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The Great Depression: Life During the Depression and The Go
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US History Spiconardi Hard Times for Americans Hardships Americans Faced Unemployment Unemployment rate sky rockets from 3 in 1929 to 25 in 1933 Hard Times for Americans Family Life Many fathers left families to find work elsewhere ID: 458311 Download Presentation

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Slide1

The Great Depression: Life During the Depression and The Government’s Response

US History: SpiconardiSlide2
Slide3

Hard Times for Americans

Hardships Americans Faced

Unemployment

Unemployment rate sky rockets from 3% in 1929 to 25% in 1933Slide4

Hard Times for Americans

Family Life

Many fathers left families to find work elsewhere

Children couldn’t go to

school

Why?

School boards didn’t have money to keep schools open

Marriage rate decreasesFewer children per familyWhy? Parents couldn’t afford to feed large familiesSlide5

Hard Times for Americans

Shanty towns

Many Americans lost their homes so they built shanty towns

Shanty towns

 slum settlements constructed by impoverished people out of scrap materials

The shanty towns were referred to as

Hoovervilles

President Herbert Hoover was blamed for not helping suffering Americans enoughSlide6

Hooverville

in SeattleSlide7

Hard Times for Americans

Deterioration of Health

Many Americans suffered from malnutrition

Undernourished people fall more easily to disease

Americans on line at soup kitchenSlide8

Americans making a back run to withdraw their savingsSlide9

Man in Manhattan lying down on a pierSlide10

“Migrant Mother” – mother of seven children struggling through the Great Depression in CaliforniaSlide11

Men line up for free bread from the Grocers’ Association.Slide12

A man trying to sell his car after losing his money in the Stock MarketSlide13

An unemployed man tries to sell apples on the street to earn moneySlide14

Why are there so many apples that have been eaten on the ground?

What does the cartoon show about life during the Great Depression?Slide15

Explain why this locality’s chamber of commerce posted this billSlide16

Explain the juxtaposition between the advertisement and the food lineSlide17

Men in Chicago advertising themselves for a job. How do they market themselves?Slide18

Unemployment march in New JerseySlide19

Children picketing a construction companySlide20

Homework

Choose one of the following three photos. Place yourself in that photograph and either write a diary entry or create a back story.

1-page

Typed or neatly written in blue or black ink

Proper heading (no writing in the top margin)Slide21
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