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Rich vs Poor (Great Depression)

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zachary bouwsma

on 11 December 2014

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Transcript of Rich vs Poor (Great Depression)

The Great Depression
By: Jose Garcia
Zachary Bouwsma
Carlos Prado
Joseph De Luna

How the poor lived:
Average income of the American family dropped 40% from 1929 to 1932
Manufacturing employees earned about 17 dollars a week
Thousands of homeless families camped out on central park in New York City which was an empty reservoir during this time
Child labor became a necessity during the Great Depression to bring in income.
Poverty life
President F. D. Roosevelt
32nd President of the United States
Started numerous programs to help the poor get out of poverty
Very concerned with the poverty crisis caused by the Great Depression
Extremely well-liked by the "common" person in the United States
"Let Me Warn You"
President Hubert Hoover:
Was the 31st president during the United States.
Had the Hoover Dam built to help combat the ensuing Great Depression.
Was defeated in the 1932 election due to the downward economic spiral.
"Wall Street Crash of 1929"
Also known as "Black Tuesday"
"Roaring Twenties" and WWI were two main events leading up to the Crash
Americans emigrated all over the country to new cities to build and find new lives.
Fun Facts
Zippers became widely used because buttons became to expensive
Some 6,000 street vendors walked the streets of New York City in 1930 trying to sell apples for 5 cents.
President Hoover name became synonymous with hardships
Soup was called "Hoover Stew" and shantytowns made out of cardboard and sheets were called "Hoovervilles"
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