the revolution in manners and morals. The consumer revolution, the rise of advertising and motion pictures, the Harlem Renaissance, the Jazz Age and the golden age of sports were all glamorous new aspects of American life. Meanwhile, social polarization, prohibition, the Scopes Trial and the rebirth of the KKK represented the more sober social realities. Part of the United States History Video Collection, a comprehensive series that supplements textbooks for the entire American history curriculum.
This program explores the causes of the Great Depression and the impact of the stock market crash as hard times fell on America. It also covers the New Deal, the Dust Bowl and the newly emerging culture of sight and sound. As the New Deal came under fire, the Second New Deal was issued, the Wagner Labor Act was passed, the unions gained power and a modern welfare state was born. Part of the United States History Video Collection, a comprehensive series that supplements textbooks for the entire American history curriculum.