During the 1930’s there were a lot of problems and issues, but there were also a lot of positive points. Great memorable inventions including air conditioning were created. Zippo lighters, the Empire State Building, and the cheeseburger were all created in this odd decade. Some still live and are still used to this day but also some that has evolved and are better. There were many wars from the civil war to the start of WWII.

Popular Music

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Swing is a form of jazz music invented in the early 1930s. Swing uses a strong rhythm section of double bass and drums for a lead section of brass instruments such as trumpets, woodwinds including saxophones, and sometimes stringed instruments such as guitar. Swing bands usually included Jitterbug, Lindy, Push, Whip, Shag, East coast swing, plus others.

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Jazz is another musical style which originated in the 1930s. Jazz uses instruments such as the saxophone, trumpet, piano and the banjo. Jazz first began in the city of New Orleans, where people started off with ragtime. This is also where the idea for swing music came from. Jazz is a cultural style of music that most people would love to listen to it.

Number 1 hits of the decade


The people of the thirties had lots of political problems. A video broadcasts featuring a promising student. talking about 1930's politics!

Popular Culture- Chart (vehicles, entertainment, art, and fashion)

Dances: The jitterbug was one of the best dances ever created during the thirties.jitterbug.jpg

Entertainment: In this decade movies and the radio were big parts of entertainment.download.jpg

Art: Art was very simplistic. There were a lot of major art work, which may look like today’s scribble.2247_1.jpg

Transportation: If you were rich enough you would be able to have your own car.bentley_drophead_coupe_1930.jpg

Fashion: Dresses were appropriate clothing for women and suits for men.866acrop384.jpg

Food/Drinking: There would be a lot of eating out.MilkshakesIMI~Milkshakes-Posters.jpg