Life During the Great Depression

The Dust Bowl was an agricultural, economic, and social disaster that took place during the 1930's on the Great Plains of the U.S. Poor farming practices, serve drought and high winds left much of the farmland unusable. Severe dust storms created blackouts and killed thousands forcing many families to migrate west.
A shanty town is a settlement of plywood, corrugated metal, sheets if plastic, and cardboard boxes.They are usually found on the periphery of cities, in public parks, or near railroad tracks, rivers, lagoons or city trash dump sites.It usually lacks proper sanitation, safe water supply, electricity, hygienic streets, or other basic human necessities.
A place where food is offered to the hungry for free or at a below market price. Usually located in lower-income neighborhoods, they are often staffed by volunteer organisations, such as church or community groups.
A hobo is a migratory worker or homeless vagabond—especially one who is impoverished.
A line of people waiting outside a charity, like a soup kitchen. There were so many homeless people that these lines stretched across blocks, filled with desperate civillians struggling to get by.
The Hoover Dam is a concrete arch-gravity dam in the Black Canyon of the Colorado River, on the border between the U.S. states of Nevada and Arizona. It was constructed between 1931 and 1936 during the Great Depression. It is named after President Herbert Hoover.
The CCC's goal was conservation of our natural resources and the salvage of our young men. It is recognized as the single greatest conservation program in America and it served as a catalyst to develop the very tenets of modern conservation.
Dorothea Lange was an influential American documentary photographer and photojournalist, best known for her Depression-era work. Her photographs humanized the consequences of the Great Depression and influenced the development of documentary photography.
Migrant Mother was one of Lange's most recognized works. The woman in the photo is Florence Owens Thompson, he was a hungry and desperate mother.
It was the largest and most ambitious American New Deal agency, employing millions of unemployed people to carry out public works projects; It was formed in May 6, 1935 and was dissolved on June 1945
Herbert Clark Hoover was the 31st President of the United States.Herbert Hebert was a professional mining engineer and was raised as a Quaker. In the presidential election of 1928, Hoover easily won the Republican nomination, despite having no elected-office experience.
Theodore Roosevelt was was an American statesman, author, explorer, soldier, naturalist, and reformer who served as the 26th President of the United States from 1901 to 1909. He won the 1901 election and became the 26th president.
John Steinbeck was born on February 27, 1902, in Salinas, California. He is an American author of twenty-seven books, including sixteen novels, six non-fiction books, and five collections of short stories.
The Tennessee Valley Act is a federally owned corporation in the United States created by congressional charter in May 1933 to provide navigation, flood control, electricity generation, fertilizer manufacturing, and economic development to the Tennessee Valley, a region that was particularly affected by the Great Depression.
The Civilian Conservation Corps was a public work relief program that operated from 1933 to 1942 in the United States for unemployed, unmarried men from relief families as part of the New Deal. It was originally for young men ages 18–23, it was eventually expanded to young men ages 17–28 and Robert Fechner was the head of the agency.
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