The Great Depression began in 1929, when stocks on the New York Stock Exchange lost half of their value. As stocks continued to fall, businesses began to fail and unemployment rose dramatically. Life savings were lost and banks had failed, leaving many Americans with nothing. All around people began to lose their jobs and homes. Forced to live on the streets and live in shacks.
It’s hard to get through a day during the great depression. Everyday, my family worries about my father's job. Now there's one more thing to add to the pile of worries. The dust bowl. The storms have been going on for about 3 years now.
There was a little boy John and his family was living through the Great depression. His mama and papa owned a farm in the valley. John and his sister Carrie had to go to school barefoot during the summer and only got to wear shoes during the winter because they couldn’t buy shoes for the summer because of how poor the Great Depression made them. So every time John and Carrie went to school in the summer they wouldn’t wear shoes and the ground would burn their feet because of how hot the cement would be from the weather. One school when John and Carrie got to school, they got “new” books.
Walker Evans had his own view on the great depression, and used photography to express the hardships people then had to face. His photography expressed much paucity, impoverishment, and depression. When you examine these photos you see much paucity, they have minimal items, such as food and water. You can see that many are very skinny and unhealthy. During the 1930s many families endured impoverishment, they were often very dirty, they didn’t have clean clothes.
The most significant event in American history that brought tension among different groups particularly class groups was during the great depression. In 1929, when the stock market crashed and many banks closed for the people would be rushing to the banks to get their money out. Many middle class families became irate because everyone (the middle class and lower class) was for the most part money equal. There were several murders and suicide all over money. There were many letters wrote to the Roosevelts asking for help because you could not ask others for help for people’s pride was in the way or others did not have anything to give.
In the 1920’s, business was booming, normal people were gaining wealth and there was a revolution in the public’s view of women. These advances led the world to believe that life could only get better. When President Hoover was inaugurated he saw a bright future for the country. This belief was sadly only wishful thinking because the next decade experienced woe after woe due to the carelessness of the 1920’s. The Great Depression was caused by multiple issues and many problems arose because of it.
By the mid-1930s, the effects of the Great Depression were being felt throughout American society, and Rothko had become concerned with the social and political implications of mass unemployment. This encouraged him to attend meetings of the leftist Artists ' Union. Here, amongst other issues, he and many other artists fought for a municipal gallery, which was eventually granted. Working in the Easel Division of the Works Progress Administration, Rothko met many other artists, yet he felt most at ease with a group that consisted mainly of other Russian Jewish painters. This group, which included such figures as Adolph Gottlieb, Joseph Solman and John Graham, showed together at Gallery Secession in 1934, and became known as "The Ten".
The Great Depression was a dark time in history where 13 million workers were jobless and companies were suffering. The Great Depression occurred in the 1930’s. Stock markets crashed, companies went out of business, and people were unemployed and poor. The president at the time, Herbert Hoover, was unsuccessful in his ability to stop the Great Depression which made lots of people head towards the president after him, Franklin Delano Roosevelt (FDR). FDR was successful and the Great Depression ended in 1939.
According to Simone M. Caron, during the great depression, the longest and deepest depression in the history of the USA from 1929 until 1939, so many changes occurred in all fields which led to people losing their jobs and not being able to support their families, thus, more and more Americans learned about birth control and used it as a manner to limit family size, therefore the population. As stated by History.com Staff, the great depression has arisen shortly after the stock market crash in October 1929 as consumer lost confidence in the stock market crash and decreased their spending, which piled up merchandise and slowed the production rate and caused businesses to fire their workers and throughout the years it became worse and worse.
THE GREAT DEPRESSION 1929 was the start of the deepest and darkest time for the United States Stock Market and the people of the United States. The Market crash, the loss of American jobs and homes, lead to one of the hardest downfalls in American history. Along with billions of dollars lost due to bad stock trading, over extending on personal credit and the spending of money that had yet to be produced. The American people never stood a chance and in a matter of 10 days the lives of almost everyone changed. In 1928 Herbert Hoover was elected as president.