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The Great Depression

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Joey Harris

on 19 April 2010

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The Great Depression
http://tpmcafe.talkingpointsmemo.com/2008/10/19/welcome_to_hooverville/ http://img7.imageshack.us/img7/5286/greatdepressionlivingin.jpg http://money.howstuffworks.com/government-control-stock-market-crash.htm http://old-photos.blogspot.com/2009/03/hobo.html monh.org
http://www.guardian.co.uk/business/gallery/2008/oct/28/useconomy-marketturmoil?picture=339072566 http://www.nasa.gov/centers/goddard/images/content/95248main_theb1365.jpg http://www.univie.ac.at/Anglistik/aaas_2007/route66/class/oklahoma/dustbowl-Dateien/dust2.gif http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/e/ef/Dust_Bowl_-_Dallas,_South_Dakota_1936.jpg http://www.wtamu.edu/library/images/kansasdustbowl.jpg http://www.worldfinancialblog.com/economy/the-great-depression/ The Great Depression caused many to become homeless and "Hoovervilles" sprang up Hoovervilles were groups of sheds made of scraps that people lived in when they lost their homes This picture shows the panic on Wallstreet the day the stock market collapsed To find work "Hobos" rode in boxcars to different towns Riding the boxcars was very dangerous. Many hobos got pulled under the rails. There was a sudden rush on banks. Everyone needed their money, but the banks couldn't give it to them. The Dust Bowl only made the depression worse. The land had been overworked and not properly cared for. The soil was torn up badly and this cause major dust storms. The dust storms destroyed whatever lay in its path. Crops would not grow in the Dust Bowl. Farmers had to leave their farms to find work. The unemployed, jobless men had to wait in line for bread.
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