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The Great Depression
Transcript of The Great Depression
What is The Great Depression?
How great depression affects us today
The Great Depression affected us today because it made the government really powerful. The Great Depression changed the whole government system and also made people worry about the economy.
Other events during the Great Depression
When/how great Depression ended
The Great Depression ended when the U.S. entered World War 2. Jobs to make weapons and vehicles were given to people, and the economy started to recover.
How it started
On October 19, 1929, the stock market crashed. The day was known as "Black Tuesday". As the market crashed, people began to panic.
Life During the Great Depression
Life during the great depression was very hard. Many banks and businesses closed down and nearly 15 million people became unemployed. African Americans jobs were taken and given to whites.
How they may have added to the struggle
Positivity (how people made the best of it)
Most people usually coped with the depression by reading books, watching movies at local theaters, and listening to music. This helped them stay positive and forget their everyday problems, at least for a little while.
Scout and Jem
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Farmers weren't affected by the Great Depression, because they could feed themselves. But, the Dust Bowl had struck at the same time. No money, no food.
Teenagers that felt they were a burden to their families ran away from home, and moved around by freight train. 85 % of these searched for employment. This was called "riding the rails".
The Great Depression was a terrible time in history that left many americans jobless, and lasted from 1929 to 1939.
Because companies had to conserve money, they cut back on workers' wages and hours, and in many cases, fire them. Consumers stopped buying, causing more cutbacks.
President Hoover was voted out and President Roosevelt was elected as president. Roosevelt got the economy back on track again. Also the Works Progress Administration (WPA) made jobs for unemployed citizens.
Scout and Jem were both very fortunate to have Atticus and Calpurnia. They had food, a home, and clothes unlike Dill, who did secretly suffer from the Great Depression.
The dust bowl put usually safe farmers in danger because it made them unable to feed themselves and their families, therefore adding to the struggle.
In conclusion, The great depression was a time that left many Americans jobless and without hope, and it affected many people, including Scout and Jem Finch.
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