Life During the great depression

Tanner Kennedy

The dust bowl was an agriculture, 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 are towns that people in the Great Depression had to live in, nicknamed "Hoovervilles" after Presidents Herbert Hoover
The principles of the progressive wing of the Democratic Party, especially those advocated under the leadership of president Franklin D. Roosevelt for economic recovery and social reforms. The domestic program if the Franklin D. Roosevelt administration, especially during the period from 1933 to 1941.
Construction within the strict timeframe proved an immense challenge, as the crew bored into carbon monoxide-choked tunnels and dangled from heights of 800 feet to clear canyon walls. The largest dam in the world at the time of its completion in 1935, this National Historic Landmark stores enough water in Lake Mead to irrigate 2 million acres and serves as a popular tourist destination.
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.
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 Tennessee Valley Authority Act allowed dams to be built along the Tennessee River. The dams prevented flooding and provided a water source. They were also able to provide cheap electricity.
Hobos are people who have to live off the land. They had to leave there family to find work and when they didn't find work they had no home no money or no food.
An early draft og John Steinbeck´s novel of Mice and Men was eaten by his dog. In the 1980s, a rumour arose that Steinbeck´s novel the Grapes of Wrath had been translated into Japanese as ´The Angry Raisins´. Steinbeck used 300 pencils to write East of Eden. Steinbeck wrote a book about King Arthur. He wrote one the finest love letters in all of literature. A letter about falling in love.
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.
The New Deal was a series of domestic programs enacted in the United States between 1933 and 1938, and a few that came later. They included both laws passed by Congress as well as presidential executive orders during the first term of President Franklin D. Roosevelt.
Thousands of unemployed residents who could not pay their rent or mortgages were evicted into the world of public assistance and bread lines
The C.C.C. was an organization for those of the Great Depression who didn't have jobs. The organization was mainly filled with men ages 17 to 28. It's purpose was to give those men opportunities to change their lives.
Dorothea Lange was a photographer during the Great Depression. Dorothea took many pictures showing how bad and lonesome people were during the Great Depression. Dorothea's photos gave America a very detailed description of what life was like then.
The Migrant Mother was a photograph done by Dorothea Lange. This photo shows how raggedy people looked and how depressed everyone seemed to be. Children were hungry and hung on their mothers for them to receive food.
The goal of the WPA was to give people jobs who were currently unemployed. The WPA was to stick around and help those in need until times became easier. The WPA was founded by Harry Hopkins and he wanted to help everyone.
the Securities and Exchange Commission's purpose was to protect investors from dangerous or illegal financial practices or fraud. Times were very hard during the Great Depression and they wanted to keep peoples' money safe from being stolen.
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