Between the Wars
Oil & Boom Towns
Oil was a big part in growth in America because it provided jobs and it made growing towns. Boom towns were found often where there was a good amount of oil. Some of these downs could blow up from under just 100 people to increasing above 20,000 in less than a year because of oil. Some bad came from this as it brought greed aloud with robbery and murder.
Tenants and Sharecropping and Growing Violence
Poor farmers that used the goods they grew were farming tenants. They had to use there crops to pay rent because they couldn't afford paying cash. In Arkansas, there were groups that would promote liberty and patriotism but really of hatred and violence. They would attack these people just because the color of skin or there religion.
Growing Education and Roads
Education was a good thing but didn't start off too great. All the classrooms were small and some building were only one classroom. Also some teachers didn't even graduate from high school. States had to build the roads on there own with not much money, but the need because of the rise of automobiles.
The New Deal
President Franklin D. Roosevelt made a plan to create agencies and programs to help out with problems of those who suffered in the depression. He did things to give food to the hungry and provide work for the jobless. This helped bring up the economy again and gave hope once again to the American people.
People - Political Voices and Outlaws
A legislature from Arkansas was made a U.S. congressman and then made the Governor of Arkansas. He had a voice for Arkansas because he supported the new deal to help out the country after the great depression. This is why there are many things named in honor after him in the state of Arkansas. In Arkansas and around the south there were many criminals during and after the depression, some of the most famous criminals were even here. Bonnie and Clyde were two very famous people who were well known from robbing things and other criminal activities in Arkansas and down south.