Life during the great depression

Delaney Pond

The Dust Bowl was an agricultural, economic and social disaster that took place during the 1930's on the Great Plains. Poor farming practices, drought and high winds created useless farmland. Thousands of families had to move West to escape dust storms and to find jobs.
A shantytown built by unemployed and destitute people during the Depression of the early 1930's.
This was designed to help the people suffering from the Depression and improve conditions for them.
Breadlines are where families would go to get food for their families during the Great Depression.
Soup Kitchens popped up around the country to help feed families and they rationed all the portions so they would have enough to feed everyone that came through.
Hoboes were people who were homeless or a migrant worker.
The Hoover Dam is built in the Black Canyon of the Colorado River. It is known as a concrete arch-gravity dam.
The Civilian Conservation Corps provided jobs for unmarried men during the Depression. Thousands of men worked with the CCC.
This was a part of the New Deal. Farmers were paid to not plant on certain areas and then kill the animals. Farming and share crops were at an all time low during the Depression.
Dorothea Lange was a photojournalist best known for capturing the Depression era.
Migrant Mother is a collection of photos od Florence Owens Thompson with her children during the Depression.
The Works Progress Administration put thousands of men to work during the Depression.
It set up the National Labor Relations Board and reasserted the right of labor to engage in self organization and to bargain collectively.
Herbert Hoover was 8 months into his presidency when the stock market crashed.
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