Life during the great depression

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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. Severe dust storms created blackouts and killed thousands, forcing many families to migrate west.
Herbert Hoover was the 31st president of the United States and was known for being a Quaker. He was the head of the U.S. Food Administration during world war 1. also tried to battle out the Great Depression
During the great depression people became very poor and could not pay for food and water. Some families had sew their own clothes. Others could barely survive off of a women's salary if the men were laid off.
The Civilian Conservation Corps provided jobs for unmarried men during the Depression. Thousands of men worked with the CCC.
Franklin Roosevelt was president between March 4, 1933 – April 12, 1945. He was the 32nd president of the United States. He is the one who started the New Deal. He was the dominate Democrat politician.
Because of there being little to no work in the west men had to go east to find work. They had to go on the road and leave their families to try to find work. During the great depression job unemployment rates skyrocketed
The Hoover Dam was built in the 1930's. Dedicated by president Franklin Roosevelt, it was built to control floods, it also generates power for 3 different states and is a huge tourist site today.
The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) is a government commission created by Congress to regulate the securities markets and protect investors. In addition to regulation and protection, it also monitors the corporate takeovers in the U.S
The photograph that has become known as "Migrant Mother" is one of a series of photographs that Dorothea Lange made of Florence Owens Thompson and her children in February or March of 1936 in Nipomo, California.
Hobos often begged for food and had no places to live. Most hobos waited for trains to go by and stop so they could jump on the train. Bulls, which are police, would wait for the hobos to get off the trains and beat up the hobos. Sometimes killing them.
The New Deal was a series of domestic programs enacted in the United States . They included laws passed in Congress and Presidential executive orders. Aimed to restore some measure of dignity and prosperity to many Americans.
A "Hooverville" was a shanty town built by homeless people during the Great Depression. They were named after Herbert Hoover, who was President of the United States during the onset of the Depression and widely blamed for it.
The Social Security Act of 1934 was created during Franklin D. Roosevelt 's first term by the President's Committee on Economic Security, under Frances Perkins, and passed by Congress as part of the Second New Deal.It was a social welfare legislative act which created the Social Security system in the United States. Although the program has been altered since its signing, the original purpose was to provide federal assistance to those unable to work.
Is the most important piece of labor legislation enacted in U.S. history. It made the federal government the arbiter of employer-employee relations through the creation of the national labor relations board (NLRB) and recognized for the first time the right of workers to organize and bargain collectively with their employers. The act overturned decades of court decisions that asserted that labor unions violated an employee's liberty of contract.
John Steinbeck was an author who interviewed and followed people who were victims of the Great Depression. He wrote books based off of his experiences with them and helped people realize the struggle of many Americans.
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