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    • The Great Depression
      By: MaddySiebold, Emily Shearman, Megan Ryan, John Onorati, Jens Peterson, Jane Gross, and Robyn Clifford-Howard
    • Brief Summary
      The Great Depression was said to have begun with the stock market crash in October 1929. Two months after the crash, stockholders had lost over 40 billion dollars. Throughout the 1930s, people lived in poverty. People throughout the country were in need of food, clothing and shelter. It was a time of dept, unemployment, poverty, and hunger. It is one of the lowest points in American history, and will never be forgotten.
    • Causes of The Great Depression
      Problems in Industry
      Problems in Farming
      Drought conditions
      Consumer spending
      No need for goods
      Distribution of wealth
      Stock market crash of 1926
      Bank Failures
    • Effects of The Great Depression
      Over thirty-four million Americans unemployed
      Massive poverty
      Homelessness
      Devastation on American Farms
      Only food being imported and exported
      People not able to care for their families
      Death caused by starvation
    • Dept
      Very easy to fall into debt during the Great Depression
      Farms had to be sold. Therefore taking away family incomes
      No personal profit for the seller
      High pricing on housing and living expenses brought several people into dept
      Dept caused people to owe their employers money
    • The Dust Bowl
      Violent dust storms
      common occurance in the panhandle region
      Over cultivation and drought caused millions of tons of topsoil to be blown into the air
      The dust reaching as far as New York
      These dust storms gave the “dust bowl” its name.
    • Children and Teenagers
      Most children who had working parents had an everyday life
      In some households, when parents became employed, the children took over the working role.
      Began work at a very young age
      Played board games such as “Scrabble”, “Monopoly”, or cards
      When the weather got better, most children left school to maintain their family’s fields
      On these farms, children had to do things such as hauling water, gathering eggs, tending the gardens, and finding useful wood
      250,000 young people were homeless during the depression. Most of these homeless teens became Nomads and traveled on highways and rail roads
      A quarter of the nations homeless people were young children or teens