The History Behind My Great Grandpa

by : Adriana Harper

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When he was born

My great grandpa was born on May 10th , 1923. He was also born in Nebraska. He moved to Williamstown,ks when he was a kid. His father was from Germany. His mother was from Check Republic.

Events going on in the 1920's

Germany and the Allies sign an armistice to end the fighting in World War I.

The United States Census reports, for first time, that more Americans live in urban areas than in rural areas. However, "urban" is defined as any town with more than 2,500 people.Cotton prices at New Orleans peak at 42 cents a pound, prompting Southern farmers to plant the largest crop in history. The resulting overproduction causes a collapse in prices, with cotton falling to less than 10 cents a pound by early 1921. Cotton farmers will toil in near-depression conditions throughout most of the 1920s and 30s.