The Roaring Twenties Era was a time of pushing the limits in social culture, but the fun and extravagance came to an abrupt end in 1929 with the stock market crash and the start of the Great Depression. The depression tested the endurance of the American people; dust storms, limited work, and lost fortunes brought dark days. Government programs increased in an attempt to remedy the situation. In Asia and Europe World War II began and in 1941, after the attack on Pearl Harbor, the United States joined the Allies and became a key force in the military offensives for victory.
Websites for more resources:
The Roaring Twenties Culture A website with great information (Students: use this site with parents’ permission or supervision; it has some advertisements and not all the cultural developments during this era were appropriate)
The Great Depression Information about the stock market collapse and depression from the Herbert Hoover Presidential Library
National WWI Museum A site for the museum in New Orleans; includes extensive historical information, activities for students, and resources for teachers
World War II Tanks A page with information about tanks of the era. Scroll down for the WWII section.
Pearl Harbor History of the “Day of Infamy”