During the 1920’s the United States was going through an economic boom unparalleled to any other period of growth in the United States’ history. After the war and the introduction of economic practices such as Buying on Margin, or the buying of securities on burrowed money, the Unites States had transformed itself into a Consumer Society. With the use of assembly lines, a process in which an object is put together from operation to operation and advances in transportations and other fields, most notably that of Henry Ford’s modernization of the car, known as the Model T; the average American wanted to improve their quality of life. As well as this, there was a change in social behaviors as a result of isolationism, or a form of foreign policy, which believes that it is within a nation’s best interests to by limiting international involvement. As well as 18th amendment, which gave the women the right to vote, and the 19th amendment, which prohibited the use of alcohol. Women no longer followed the typical path set out for them but instead were given respect and piece of mind in society and were able to have some of the rights that a man had, including the right to vote. As well as this, an increase in alcohol use was present during this time. Since more people had more free time on their hands, a more social atmosphere started to grow. All of this changed in the year 1929 when the stock markets crashed. Known as Black Tuesday, this event led to an economic bust unlike anything that had ever occurred. The Great Depression had just started, a time known for the millions of people without jobs and the heart breaking poverty of people everywhere, as well as a crushing Negative Cycle of Debt. The 1930’s were not going to be anything like the rambunctious times of the 1920’s. While people in the 1920’s had thrived, people in the 1930’s would starve. The industry that was hit the hardest by the Great Depression was the agricultural sector. He agricultural sector, who had already suffered tough times despite the boom of the 1920’s and had lost land during the Dust Bowl, a series of severe dust storms, the farmers tried desperately to try and raise the price of milk, eggs and other items by creating a shortage of the products throughout the country. This did little to help the ongoing crisis since the people had too little money to afford food anyways. As this conflict continued, more and more people began losing their homes and were forced instead to live tents, in small camps known as Hoovervilles. Hoovervilles were named after the president during this time, Herbert Hoover, since he was doing very little to try and help the country end the tough times. Herbert Hoover made the people dislike him even more when he ordered the United States military to burn down a camp of Bonus Army, or veterans who had fought in World War II, who had come to Washington in order to receive the pension that they had been promised after the war. Herbert Hoover ordered the troops to shoot at the Bonus Army, killing many innocent veterans. To no ones surprise, when the elections of 1932 came, Herbert Hoover was kicked out of office. In his place Franklin Roosevelt, a democrat, rose to the challenge of fixing the economy and getting the country back on its feet. Roosevelt was a man who worked for the people and demonstrated this through nightly talks to the public, known as Fireside Chats, in which Roosevelt would tell the people of the United States how he intended to fix the economy and other political matters. During one of these Fireside Chats, Roosevelt introduced the New Deal, or the Alphabetical Agencies, a series of domestic programs that were launched in order to help provide jobs to the thousands of unemployed Americans across the country. These reforms included the T.V.A., which employed men to build a dam that would bring power to a large portion of the south, the C.C.C., which provided unskilled men to perform manual labor in exchange for wages, and the W.P.A, which employed men to rebuild public buildings and roads. As well as this, Roosevelt enacted a Bank Holiday, which closed down banks that did not have enough money to support its clients. Roosevelt’s campaign slogan, “Happy Days are Here Again”, could not be more true. As these reforms were put in place, it became increasingly clear that the Great Depression was reaching an end. But with the end of the Great Depression, another threat loomed ahead, a threat that would encompass the whole world in a bloody fight that would forever change the course of history, World War II.