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Great Depression Scavenger Hunt

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By: Emily Boyden The Great Depression Scavenger Hunt
~ 6o Million shares of stocks were sold on October 29th "Black Thursday".
~ On October 29th Trenton celebrated its 250th birthday. The people wore red to celebrate.
~ 2 Million people were unemployed in 1930, and 7 million by the end of the depression.
3 Million children between the ages of 10-18 worked in factories, canneries, mines and on farms for low wages during the great depression.
The "Eviction Game" was a game played by children during the great depression. They would pile of furniture and pretend to be moving around the country.
Hooverville was a community that homeless people created, once they started building houses near each other.
Two lessons learned during the Great Depression: 1. Credit mentality instead of paying cash. 2. Rich grew richer at the expense of others.
~ When Franklin Roosevelt said "The only thing we have to fear is fear itself" he meant that they do not need to fearall of the current challenges. The only thing to fear is being afraid. He wanted the people to stay strong and confident.
~ The "New Deal" was economic measures introduced by president F. Roosevelt to benefit everyone. He introduced social security in attempt to lower the unemployment rate.
The (CCC) Civilian Conservation Corps, gave jobs to millions of unemployed men in all states across the nation. (PWA) Public Works Administration, built huge public works like dams, bridges, hospitals and schools. (TVA) Tennessee Valley Authority, provides electricity generation, flood control, navigation, economic development and fertiler manufacturing. (FERA) Federal Emergency Relief Administration, provided state assistance for the une,mployed and their families.
~ By 1940 2.5 million people had moved out of the Plains states. 200,000 of these people went to California.
~ Roosevelts opponent in 1936 was Alf Landon. 38 major dust storms striked the great plains.
Severe drought affected 75% of the country in May 1934.
In March of 1933, Franklin Roosevelt declared a 4 day bank holiday, which during this time congress could come up with The Emergency Banking Act of 1933. Which stabilizes the banking industry with the federal government supporting it.
The soil conservation service in 1935 advocated the following farming techniques: strip cropping, terracing, crop rotation, contour plowing and cover crops. Surviving the Dust Bowl
Employment rate= 25% during the Great DEpression
Average yearly salary= $2,500 during the Great Depression Then and Now Prices How much did a cook make per week?
Then= $15.00 Now= $236.00
How much did a doctor make per week?
Then= $61.11 Now= $1,800.00
How many weeks would a cook need to work back then to buy a womans winter coat?
At least 2 weeks
Womans coat =$28.00 (back then) Life during the Great Depression Outline of US History 1929: Celebrating on the Brink American Cultural History Social Security Social Security is funded through taxes.
It was signed into law in 1937. Social Security History The proponents argued that the act needed to be passed because it would make the elderly retire quicker and make more job opportunities for younger people.They argued that it would be an advantage to them. President Roosevelt became the first president to advocate federal assistance for the elderly. Taxes were collected for the first time in January, 1937. Story Questions A) Gene's cousin tells him: "Why do you hang around here when you're not wanted?"
B) The name of the boy that Gene traveled with and considered a brother was Jim.
C) What happened to Jim? Jim fell from the train and died. Symbols Symbol that means "can sleep in barn" = :)

Symbol that means "police officer lives here"= #
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