So they could buy food and have a roof over their heads. Because they had no more land of homes. The Dust Bowl is associate to the great depression because the dust bowl caused a drought throughout parts of America. Which lead to a food shortage and the market to crash. I think the dust bowl could of be prevented.
As babies, we had to wake up before four in the morning just to be able to get a spot. As children, this was extremely exhausting, most children at our ages were asleep not arranging merchandise in the teeth chattering cold, or the blazing sun. From four in the morning to five in the afternoon, an agonizing fourteen hours in that dreadful market that robbed us of our childhood. This routine was not only stressful for us kids, it was also stressful for our parents. They noticed just how much it hurt the entire family, but not having actual jobs they had no choice because the flea market brought bread to our table.
The first stage of the Khmer Rouge regime was to send the 2 million cambodians to labor camps to work on farms where there wasn’t enough food, little medical attention and harsh working conditions (“Killing Fields”, 2008). They were forced out of their homes and forced on a long journey which showed to be dangerous for the very young and old, as many of them ended up dying along the way. Soon after many more died from starvation and random executions (Spangenburg and Moser 56-57). If you lived in Cambodia during that time, you would be sent to a labor camp without any choice, and without any information of where you were going. They didn’t give them any food when they were on a monthlong journey and many ended up starving.
Many people across the US live in poverty, all those people have completely different definitions of the dream. The dreams could be so simple like just getting a job one day, or feeding their family. People who live in the US have lots of obstacles for getting the american dream, they’re just different than
The majority did not plan to stay in America for too long because they were only considered to be migrant workers. These migrant workers encountered many hardships. They were overworked and underpaid. They also lived in deplorable conditions and all for the sake of bringing money back home to their family. So many lost their lives during their journey and so many died because the harsh conditions of their labor.
Richard was no stranger to poverty, “Hunger was with us always. Sometimes the neighbors would feed us or a dollar bill would come in the mail from my grandmother.” (Wright, page 28) Poverty caused many people to go without food, sometimes for days. Jobs were hard to find and if you did get a job it had long hours and almost no pay. Wright spent many long, agonizing nights without eating dinner. This was reality for many.
It certainly did not help that the amount of food available to the population was short due to the agricultural damage of “the dust bowl”. The most common crimes were petty theft and prostitution, and during the worst times many would also turn to murder and alcohol smuggling. Kids were pulled out of school in order to support their families by working on farms or in factories, and together with the few adults that were able to get a job, they would often work long days for either starvation wages or no wage at all. Some kids would also run away from home due to poverty and family problems. This desperation that led people to commit crimes can also roughly be seen in chapter six of Steinbeck’s novel, when George tells Lennie that he would have it easier without him, and ends up killing Lennie, his companion.
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.We first see the importance of this difference when Scout goes to school on her first day.
In the book it was well known that a certain family in the town that got treated very poorly because of how they got their income and how much they got from it compared to every other person in town. Life in the 1930’s compared to the book and real life are on par. African Americans were treated very poorly for all the work they did and pay poorly as well. But also some families were entirely treated bad because of how much they made or what they did. Tolerance back then was a entire different ball game, Adults and kids looked down on most depending on wealth, skin color, or even by gender.
Life of an Indentured Servant Life was not easy in my hometown as there was poverty and hunger everywhere. At a young age of 14, I have seen many difficult times as I saw my parents and siblings going without food for days. My name is Paul, a 14 years old English boy from Bristol, England. There were a bunch of traders who came in our town and offered us jobs in America. “Earning wages at all was difficult in England since job opportunities were shrinking” (The American Promise 65).
During the Great Depression, life wasn’t easy. Many farmers lost their farms (about.com) and many familes lost their savings as the numerous amount of banks collapsed in the early 1930s. Because these familes could to not pay for rent payments or mortgage, they were forced out of their homes or were evicted from their apartments. Unemployed and underemployed male heads of the familes founded the depression to be extremely difficult, because in thraditional concepts, the men were the providers of the familes.
I chose this topic because there seems to be a growing epidemic of homeless veterans in our country. This is very sad when you think of how those men and women voluntarily signed up to serve. There are so many Americans that live by the slogan “Land of the Free because of the Brave” yet, you have so many brave men and women eating out of garbage cans and sleeping under bridges. According to the National Coalition for Homeless Veterans there are several factors that contributed to displacement of veterans such as shortage of affordable housing, low income, and inadequately healthcare. As well as the lack of family and social support not to mention the returning home wounded veterans suffering with the post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), depression
Servitude was often another demanding ordeal faced by migrants. Indentured servants were often worked too hard on plantations and many who worked on plantations were treated like slaves. An example of this would be Richard Frethorne 's letter to his parents describing the conditions he worked under. Frethorne stated, "You would understand our sad and unfortunate situation if you could hear the people crying day and night like I do." He then explained how the indentured servants rarely wore clothes and that they barely got food at all.
The Great Depression cause great impact to the people during the time. It cause people to be homeless, unemployed, starved, sick, and the kids had to stop school to work. Money was a big problem because there was a lot of bills and mouth to feed but there is no money to paid. Day by day all the people tried to lived off what they have but not enough when the economy is at its worst. The people who got effected the worst are the African American, Hispanics, and others poor people.
This is shown through Francie consistently being without food due to poverty, and having to discover for herself in a very difficult way that hunger was a painfully real issue. Food is essential to a growing child and while she may have grown accustomed to hunger pains, Francie was deprived of important nutrients. When the family did have food, it was often only bread or inexpensive meat; vegetables were not by any means a staple in the Nolan’s diet, causing their immune systems to suffer. In addition to this, Francie had to work rather than continue her education, because her family desperately needed money after her father’s death. Much of Francie’s young life revolved around school and her writing, making school very meaningful to her.