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
*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.

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