The sugar act, which was passed a little under a year ago, already made things very hard on the family and this would just make matters worse. The sugar act put taxes on sugar and molasses. The Cranes ' were not very happy about this second act that Britain was enacting. Everything was extremely hard on Bruce Crane because he did not earn a lot with his job at the local iron factory. He had to support himself, his wife Janet Crane, and his three children, Alice, age 13, Ella, age 9 and their 5 month old brother, Oliver.
Essay Rough Draft... The U.S. lagged significantly behind Europe in providing electricity to rural areas, which were places with very few buildings and people. This was due to the unwillingness of power companies to serve farmsteads. This was a problem because without electricity these farmsteads could not expand their crop fields, which meant people living there would be lacking in food and produce. On May 11, 1935, President Franklin Delano Roosevelt created the Rural Electrification Act to ensure that farmsteads of rural areas had electricity to expand and produce.
According to the World Bank, more than fifty percent of citizens in Malawi were living beneath the poverty line in 2010. This widespread poverty often forces African citizens to utilize cheap materials that more fortunate people might view as worthless. The Boy Who Harnessed The Wind, written by William Kamkwamba and Bryan Mealer, tells the story of how William Kamkwamba, an ordinary Malawian boy, creates electricity for his entire town simply by recycling old materials and teaching himself to build a windmill. William constantly faces negativity and challenges in his journey to make his dream a reality. However, the adversity he faces pushes him to keep going and make the best of what he has.
The Great Depression, the worst economic downturn in the history of the industrialized world was at its lowest point in 1933, the beginning of the book. Over 15 million Americans were unemployed, and half of the country's banks had failed, malnutrition was a big problem for children due to their parents not being able to afford food for them, and many families were evicted from the houses or lands that they lived on. During this period, most African Americans worked on farms that were owned by white landowners and lived in rural areas. While life before the Great Depression was already arduous for African Americans, their living conditions worsened due to the fact that the farmers they worked for lost their land. As previously mentioned, food prices had deflated causing farmers to not be able to make a profit off of their land.
to recover from this depression. The unprecedented occurrences which happened in the late 1920’s and 1930’s caused much to change in America: socially, financially, and politically. Many laws and regulations were passed to prevent something similar from happening in the future, such as the Agricultural Adjustment Organization, the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, and the National Recovery Administration (Timeline). People who lived during the Great Depression often suffered because of it for the rest of their lives. People were forced to be stingy to survive, and after the depression was over they squandered their money on luxuries and necessities alike.
Many teachers in schools were forced to stop working because the government could no longer pay them. During the Great Depression the Hoover Dam was built. The Dam was built on October 9, 1936. When this was being built it created many jobs for people during the Depression. The Hoover Dam was created in Nevada and produced electricity
It has been a big change in America, since the 1930’s. African American’s weren’t allowed to vote, they were discriminated against for many years. Unfortunately, the laws in the 1930’s, also prevented women rights to vote. Women also had to obtain an education to work in a man’s world. Even though it was hard for African American’s, it was also even harder for immigrants that migration to the United States, due to The Great Depression.
Both, urban and rural Americans suffered during the Great Depression, but not in the same way. Many urban Americans had to deal with living in large communities of homes made out of cardboard boxes due to homelessness and lack of food in the cites (Schultz, 2013). At the same time, rural Americans were losing their farms due to the crops as a result of the drought. The Great Depression was a perfect time for the Communist Party of the United States to thrive, as a large portion of Americans believed that Capitalism was the cause of the whole thing. However, others such as Bonus Army, also used this time to further their cause of getting back pay for serving in World War I.
The social welfare has been a debatable argument for year in the U.S, many since the people have different beliefs in the welfare policy. Many time being is that the federal government had chosen to stay away from social welfare while also choosing to be heavily involved with it, making the federal agencies heavily involved in policy making. Since poverty was considered a problem, they believe that the problem would get better within time if there was a sudden change to make anti-poverty programs. In the great depression 1930’s the local and state government provided support for the poor, many assistances coming from churches were people would receive free food and agencies supplying the size of aid available to them. Since the economic depression “Welfare assistance was beyond the financial resources of the state” as a result the federal government needed to provide a collection of funds to states to at least let individuals live life the minimum and provide reliefs of people’s immediate needs.
Food and medicine imports were severely slowed. The loss of nearly all of the petroleum imports from the Soviet Union had the biggest impact on Cuba due to its dependency of fossil fuels. Without the petroleum of the Soviet Union, consumption levels decreased 20% of its previous level within two years causing the transport, industrial and agricultural systems to become practically non-existent. There was also an extensive losses of productivity in both Cuban agriculture and industrial capacity because of the inability to power modern machinery such as tractors, combines, and harvesters, all of which required petroleum to run. Additionally, Cuba had been re-exporting excess Soviet petroleum that was not consumed to other nations for profit.
Miners had to go through many struggles whether it be being paid so little it results in poverty and hunger, working through dangerous conditions that cause accidents and miners being seriously injured and killed, when protesting for these rights for decent pay and better safety they were beaten by company thugs or even the police, they lived in company towns that helped little and made debts go up which resulted in families being forced out of their company houses, and when finally getting these basic rights many miners fell ill due to breathing in the coal dust for many years and no protection from it. Coal mining may have created jobs for poor men and immigrants, and earned the government money yet miners and their families for many years were ignored and looked after so terribly that many lives were lost too prematurely. "The company couldn 't be loved as it many times in the past proved, it didn 't love us." -James McLachlin (miner and union
The worst man made ecological disaster in American history; The Dust Bowl. During The Great Depression, jobs, money, and food were scarce it forced the farmers to over work the soil because there was very little money and food them. So,they had to plant more crops to make ends met. But they did not realize that they were braking up the dirt creating the dust bowl. The first dust blizzard was in 1931.And there was also a drought in 1931-1939 that dried the area.
The infant mortality rate is 104.34 deaths/1,000 live births, I found this an interesting fact because it is sad and good to share this struggle how not all countries have as great medical attention as we do. In 2011-2012 there was a bad harvest which caused food stocks to be lower than usual. The farmers couldn 't meet their food needs without help. The low food levels then affects the stock breeders due to the feed balance deficit. This shortage makes it difficult for breeders to sell their livestock because nobody wants to come forth and buy it.