The Dust Bowl was a agricultural, economic and social disaster that took place during the 1930's and the Great Plains. Poor farming practices, drought and high winds created useless farm land. Thousands of families had to move west to escape dust storms and find jobs.
Shanty Towns were places in which a large amount of people would live during the Great Depression. The Houses consisted of cardboard boxes, sheets of plastic wood, and sheets of metal. They often lack clean water, electricity, and good sanitation.
The New Deal was a plan to get the U.S.A out of the great depression and to help the civilians get back to working. Presented by president Franklin D. Roosevelt during the Great Depression was a series of laws that passed congress. It provided temporary jobs for people by building national parks, dams, school and other buildings.
Were lines formed in order for people to get free food so that they could feed their family. Was a way to bring relief to people who were unemployed and couldn't buy their own food to support a family. Often lines stretched for miles because of the amount of unemployed people during the Great Depression.
Locations in the United States which provided soup and other food items to people who needed it the most. Soup kitchens were mainly ran by volunteers and didn't always have enough food to feed everyone in line. Lines were always long because the amount of unemployed people.
Built during the Great Depression with thousands of workers needed to build it and over a hundred lives lost during construction. Was built to help hydroelectric control floods water irrigation and for cheap power. It was completed two years ahead of schedule originally constructed for workers during the construction project.
Was a group of about 43.000 people who marched to Washington D.C. who demanded cash payment for their service certificates. They received certificates that couldn't be cashed until 1945, but because of the Great Depression they demanded them instantaneously. However they never got what they want and later broke up.
A Public relief program that started in 1933 to 1942. It provided jobs for the young and unemployed that were unskilled workers. They provided food, shelter, clothing and money, a majority of the money was sent home to their families.
Provided different benefits for the Tennessee Valley such as electricity, flood control, and economic development. This region was particularly hit by the Great Depression which needed the help. It was the first large planning agency of the Federal Government.
The Securities and Exchange Commission holds the responsibility for enforcing federal laws. To bring civil enforcement on companies or individuals who committed accounting fraud. Enforced companies to submit annual reports.
Herbert Hoover was the 31st president of the United States and didn't do enough to bring the U.S. out of the Great Depression. Served as head of the U.S. food Administration during World War 1. Promoted partnerships between government and business.
Brought about the New Deal which brought help to the People During the Great Depression. It gave people jobs to build schools, national parks, ect... provided them with enough money to get by and make a living. Was a big factor in the U.S> getting out of the Great Depression.
Was a writer most of his life and made a lot of money from it. As the market slowed and he ran out of money he moved to California into a cottage his dad owned. He later went to learn about biology and philosophy from a friend.
A photo taken by Dorothea Lange that was ironic image of the Great Depression. The photograph is to show how the Great Depression has affected the mother's of children.
Dorothea Lange was a photographer during the Great Depression. She took many photos during the time about how it affected the people and how everything looked like. Her photographs humanized the consequences of the Great Depression and brought a development of a documentary.
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