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, Severe dust storms created blackouts and killed thousands forcing many families to migrate west.
Shantytowns were settlements consisting mainly of houses made from scraps by homeless people. They have were nicknamed "hoovervilles" because people blamed President Hoover for the Great Depression. Though many were built on private properties, officials ignored them simply because of their necessity.
Bread lines were food vendors for the homeless. Seeing as the Great Depression consisted mostly of people losing their homes and being forced to live in hoovervilles, bread lines were the normal source of meals. This would be one of the only meals that people would have access to.
Along with the bread lines, there were soup kitchens. Soup kitchens were established to feed the homeless, and started out being run by churches or charities. They were eventually also operated by the government.
"Hobo" is another word for a homeless person. Many stories and songs from the Great Depression or about it refer to the usage of train cars as shelter and transportation for hobos.It eventually became an issue to where authorities would have to be hired to keep the hobos off of the trains.
The Bonus Armiy consisted of WWI veterans, their families, and other relevant groups. They are known for their gathering in Washington D.C. and demanding payment in return to their services to the country. The World War Adjusted Compensation act of 1924 was put in place and gave these people bonuses in the form of a certificate; however, they could not use them until 1945.
The Civilian Conservation Corps was part of the New Deal. It was created by President Roosevelt to provide jobs to unskilled citizens who had difficulty finding work. The jobs were focused around the conservation and development of natural resources in rural, government owned areas.
The Works Progress Administration was the largest part of the New Deal agency. Its purpose was to employ millions of people to work on public works projects like public buildings and roads. The most famous WPA project was the hiring of different types of artists in large arts, drama, media, and literacy projects.
The Tennessee Valley Authority was a federal corporation created to give navigation, flood control, electricity, fertilizer, and economic development in the Tennessee Valley. It was created due to the efforts of the Senator of Nebraska at the time, George W. Norris. The agency was thought of as a development agency that would modernize the regions economy and society.
The Securities and Exchange Commission is a federal government agency. It enforces federal securities laws, proposes new securities laws, and it regulates the securities industry. Generally, it was made to keep track of most financial aspects in society.
The New Deal was essentially an act put in place to create jobs. The purpose of this was to pump some money back into the economy and try to help people. It created small jobs for anyone willing to take them. The jobs consisted of any sort of construction like the construction of bridges or buildings.
The Hoover Dam was created as a part of the New Deal. It took an incredibly long time to build, and killed over a hundred people in the process. The dam was named after President Herbert Hoover.
Franklin D. Roosevelt was the president of the United States during the Great Depression. He was responsible for the establishment of the New Deal, in an attempt to boost economy. He also built the New Deal Coalition, which brought many variations of support to the Democratic Party.
Herbert Hoover was the president of the United States when the Great Depression started. Even before the New Deal, which was created by President Roosevelt, Hoover had public works in order to create jobs. One of such works being the Hoover Dam. Despite his efforts to fix the economy, citizens blamed Herbert Hoover for the Great Depression and even went so far as to name Shantytowns "Hoovervilles" because of their belief of it being his fault.
The Social Security Act was an attempt to limit dangers to Americans, such as old age, poverty, and unemployment. It was a part of the Second New Deal. Because of this act, President Roosevelt became the first president to advocate federal assistance for the elderly.
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