The Depression Worsens


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The Depression Worsens

  1. 1. The Depression Worsens
  2. 2. How groups coped with economic effects of the depression
  3. 3. Farmers <ul><li>Used crops as fuel to heat homes </li></ul><ul><li>Destroyed food shipments to try and raise crop prices </li></ul>
  4. 4. Homeless <ul><li>Moved in with relatives </li></ul><ul><li>Set up Hoovervilles </li></ul><ul><li>Slept on streets, in rusted cars, sewer pipes, and on park benches </li></ul>
  5. 5. Veterans
  6. 6. Unemployed <ul><li>Obtained food in breadlines and soup kitchens </li></ul><ul><li>Went on public relief, when it existed </li></ul><ul><li>Sold apples </li></ul><ul><li>Begged </li></ul><ul><li>Led hunger riots </li></ul>
  7. 7. Why do you think the American people were ready for a presidential change in 1932? <ul><li>The lack of any consistent or overall governmental response to the Depression or direct aid to suffering people made Americans willing to take a chance </li></ul><ul><li>on a new administration </li></ul>