Life during the great depression

The Dust Bowl was an agricultural, economic and social disaster that occurred on the Great Plains of the U.S. during the 1930's. Poor farming practices, severe drought and high winds devastated the farmland and created huge dust storms that killed thousands. The Dust Bowl forced thousands of families to move west.
Shantytowns built in the 1920's by people in the great depression were called Hoovervilles. They got the name Hooverville from the president at the time, Herbert Hoover, who was ultimately blamed for the Great Depression by the people of the U.S. There were hundreds of Hoovervilles and hundreds of thousands people lived in them.
Dorothea Lange was an american photographer. She was best known for her Depression-era work for the Farm Security Administration. She would take photos of actual life during the Depression and publish them.
The Hoover Dam was constructed between 1931 and 1936. Was built by thousands of workers and cost over 100 lives. The dam was named after President Herbert Hoover.
Bread lines are places where food is offered to poor people for free. They are usually made by churches or community groups voluntarily. Because they are a charity, people donate food or they receive it for a lower price than normal.
A hobo is a traveling worker. Hobos would ride on trains and sometimes it could be violent because people on the train would kick them off. The number of hobos increased greatly during the Great Depression.
John Steinbeck was an author. He wrote books during the Great Depression. He had a series about the Dust Bowl.
Franklin Roosevelt was the president during the Great Depression. He created the New Deal. He won four presidential elections.
Herbert Hoover was a president during the Great Depression. He tried helping the Great Depression by building the Hoover Dam. The Wall Street Crash of 1929 happened less than 8 months after he took office.
The bonus army was the name for the 43,000 marchers - 17,000 WWI veterans and their families. They demanded cash-payment redemption for their service certificates. They gathered in Washington, D.C. in the spring and summer of 1932.
The migrant mother was an iconic photograph during the Great Depression. Florence Thompson is the lady in the photo. This photo showed the reality of 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 and the South, traditional Democrats,big city machines. First New Deal dealt with the pressing of the bank crisis.
The Social Security Act created the security system. Main purpose of Act was to provide was to provide assistance to those who were unable to work.
The Securities and Exchange Commission enforces the federal security law. It was created during the 1930s. It was created because of the Security Exchange Act of 1934.
The Tennessee Valley Authority provided navigation, flood control, and electricity generation. The TVA was a regional economic development. The TVA's service areas covered most of Tennessee, portions of Alabama, Mississippi, Kentucky, and a little part of Georgia.
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