Life during the great depression.


In the 1930's, a drought that named the Dust Bowl took place in Texas and Oklahoma. The drought and erosion of the Dust Bowl affected 100,000,000 acres of land. The Dust Bowl forced tens of thousands of families to abandon their farms.
During the Great Depression, many people became unemployed and they lived in these houses made out of cardboard, tar paper, glass, lumber, tin,etc, because they couldn't afford a house.
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.
Thousands of people became unemployed residents who couldn't pay their rent of mortgages and were evicted into the world of public assistance. Since many people were homeless and couldn't afford anything, charities, missions, and churches began programs to feed them.
A place where free food is served to those who are homeless or destitute. During the Great Depression, many people were homeless and couldn't afford food, so they went to the nearest soup kitchen to eat.
People became hoboes during this time, because unemployment was everywhere.They became homeless and could barely eat everyday.
In the early 20th century, the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation devised plans for a massive dam on the Arizona-Nevada border to tame the Colorado River and provide water and hydroelectric power for the developing Southwest.
The best known for her chronicles of the Great Depression and for her photographs of migratory farm workers. America's greatest documentary photographer.
The image of a worn, weather-beaten woman, a look of desperation on her face, two children leaning on her shoulders, an infant in her lap; has become a photographic icon of the Great Depression in America.
The largest and most ambitious American New Deal agency, employing millions of unemployed people (mostly unskilled men) to carry out public works projects, including the construction of public buildings and roads.
The popular name of an assemblage of some 43,000 marchers—17,000 World War I veterans, their families, and affiliated groups—who gathered in Washington, D.C., in the spring and summer of 1932 to demand cash-payment redemption of their service certificates.
For an entire week, Americans would have no access to banks or banking services. They could not withdraw or transfer their money, nor could they make deposits. The crisis had been a long time coming. In the three years leading up to it thousands of banks had failed.
Federally owned corporation in the United States created by congressional charter in May 1933 to provide navigation, flood control, electricity generation, fertilizer manufacturing, and economic development to the Tennessee Valley.
established in 1934 to regulate the commerce in stocks, bonds, and other securities. After The October 29, 1929, stock market crash, reflections on its cause prompted calls for reform. Controls on the issuing and trading of securities were virtually nonexistent, allowing for any number of frauds and other schemes.
A United States federal law of the New Deal era which reduced agricultural production by paying farmers subsidies not to plant on part of their land and to kill off excess livestock. Its purpose was to reduce crop surplus.
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