The dust bowl took place on the great plains in the 1930's. It was caused by a drought that destroyed crops, farms, and towns.Thousands of people had to leave.
Many people could not afford food. They would stand in line for hours waiting to get bread.
Soup kitchens were run by churches and charities. They gave out soup and bread to hungry and homeless people. They served up to 3000 people a day.
Many farmers were forced to move off the great plains during the dust bowl. They hopped on freight trains and traveled to where ever. They had no where to sleep and no food. Over 6,000 have died due to rail road accidents.
The Hoover Dam is located between Nevada and Arizona. Construction started in 1931 and it opened in 1936. It is 220 acres.
Civilian Conservation Corps Was a work program for people looking for a job.
Dorthea Lange was a photographer, and photo journist during the great depression
Tennessee Valley Authority Act of 1933 was to help important problems such as flooding, providing electricity,and replanting trees.
Bank Holiday is a day where banks are officially closed for business.
The New Deal built many houses and communities
Shanty towns, or hoovervilles were "towns" on the outskirts of big cities. They were small places for homeless people to stay.
Works Progress Administration was a agency that helped many unemployed people find a job during the great depression.
The Securities and Exchange Commission was created by congress to protect investors.
The Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation was an agency responsible for insuring deposits
The bonus army was the name of the 43,000 marchers who gathered in Washington DC to demand cash payment redemption
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