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Great Depression Artifacts

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Joshua Stimage

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Transcript of Great Depression Artifacts

Great Depression
Artifacts

Foreclosed Banks
Banks closed because of the failure of people to pay back loans and due to the lack of trust people started having toward banks.
This bad news was all over the newspaper
in the late 1920s
The Great Depression caused horrific unemployment due to the closing of factories, businesses. It also caused a flood of homelessness.
Homelessness that introduced the people of the great depression to
"Hoovervilles"
Hoovervilles were communities in which homeless families lived
Funds from private charity had run dry, but help came from unexpected places. Help even came from a notorious gangster named Al Capone.
He created, and kept coffee and doughnot kitchens runninig.
These kitchens helped poor people while alos winning Al Capone favours.
In the depression people were desperate for jobs and they would do literally anything to get them.
From standing on corners and holding signs
To selling apples
People who sold apples could make a small profit by buying hundreds of cheap apples, because there was a great surplus of them, and selling them all for about 5 cents each.
Graphs show just how horrific their perdicament was
Sources; http://www.gti.net/mocolib1/prices/1928.html
http://www65.statcan.gc.ca/acyb02/1937/acyb02_19370800009a-eng.htm
http://www.edmunds.com/autoobserver-archive/2008/07/high-cost-of-gasoline-be-thankful-its-not-1920.html
http://www1.eere.energy.gov/vehiclesandfuels/facts/2005/fcvt_fotw364.html
http://www.thepeoplehistory.com/20scars.html
http://www.thecarconnection.com/make/new,honda
http://energyalmanac.ca.gov/gasoline/retail_gasoline_prices.html
http://www.gti.net/mocolib1/prices/1928.html
http://www.nbcnews.com/id/36231884/ns/business-eye_on_the_economy/
Made possible by;Anina Garvin
Joshua Stimage
Nadia Adams
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