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Great Depression

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Keilee Elmer

on 16 October 2014

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Transcript of Great Depression

Of Mice and Men
About the Great Depression
What was the Great Depression?
Causes of the Great Depression
What was ranch life like?
Migrant workers
By: Keilee Elmer, Katy Edwards, Kenzie LaFave, Brittany Decker
Stock Market Crash of 1929
Bank Failures
Dust Bowl
Reduction in sales across border
American economic policies with Europe
Unequal distribution of wealth
Unfair treatment from landowners.
Workers were very underpaid.
Migrant workers do still exist today but are rare to be found
Usually just seasonal workers in agricultural industry
They are all usually found in the U.S.

Work was mentally and physically demanding.
The Great Depression began in 1929 and lasted until about 1939.
It was the longest and most severe Depression in the western industry world.
Many people lost their jobs and families were struggling to even support their children.
Who were the Migrant workers?
How were they affected?
People from Oklahoma, the Great Plains, Arkansas, and poor countries with low employment. These people searched for work since stable jobs were unpopular.
Not a lot of food, disease was spread easily since sanitation was low, workers were very lonely since they moved farm to farm
Workers were forced to move farm to farm.
Jobs were threatened constantly
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