Life During The Great Depression

By Jake Holocker

The Securities and Exchange Commission is a government commission created by congress to regulate the securities and markets and protect investigators.
The Social Security Act was created in 1935 to have a system of transfer payments in which younger, working people support, older retired people.
Migrant Mother is a picture of a poor mother of seven children. It is a very iconic picture from the Great Depression. Taken by Dorothea Lange.
Dorthea Lange was a photographer that took photos of displaced farmers during the Great Depression
Many farmers were forced to move off the great plains during the dust bowl. They hopped on freight trains and traveled to where ever. They had no where to sleep and no food. Over 6,000 have died due to rail road accidents.
Civilian Conservation Corps Was a work program for people looking for a job.
The Bonus Army was 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.
The name Bank Holiday comes from the time when banks were shut and so no trading could take place. There is currently a total of 8 permanent bank and public holidays
The Hoover Dam was built during the great depression it gave many men jobs if they had been layed off or didn't have a job anymore. The Dam itself is 800ft. tall and is now a popular tourist attraction.
Bank Holiday in the Great Depression meant that
Shanty towns were a small portion on houses usually on the outskirts of cities they houses were provided by the government for people who were evicted from there old houses because they could not afford it anymore.
Almost like a soup kitchen. Another place where the homeless or poor could get a bite to eat for free if they needed it.
A soup kitchen was a place where people with no food or for the homeless to go and get something to eat mostly soup and bread.
There was many hobos during the great depression mainly because they ran out of money and had nothing. A hobo is a homeless person. There were a lot more hobos during the great depression than any time before. A lot of them ran out of money because they might have not gotten their money out of the bank when there bank closed or if they lost money when the stock market crashed.
The New Deal was addressed by president Franklin Roosevelt in Washington's Capitol Plaza in front of 100,000 people. The first New Deal didn't work so they had to make a Second New Deal.
The Dust Bowl was a major drought that happened in the 1930s. The Dust Bowl took place in the Great Plains. It destroyed crops, farms, and towns.Thousands of people had to leave the Great Plains because it was so bad.
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