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American History

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on 4 December 2013

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Transcript of American History

American History
During the Great Depression, many Dust Bowl farmers packed their families into cars and headed where?
Many dust bowl farmers packed their families into cars, tied their few possessions on the back, and looked for work in the agricultural fields or cities of the west- their role as independent land owners gone forever.
Why did the farmers go?
The farmers lost crops, went bankrupt and then went on strike.
Who were the Presidents during the 1930’s?
The presidents of the 1930s were Herbert Hoover and Franklin D. Roosevelt.
What did the sculptor Gutzon Borglum create?
The sculptor Gutzon Borglum the Mount Rushmore Memorial
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Observe the painting American Gothic (on the website). Describe Grant Wood’s famous work. What does it look like? What kind of life does it portray?
An old man and a women standing next to each other, the man is holding a pitch fork and the women is looking at him as he stares straight ahead. It portrays a southern theme.

Observe the painting American Gothic (on the website). Describe Grant Wood’s famous work. What does it look like? What kind of life does it portray?
What was fashion like during the 1930’s? Observe the pictures on the site and read about the trends during the times.
Paris fashions became too expensive for all but the very rich. Clothes had to last a long time so styles did not change every season. The simple print dress with a waist line replaced the flapper attire of the 1920's. Men's pants were wide and high wasted. Sweater vests were an alternative to the traditional matching vest of the three piece suit. Hats were mandatory for the well dressed male.
Who were some of the prominent authors of the time? What famous works did they write.
Many of American's most diminished writers produced works of fiction during the thirties. The list includes such names as F. Scott Fitzgerald, Ernest Hemingway, and Thornton Wilder.
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