The 8th grade have just finished studying The Roaring 20's. We now understand how buying on credit effected the economy of the United States which then lead to Great Depression. We are currently working on a Decade Digest that includes important people and major news stories of that time.

Interesting Facts About the Roaring Twenties
  • In France the Roaring Twenties are called the "annees folles", which means "crazy years."
  • Young women who wore short skirts, short hair, and listened to jazz music were nicknamed "flappers."
  • Charles Lindbergh flew the first solo nonstop transatlantic flight in 1927.

Stock Market Crash With all the optimism and the booming economy, people were buying lots of products on credit. The overall debt of the country grew rapidly. At the same time, people were speculating on the stock market. Stock values soared and people thought they would go up forever. However, on October 29,1929, the stock market crashed. This day is known as Black Tuesday and it signaled the beginning of the Great Depression.