The dust bowl was bad for the economy agriculture wise because it was a severe drought and nothing would grow. This took place on the Great Plains, it had high winds blowing throughout the Plains.
Shantytowns was a deprived area on the outskirts of a town that consisted of crude dwellings.
There was breadlines during the Great Depression. They would give out soup and bread at a certain time to the people who were starving and the lines would be long.
Soup Kitchens were basically the same.
Hobos were a big part in the Great Depression they were people without homes or they didn't have jobs. They were living under the poverty line.
The Hover Dam was a construction plan to help the unemployment issue during the Great Depression
The New Deal was a series of domestic programs enacted in the U.S. from 1933-1938. It produced a political realignment with its base in liberal ideas.
Dorothea Lange was a photographer best known for her pictures during The Great Depression. One of her most famous pieces was Migrant Mother.
This picture by Dorothea showed the daily struggle of children during The Great Depression.
The Civilian Conservation Corps was created to help young men between 17-28 find a job.
The Tennessee Valley Authority provided navigation, flood control, electricity generation, fertilizer manufacturing, and economic development.
The securities and exchange commission enforces the federal security law. It was created during the 1930's.
The Social Security act is what created the security system in the United States. The main purpose was to provide assistance to those who were unable to work
Herbert Hoover was the 31st president of the U.S and took the office during the first year of the Great Depression.
Franklin Roosevelt lead the U.S. through the Great Depression and World War II
John Steinbeck was a writer during The Great Depression. He interviewed two men who were hiding out in California to start his first book.
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