Introduction The wonder of the stock market permeated popular culture in the s.
Shown is a ticker tape parade held in honor of the Detroit Tigers after winning the World Series. No nation could emerge from the cauldron of national crisis without profound social and cultural changes.
While many undesirable vices associated with hopelessness were on the rise, many family units were also strengthened through the crisis. Mass migrations reshaped the American mosaic. While many businesses perished during the Great Depression, others actually emerged stronger.
And new forms of expression flourished in the culture of despair. The Great Depression brought a rapid rise in the crime rate as many unemployed workers resorted to petty theft to put food on the table. Suicide rates rose, as did reported cases of malnutrition.
Prostitution was on the rise as desperate women sought ways to pay the bills. Health care in general was not a priority for many Americans, as visiting the doctor was reserved for only the direst of circumstances.
Alcoholism increased with Americans seeking outlets for escape, compounded by the repeal of prohibition in Cigar smoking became too expensive, so many Americans switched to cheaper cigarettes.
High school attendance increased among males, however. Because the prospects of a young male getting a job were so incredibly dim, many decided to stay in school longer. However, public spending on education declined sharply, causing many schools to open understaffed or close due to lack of funds.
Demographic trends also changed sharply. Marriages were delayed as many males waited until they could provide for a family before proposing to a prospective spouse.
Divorce rates dropped steadily in the s. Birth rates fell sharply, especially during the lowest points of the Depression. More and more Americans learned about birth control to avoid the added expenses of unexpected children.
Mass migrations continued throughout the s. Rural New England and upstate New York lost many citizens seeking opportunity elsewhere. The Great Plains lost population to states such as California and Arizona. The Dust Bowl sent thousands of "Okies" and "Arkies" looking to make a better life. Many of the migrants were adolescents seeking opportunity away from a family that had younger mouths to feed.
Overpeople were caught hitching rides on trains during the Great Depression.N times past, it was generally thought that only someone who was “crazy,” or someone who had a “nervous breakdown,” had reason to see a psychologist.
Today, psychologists still treat serious mental disorders, but they also can provide services for other reasons as well. No nation could emerge from the cauldron of national crisis without profound social and cultural changes.
While many undesirable vices associated with hopelessness were on the rise, many family units were also strengthened through the crisis. Learn about depression symptoms in men, women, teenagers, and children.
Plus, read about treatment, medications and side effects, causes, and diagnosis. One in 10 people will have some type of depression during their lifetime. The Great Depression Facts, Timeline, Causes, Pictures Posted on April 25, by Thomas DeGrace.
The Great Depression in the United States began in and ended in It was the worst economic crisis in the history of the U.S. Farmers struggled with low prices all through the s, but after things began to be hard for city workers as well.
After the stock market crash, many businesses started to close or to lay off workers. The trading floor of the New York Stock Exchange just after the crash of On Black Tuesday, October twenty-ninth, the market collapsed.