Life during the great depression

The Dust Bowl was an agricultural, economic and social disaster that took place during the 1930's on the Great Plains of the U.S. Poor farming practices, severe drought and high winds left much of the farmland unusable. Sever dust storms created blackouts and killed thousands forcing many families to migrate west.
The New Deal was a series of programs provided for Americans during the Great Depression. The New Deal was an act thought out my Franklin Delano Roosevelt to provide Americans with job opportunities while they were struggling through the Great Depression.
Soup kitchens during the Great Depression helped people keep food in their stomachs. Since they didn't have jobs or resources, the soup kitchens relieved the stress of trying to find food for families. Soup kitchens were generally organized by churches or private organizations.
The Civilian Conservation Corps (C.C.C) was part of the New Deal creating a public work relief program for men that were unemployed during the Great Depression. Usually, the men worked to build dams, roads, or buildings. FDR created this as part of the New Deal so the unemployed men could have a job to support their families.
The Agricultural Adjustment Act was a part of the New Deal that reduced the agricultural production during the 1930's. The farmers got payed for not planting on parts of their own land and to kill off the excess livestock. The purpose was to reduce crop surplus.
Breadlines were lines set up to receive free bread for the day during the Great Depression. Breadlines were mostly for unemployed or homeless families that had suffered from the Great Depression
Hobos were a large part of the Great Depression. They didn't have jobs, homes or sometimes even family. Most homeless people had to search in the garbage to find food, or go to a soup kitchens and breadlines.
The Hoover Dam was built by members of the C.C.C back in 1931. Building this dam gave men the opportunity to work for a small amount of money. The Hoover Dam was a big part of the Great Depression because it gave people opportunities.
Bonus Armies were mostly consisted of veterans from World War 1. Once brought back from the war, they didn't have job opportunities because of the Great Depression. The World War Adjusted Compensation Act gave them certificates they could redeem when they got home from the war. But unfortunately when they came back, the Great Depression occurred and they couldn't redeem them until 1945, leaving them poor.
Franklin Delano Roosevelt was one of the presidents during the Great Depression. He came up with the idea of the New Deal. The New Deal gave people opportunities that they may have not gotten. FDR was the president from 1933-1945.
The Tennessee Valley Authority was an Act to provide flood control, economic development, fertilizer manufacturing and more during the Great Depression. Franklin Delano Roosevelt signed this act to be a part of the New Deal in 1933.
Herbert Hoover was one of the presidents during the Great Depression. He refused to involve the federal government into controlling businesses, or manipulating currency to try and fix the problem. Herbert Hoover was in presidency from 1921-1928
This is a famous picture of Florence Owens Thompson during the great depression. She had moved with her family in order to find work in a lettuce field to get money. This is a representation of how hard it was for people during the time of the Great Depression
The Works Progress Administration (W.P.A) was a New Deal agency to give jobs to unemployed Americans during the Great Depression. It allowed unskilled men to work to build public buildings and roads. The WPA also employed musicians, artists, writers and more
John Steinbeck wrote "The Grapes of Wrath" in 1939. "The Grapes of Wrath" was written about a family struggling through the Great Depression. They were driven from their home in Oklahoma when there was a drought, the agricultural industry changed, and the banks failed.
The New Deal was a series of programs figured out by Franklin Delano Roosevelt during the Great Depression. Many men got opportunities to get jobs in order to survive during this time period. The New Deal was signed by FDR in 1933
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