The great depression caused a bunch of grief on the families due to all the events killing of their family members, separating families, and leaving them hungry. At this point of the Great Depression, many americans and others around the world thought that they were going to lose everything and the economy was never going to get better. The great depression also known as “Black Tuesday” started October 29, 1929, while President Herbert Hoover was in office. While in presidency Hoover only came up with hoovervilles to get the homeless have a place to stay, soup kitchens were thought of for the homeless to eat, and people also gave their scrap clothes to the homeless to have a little extra warmth during the cold weather.
The author includes small sections inside the book that focus on the entire situation rather than the one family, these sections give further description on the dust bowl situation and offer metaphors to link to the story while reading. The Joad's are a family consisting of two young children, three women, and seven men who have been entirely affected by the storm and are making their way to California. Tom Joad, the lead male character, is released from jail after serving a short murder sentence and he discovers his family farm has been abandoned, he later finds them and the family prepares for their travels. With little to no possessions or money remaining, warnings of none existing jobs, unkind encounters with strangers, and a couple family deaths, they make their way from camp to camp where small jobs were provided.
Dust Bowl is related to To Kill A Mockingbird. Because like to To Kill a Mockingbird people back then were impoverished and had dreadful living conditions. But most of all it was hard on both white and black people because it was hard for them to make money. Also to provide for their families. That is how To Kill a Mockingbird is related to the Dust
The Dust Bowl "The Dust Bowl drought of the 1930s was one of the worst environmental disasters of the Twentieth Century anywhere in the world" (Cook). The Dust Bowl had a huge impact on the people of New Mexico, Texas, Oklahoma, Kansas, and the rest of the great plains, and the families living there, including my family. My great grandmother was a teenager during the Dust Bowl, she would often share of her experience and what happened during that time. She told us so we would continue her legacy, and the stories of the Dust Bowl, and the sickness and the hardship of the farming families, and how America pulled out of this disaster. Because the government had sold all this land to farmers they were all planting and turning and working the
This quote proves that Scout and Jem are scared of Boo because of the gruesome acts and small crimes he is blamed for, but may not have even committed. In the story they also explain how Scout and Jem run past the house and do not walk past the house. This quote proves this, “Jem said he reckoned he wasn’t, he’d passed the Radley Place every school day of his life. ‘Always runnin’,’ I said (Harper Lee 16-17).
In the book To Kill A Mockingbird made by Harper Lee , many different people are discriminated against, for their color or gender like Tom Robison and even Scout.. But one character is discriminated against very early in the book, Walter Cunningham, who was discriminated by class. To start with, Walter Cunningham is from a family of farmers. This means he is a class below the citizens of Maycomb. But this also means that he(and all other farmers) got hit hard by the depression and are very poor.
During the Great Depression a Midwestern phenomenon called the Dust Bowl affected many lives of newly settled Americans throughout the Great Plains region. Otherwise known as the “Dirty Thirties”, a storm of dry weather caused farmers and villagers to abandon their homes in hope to survive the deadly threat of the storm. The Dust Bowl was a big contributing factor to the Great Depression agriculturally, and economically. During the 1930’s America suffered extreme temperatures. A drought forming across all farm lands due to failure of successful crop rotation cause dust to form.
Migrant workers are people from foreign countries that come to the U.S. to find paying jobs. Migrant workers had to work hard physical jobs for long hours everyday. They also had very poor living conditions because of the money the earned. The start of the droughts started in 1931 and the start of dust storms started in 1931. The dust bowl killed many people from filling people's lungs with dirt.
Unfortunately it became worse. Document D states “Many more, however, stayed put, covering their windows with a water-soaked sheet, eating jack rabbit stew at a kitchen table where an “eating” cloth covered all the plates and drinking cups. Children died from breathing in dust. They called it “dust pneumonia.” Writer Timothy Egan has titled his book on Dust Bowl history as The Worst Hard Time.”
Like Bob Ewell for example when he was killed. In To Kill a Mockingbird, it says, "At that moment Aunt Alexandra came to the door and called us, but she was too late. It was Miss Stephanie's pleasure to tell us this morning Mr. Bob Ewell stopped Atticus on the post office corner, spat in his face, and told him he'd get him if it took the rest of his life." (page 217). This shows Bob being treated equally by being killed because he wasn’t a nice person.
During the 1929 - 1939 many people were in debt and a lot of jobs were lost. The Great Depression was bad it affected the whole world, the hoover dam was created and the welfare system was also a result of the Depression. The Great depression had alot of effects on people and the world. The trading routes with other countries to America stopped.
Jem Finch In Harper Lee’s To Kill a MockingBird has a very large impact on the U.S because it is basically the sum up of what happened in the south in the 1930’s. The 1930’s was the time of the great depression and many people were poor and many people were laid off because companies couldn 't pay them. In the small town of Maycomb, Alabama it shows some of the poverty some of the families lived in and the racism in the south during this time.
When their farms got ruined they knew that they continue their life there. So many of them migrated to California. “Around the 1940’s more than 2.5 million people had decided to leave the states that were affected by the Dust Bowl. About 10 percent of the population from the states decided to move to California”
The rise and fall of the Populist party all started when farmers from all over the nation gathered together and addressed some common problems that they were facing. Farmers were stuck in a bad economic cycle. Prices for their crops were falling, and unfortunately farmers often had to mortgage their farms so that they could buy more land and produce more crops in order to “flourish”. There was very little suitable land to farm and cultivate and banks were foreclosing on the mortgages of farmers who could not make the payments on their loans. Moreover, the railroads were being taken advantage of farmers by charging excessive prices for shipping and storage.
The Great Depression of 1929 was one of America’s most influential downfalls that crippled society for years. The depression caused many years of failure and poverty for almost all of society. The government’s role during these times was crucial and critical for turning around the economy. The depression had a major effect on government’s power and involvement with the people and states. The government was less involved before the depression.