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The American Dream

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Alec Kiang

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Transcript of The American Dream

The American Dream COMICS --
The Great Depression WORKS CITED


Bessie Smith. "Hop Scop Blues". 1930. New Orleans/Louisiana Music.

"Dust Bowl." History.com. A&E Television Networks, 2012. Web. 05 Oct. 2012.

Ganzel, Bill. "The Dust Bowl of the 1930s." The Dust Bowl of the 1930s. Ganzel Group, 2003. Web. 04 Oct. 2012.

Lange, Dorothea. "Migrant Worker on California Highway". 1935. Library of Congress.

"Photographs of the Great Depression." The Great Depression. George Eastman House, 2009. Web. 04 Oct. 2012.

"Roadside camp near Bakersfield, California".n.d. Library of Congress.

Sever, Brion. "Dust Bowl - History of Business in the U.S." Dust Bowl. American Business, 20 Jan. 2011. Web. 04 Oct. 2012.

"Squatter Camp". 1936. Library of Congress.

"The Great Depression." Great Depression. N.p., n.d. Web. 4 Oct. 2012.

"The Great Depression | Foundation for Economic Education." The Great Depression. Foundation for Economic Education. Foundation for Economic Education,
2009. Web. 04 Oct. 2012. Bessie Smith Deep sorrow filled the American's heart
Everyone had to do their part
People were trading and selling their things
Raving about what life would bring
Even the little ones felt the pain
Souls did suffer in heat, cold, and rain
People also tried moving to California in hopes
of living in a better environment.
Sad to say that the days filled with grief
In hopes that the Depression sooned would cease
On Sunday was a day of rest, everyone would gather and thank God they
were blessed
Not in ways that we might think, but in everyday living that life did bring The Dust Bowl "The impact is like a shovelful of fine sand flung against the face... We live with the dust, eat it, sleep with it, watch it strip us of possessions and the hope of possessions. It is becoming Real." -Avis D. Carlson April 14, 1936: Major dust storms ravaged the Midwest within a 150,000 mile radius.
60% of the population left the area. Hop Scop Blues Citizens lost their jobs and much money.
Lots of families lived in poverty. Alec Kiang, Rafael Gali, David Tran,
Will Hackett, Zachary Johnson, Scott Yang POEM important event: music
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