Life during the great depression

The Agricultural Adjustment Act was an United States federal law of the New Deal era which reduced agricultural production by paying farmers subsidies not to plant on part of their land and to kill off excess livestock. Its purpose was to reduce crop surplus and therefore effectively raise the value of crops.
Dorothea Lange was an influential American documentary photographer and photojournalist, best known for her Depression-era work for the Farm Security Administration. Lange's photographs humanized the consequences of the Great Depression and influenced the development of documentary photography.
Franklin Roosevelt was president between March 4, 1933 – April 12, 1945. He was the 32nd president of the United States. He is the one who started the New Deal. He was the dominate Democrat politician.
John Steinbeck was a very accomplished author. He wrote a total of 27 books including: including sixteen novels, six non-fiction books, and five collections of short stories. His most popular book is Of Mice ad Men. He won the Nobel Peace Prize in 1962 for all his books.
A law enacted by President Franklin D. Roosevelt in 1935 to create a system of transfer payments in which younger, working people support older, retired people. Today, the Social Security Act is still used. Most of the payment comes out of people's checks.
The Bonus Army was the popular name of an assemblage of some 43,000 marchers—17,000 World War I veterans, their families, and affiliated groups—who gathered in Washington, D.C., in the spring and summer of 1932 to demand cash-payment redemption of their service certificates.
The Dust Bowl was an agricultural, economic, and social disaster that took place during the 1939s on the Great Plains. Poor farming practices, drought, and high winds created useless farmlands.
The first soup kitchens were ran by churches or private charities. They served about 1500- 3000 people a day. All the people who worked for the soup kitchen were volunteers. Most soup kitchens only served soup and bread.
Hobos often begged for food and had no places to live. Most hobos waited for trains to go by and stop so they could jump on the train. Bulls, which are police, would wait for the hobos to get off the trains and beat up the hobos. Sometimes killing them.
The Hoover Dam was decided to be built by Franklin D. Roosevelt. It costed over 100 people their lives. The dam was named after Herbert Hoover.
Bread lines were for people during the Great Depression. Thousands of people who didn't have job or couldn't pay for their rent, were evicted introduced to public assistance.
Herbert Hoover was the 31st President of the United States. Hoover was one of two Presidents who redistribute his paychecks. The Hoover Dam was also named after him. Hoover also believed in the Efficiency Movement, which held that the government and the economy were riddled with inefficiency and waste.
The picture of the Migrate Mother shows Florence Owens Thompson and he children look like they are suffering and miserable. The mother looks like she is trying to be strong but knows times are tough. The children look miserable and they all look worried and scared.
A shantytown is a deprived area on the outskirts of a town consisting of large numbers of crude dwellings. The dwellings were poorly built and barley contained anything. They had cracks in the walls and holes in the floor.
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 of President Franklin D. Roosevelt. The New Deal was made for three reasons: relief, recovery, and reform.
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