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Class StructureBy MacKenzie, Mandi, & Ragen
Beautiful, clean clothes
Highest paying jobs
Women wore dresses and no make-up
Boys and men never helped in the house
Dirty living conditions
Lowest paying jobs
The Great Depression• Played a major role
– Divided social classes—those who still had money and those who became unemployed.
• Market crashed and tons of people loss money• The richest people still had money but the hardworking
poorer people didn’t, and were out of work.
Tension Between classes• Major clash of social classes
– Tension grew as the upper class became boastful with the money they still had after the crash.
– This greatly angered lower social classes.• Upper classes felt like they had to take care of lower classes and
became angry. • Eventually, people became destructive and many were killed.• Strikes were eminent
Tension Between Classes Continue…
• The situation became so bad that the classes thought warfare would be in the near future.
• Although it never happened, it kept them on guard throughout the ‘30s.
5 Informative Words
• Ostentatious—being boastful or thinking that you are better or more important than someone.
• Unionization: organized labor unions • Eminent: apparent, obvious, going to happen• Proletarians: a member of the working class.• Aristocrat: a member of the ruling class or of the
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