Life during the great depression 

Breadlines were very similar to soup kitchens as they fed those who could not afford to feed themselves. People would wait in lines for hours at a time to get food for themselves and family. Without breadlines, there would be absolutely no source of food for some people.
The WPA was the largest success from the New Deal. This employed millions of people who were unemployeed. They carried out work projects and new roads and bridges.
Hobos during the great depression were very common due to the failure of the economy. To find work, many of these men would hop on train cars, illegally. This was their only way of travel to get to a new, better place. Food was a constant problem of traveling this type of way, and the men would usually beg at farm houses.
In Dubious Battle is a famous novel wrote by John Steinbeck. It describes the struggles of migrant workers during the Great Depression. He traveled with men during the Dust Bowl, and was a very active man during the Great Depression.
Franklin D. Roosevelt was the proud founder of the New Deal. He worked to fight the economic depression and the total war. He created several programs to create labor.
The Great Depression began no more than 8 months into Herbert Hoover's presidency. Herbert thought maybe this was only temporary, but he soon learned that some major action was needed to make this work. He created several new agencies and labor to try and fix the economy.
The Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, also known as the FDIC, is a security issue of money made after the loss of money during the Great Depression. Now, all banks that have FDIC insure up to 250,000. They must have your money for you.
Tennessee Valley Authority was one of the first reproductions of the New Deal. It worked as almost a private company, but was still a great source of work. They specialized in integrated resource management.
Migrant Mother represents the hungry and tired during the Great Depression. It shows what most women and mothers had to go through, especially while searching for work. It became even more difficult if the husband was away, or could also not find work.
Dorothea Lange was an excellent document photographer. She was excellent at photographing parts of history. She took over 50 WWII photos, and this famous photo from the Great Depression.
The Civilian Conservation Corps was the first movement to create new jobs. This mostly based for the youth, and was created to keep the young out of trouble. This was operated under the army's control.
The Dust Bowl was an agricultural, economic and social disaster that took place in the 1930's on the Great Plains of the U.S. Poor farming practices, severe drought and high winds left much of the farmland unusable. Severe dust storms created blackouts and killed thousands forcing many families to migrate west.
The bonus army was a group of over 43,000 marchers. The march was to get money from their service certificates. The veterans demanded to get what they deserved.
The soup kitchens during the Great Depression provided the only meal some unemployed people had. They provided food, but the food was not guaranteed to be nutritious.
The Hoover Dam was the hope for many jobs during the Great Depression. Men set out to the site in hope of working on the project. They hoped the construction of the dam could help them during this time.
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