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Of Mice and Men

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Of Mice and Men Sociologists What are some of the major causes of The Great Depression? Compare these to some of the causes of our current economic situation. What Caused the Great Depression (cont.) To stop the over production, there was a limit to products being brought in from farms. How do today's economy and The Great Depression relate? In today's economy, our bank gives out loans. When people don't pay back loans the bank is in debt and weakened. Because of this banks must tighten credit lending and it hurts businesses. As a result people lose jobs and don't have money to spend on goods and services. But during The Great Depression people would take their money out of the bank because they had a fear of losing all their money. The main thing is that when people take money out of the bank, or loan money from the bank, it results in job loss, bankruptcy, and businesses declining. How do today's economy and The Great Depression relate? In The Great Depression there were falling incomes and collapsing price levels, it caused distress housing market. In today's economy because job loss due to the economy makes it hard to bring in money, so people can't pay their mortgage. Describe the major components of President Franklin Delano Roosevelt's New Deal and how it affected the United States citizenry? What plans have been or are being considered to help the current economy? Migrant Workers lived in horrible condition. They would live in:
chicken coops
portable wagons
and open fields. How the Great Depression affected Migrant Workers
Migrant workers work on farms today.
They work to make money for their families. Where? They start in Florida and go through Ohio, New York, and Maine.
They start in Southern Texas and goes through every state until they reach Midwest.
They start in California and go to Washington state or North Dakota. What kinds of jobs do they have?
They plant and harvest crops.
They pick fruit and vegetables so they are not damaged. Do migrant workers exist today?
The New Deal Didn't Completely stopped the Depression, but relieved the economic hardship.
With the New Deal president Roosevelt gave Americans faith in democracy and hope for the better future. A number of economic programs have been enforced by Obama to solve the financial crises such as:
Tax Credits
•for workers
•families with children
•college students
•first time home buyers
Direct payments and benefits
This program was for families who only needed short-term assistance to solve their housing crisis. Financial help could be used for rent, security deposits, utility payments, moving and storage costs, and hotel and motel vouchers.

Help for the unemployed
•For tax year 2009, people getting unemployment benefits did not have to pay federal income taxes on the first $2400 they got.
•$25 was added to regular unemployment benefits
•The recovery plan offered unemployed workers an additional 13 weeks of unemployment benefits, through 2009.
•Government paid 65% of the total cost of COBRA health insurance to the workers who had employer group health plans but lost their jobs. What plans have been or are being considered to help the current economy? Migrant Workers would carry a basket of peas to the weigh station.
More and more people were in search of work during the Great Depression. Present day Migrant Workers Ways the Social Security Act provided support:
For the unemployed- it supplied them with temporary compensation
For the elderly- at age 65, workers could retire with benefits. This pension system was funded by taxes on employees and employers.(excluded: three-fifths of African American workers, Native Americans, teachers, nurses, librarians, social workers, and hospital employees)
And provided funds to help the poor and the sick This picture shows the prices of thing before the Great Depression and during. Migrant worker picking fruit How did The New Deal affect U.S citizens? How they worked... Collage

There was a big drop of land production.
Migrant workers faced economic difficulties such as: cheaper crop prices, higher taxes, more debt.
There only option was to look for places to cut costs, lower pay for workers President Roosevelt's new campaign promise was called the 'New Deal'
The Social Security Act was one of the new laws that was included
Roosevelt signed it on August 14, 1935 The Social Security act provided general welfare.
For example, it supported people who were unemployed, poor, or retired. This pictures shows he unemployment rates during The Great Depression Difficulties For Migrant Workers Who were the migrant workers and how were they affected by the Great Depression? Bibliography What is the Social Security Act? When did the Social Security begin and why?
During the Great Depression a number of economic programs were enforced to solve the economic hardship. They are known as New Deal. There were three main aspects called "3Rs":
Relief for unemployed and poor
Recovery of the econom
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