Life during the great depression.

The dust bowl took place in the great plains region during the 1930's. It was caused by a devastating drought that destroyed crops, farms, and towns, Giant dust clouds were created blackouts death and destruction. thousands of people had to leave the great plains because it was so bad.
this began during the 1930's across the U.S from unemployed people were evicted form their homes. Many of these unemployed people looked for government help but the government failed to help them so they blamed herbert hoover for this. President hoover was blamed for the intolerable economic and social conditions.
This is a line where people would stand outside a charity that gives out free food such as bread and soup. There were so many homeless people that these lines stretched across blocks, filled with desperate civillians struggling to get by.
a soup kitchen is where homeless people go to get a meal. The Capuchin Services Center served 1,500 to 3,000 people a day. That center opened on November 2, 1929. Al Capone, the notorious gangster from Chicago, established the first soup kitchen. He started it because he wanted to clean up his shady image. his kitchen served three meals.
a hobo is a person to be thought homeless. during the great depression most of the homeless was teenagers because faimilies couldn't take care of their kids. so the teenagers left their homes. the homeless people used to live in box cars.
As the Great Depression unfolded, hopeful laborers descended on Las Vegas and set up camp in the surrounding desert for the chance to work on the project. Those who were hired eventually moved to Boulder City, a community specifically built six miles from the work site to house its employees. Meanwhile, the U.S. government set about finding a contractor to build the proposed 60-story arch dam. The contract was awarded in March 1931 to Six Companies, a group of construction firms that had pooled its resources to meet the steep $5 million performance bond.
The Bonus Army an assembly of 43,000 marchers - 17,000 World War l veterans, and their families. They were protesting The Compensation Act of 1924. Most of the army was demobilized.
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