*25 year span between the end of World War 1 and the end of World War II. › *MS endured floods, the Great Depression, population loss, and continued political infighting. THE MAJORITY OF BLACKS WERE STILL OPPRESSED… *AFTER WWI, THOUSANDS OF BLACKS MOVED FROM MS TO THE NORTH. *Anyone would could afford a train ticket could escape the segregation in MS. › *The Chicago Defender, a militant black newspaper, described Chicago as a promised land. MOST OF THE EDUCATED BLACK PEOPLE LEFT DURING THE GREAT MIGRATION. THE MISSISSIPPI RIVER FLOOD MORE THAN 3 MILLION ACRES OF MS BECAUSE OF A LEVEE BREAKING. The river became 70 miles wide when the levees broke. IN 1922 THE JUNIOR COLLEGE SYSTEM WAS STARTED THIS JUNIOR COLLEGE SYSTEM GAVE AVERAGE MISSISSIPPIANS A CHANCE TO FURTHER THEIR EDUCATION. THE BIGGEST BOOM INDUSTRY IN THE 1920’S WAS REAL ESTATE NORTHERNERS CAME TO ESCAPE THE ICY WINTERS TO THE MS GULF COAST A CASINO WAS BUILT IN BILOXI *(1930’s) This was the worst economic disaster in modern history. › *Sales of goods slow & prices fall, manufacturing decreases, businesses close, banks fail & close their doors, most people lose their jobs. › *The unemployed attempt to find jobs whenever and wherever possible just to make ends meet. Not only did this effect Mississippi, but the entire country too!!! For many people, the only thing they owned were the clothes they wore at the time. ….What saved the country, you ask? *The New Deal: a series of laws designed to bring the country out of the depression. It used a wide variety of programs to improve the economy & society and to provide federal money to stimulate businesses in the private sector. READ PAGES 196-200. *On December 7, 1941, the Japanese bombed the U.S. Navy Fleet at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii and war came. *As WWII begins…. The United States recovery from the Great Depression is beginning to appear.