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.
For almost 10 years, a drought ripped through the Midwest and affected families in a negative way. At the time of the Dust Bowl, the Great Depression was going on in America. In addition, President Herbert Hoover was not doing much to assist the farmers affected by the drought. FDR rolled along and put an end to all of this madness. During the “Dirty Thirties,” the Dust Bowl took place and affected farmers across the Midwest, resulting in less money and the collapse of business; however, the president enacted the New Deal which solved a lot of the problems.
In the 30’s, the complications that came along with the Great Depression affected the public severely. In 1929, a stock market crash changed the country remarkably. Poverty and unemployment were widespread in the United States. Factors that led up to the Great Depression include buying on credit, buying on margin, ____________ The Great Depression was catastrophic for everyone but as usual, the African-American population had it harder. During the Great Depression, most African-Americans were working on farms owned by white landowners.
The goods that were being imported after the Black Death were extremely overpriced but since the population size dropped the demand for food was lower therefore decreasing the prices of food (Spielvogel World History and Geography). It was challenging and unhygienic to exchange goods through trade or produce them thus the prices of imported goods shot up. To add more to the goods crisis, large amounts of farms and villages stopped producing goods simply because most of the people who lived there died. Since huge amounts of free land was left behind, people stopped paying their rent assuming that is was acceptable thus causing tax rates to decline. Financial businesses were deeply affected and destroyed because machines being used to build things were broken or abandoned and no one remained to fix them.
Before the Black Death, peasants had to be in debt to the lords in order to use their land. This system was unfair and it burdened peasants with obligations. When the Black Death happened, this system was changed. Many peasants died because of the plague, so there was a shortage in labor. Fields were abandoned and crops were not harvested.
The idea of new land to be discovered, full of plentiful crops and agricultural prosperity, now crushed by the dirt and dust found around every corner was devastating to not only the environment, but the people suffering. The already stamped down spirits of the families suffering from the effects of the Great Depression were only furthered by the lack of success in the Great Plains. “There were waves of so much dirt that, at times, there was zero visibility and everything was covered in dirt.” (americaslibrary.gov) In the literal sense, the people could no longer see what lies ahead of them, but internally, many were giving up hope on more than just their crops, but this crises ever ending. Finally, FDR’s Shelter belt Project began. The project calls for large-scale planting of trees such as red cedar and green ash to protect the land from erosion.
Due to this, many people were unemployed and money and food began to run low. Thence, this caused under-consumption which meant that increasingly the working classes could not afford to meet the demand for the volume of goods being produced as incomes lagged far behind the availability of new goods. Unfortunately, “the Great Plains were hit hard with both a drought and horrendous dust
From 1929 to 1939 the Great Depression turned people’s everyday lives into rough seeming to be never ending days of trying to find work and scraping up enough money to buy small unsatisfying amounts of food to feed their families. In Mildred Taylor’s Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry, the Great Depression plays a vital role in the story because, both blacks and whites were suffering due to poor conditions (also lead to sharecropping), people started losing their belongings and jobs, and the whites still thought they were better than blacks. In Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry, Mildred Taylor writes, "Neither boy had on shoes, and their Sunday clothing, patched and worn, hung loosely upon their frail frames. "(Taylor 152). This quote from Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry, shows that the boys didn’t have enough money to buy any decent clothes (or sometimes food) and this is how it was for many people, black or white.
The famine was caused by a slew of things ranging from economic mismanagement to environmental neglect.The causes stem from the collapse of the Soviet Union as it was its largest supplier of food aid, fuel and most other commodities that north korea didn't have much of.North Korea has an ideology called Juche (주체) which practices ‘Self Reliance’ which isn't a viable option for the country, given that 20% of it's land is arable and yet is not very fertile. Farmers were put in communal farms where they had to plant and grow what they were told to. These farmers either had no interest or experience with the crops and would often grow and not yield as much crop as desired. In some cases a lot of forests were destroyed to make new land and crops were grown on hillsides which made the land unstable and inarable. The effects were catastrophic except to those in the very few and far between of the North Korean elite who lived under a system which prioritised them, the military and then the people.
That was bad for the blacks and immigrants also. Many got put off as a direct result of the New Deal’s attempts to give the workers rights. Businessmen had hated the New Deal because it interfered with their businesses and supported workers’ rights. The rich people accused FDR of betraying his class. Henry Ford hired thugs to attack his trade union workers.
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.