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Life During the Depression

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TwoWords BadWolf

on 29 April 2010

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Transcript of Life During the Depression

Section 2:
Life During the Depression Struggling to Get By -People often went hungry
-Food and Soup Lines
-NYC's YMCA fed up to 12,000 people daily
-Families lost their homes
-Bailiffs ejected the non-paying tennants
-Shantytowns or Hoovervilles
-Hobos would wander the country or ride the rails The Dust Bowl -Crop prices dropped, left fields uncultivated, then a drought struck the Great Plains
-From the Dakotas to Texas, this became the Dust Bowl
-Dust storms on the rise
- People would die of suffocation
-Many families would move west to California to start a new life
Art and Entertainment - People wanted entertainment to escape their worries Hollywood -Shirley Temple
-Marx Brothers
-King Kong
-Walt Disney
-Snow White and Mickey Mouse
-Mr. Smith Goes to washington
-The Wizard of Oz
-Gone with the Wind On the Air -Comedians
-Jack Benny, George Burns, Gracie Allen
-Loan Ranger
-Soap Operas
-The Guiding Light -John Steinbeck and "The Grapes of Wrath"
-William Faulkner and "The Sound and the fury'
-Batman and Superman
-life and time magazines
-aMERICAN gothic Literature and Art
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