On October 29, 1929, forever known as “Black Tuesday”, Americans were flung from wild parties, prosperity, and cultural revolutions into unemployment, poverty, and suffering. The Roaring Twenties was a time where the American people wanted to forget everything that happened in the Great War. Culture
The night life soared
jazz music gripped the masses
and everyone danced their lives away with the flailing of limbs known as the Charleston. Economy
Everybody bought stock
every single business was increasing its production exponentially because everyone was buying everything and everyone wanted to get rich quick and have a life of luxury. The end to all of this happiness came as a shock to all but those who took a step back and put together all of the pieces – the warning signs that permeated every single facet of the American economy. Years passed, and President Herbert Hoover tried to assuage the feelings of loss, but in the end was unable to change things. President Franklin Delano Roosevelt entered the stage in 1932, promising a “New Deal” for the people that would bring back the happiness, the security, and the state of normalcy. As the 30s dragged on, FDR struggled to back up his claims, tried to keep the people from giving up, but did not pay attention to the growing signs of trouble brewing on the horizon that was Germany and Japan. As the American people began to feel as though the Great Depression was there to stay for all time Germany coped with its loss of pride with military gains and nationalism, and Japan felt as though it was their time to take its place as a world power.
Hitler revived the German community, transforming it into a dictatorship, and led Germany on a quest to regain its former glory.
Emperor Hirohito brought together the Japanese people under the idea of a unified Asian people under one flag.
As the two leaders started invading their surrounding countries Roosevelt realized that he needed to convince America that the only...
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