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 plain of the U.S. Poor farming practices, extreme drought and high winds destroyed the farmland of the great plains. Severe dust storms were created that would blackout entire towns, destroy farms and kill thousands. Thousands of families were forced to migrate to California.
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.
This photo was captured in March 1936 at a camp for seasonal agricultural workers. This photo had been known for being an exact icon of the Great Depression in America.
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
FDR as he was commonly referred to served as the president of the United States. He also built the New Deal Coalition.
A shanty town also known as Hooverville in the years of great depression were built by homeless people. There were hundreds of hoovervilles and hundreds of thousands of people were living in these huts.
Bonus Army. This was an assemblage of 43,000 marchers and 17,000 World War 1 veterans. They demanded cash payments of their service certificates it was known as the Bonus Expeditionary Force. This was led by Walter Waters former army sergeant.
During the Great Depression thousands of unemployed people and homeless people and people who could not pay rent or mortgage made their way to bread lines. Many men did not like asking for handouts either.
Soup Kitchens in the 21st Century were places where meals were served for free or a off market price. Their staff were mainly volunteered by people of the community.
The New Deal was led by many programs throughout the 1930s. These programs were set up during the Great Depression. They mainly focused on the 3 r's Relief Recovery Reform
Hobos are migrant workers or homeless vagabond especially one who is improvised. This term originated in the Western probably North Western United States around 1890.
Dorothea Lange was an influencial American documentary photographer and photojournalist, best known for her Depression era work for the Farm Security Admonistration
The (AAA) was 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.
The (CCC) was a public work relief program that operated from 1933 to 1942 in the United States for unemployed, unmarried men from relief families as part of the New Deal.
The WPA was the largest and the most ambitious American New Deal agency, employing millions of unemployed people to carry out public works project.
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