Impact of the Great Depression on the Rural Population Students learn in history about the Great Depression and the events that occured with it like the New Deal and the stock market crash. As students we think the events that happened seem bad but if only we were there to see it first hand and to realize how hard the impact actually was. The Great Depression caused the rural families to go through the biggest struggles due to all the losses, changes they went through, and not having what they needed to survive or it getting destroyed. First what is the Great Depression
In 1929, the U.S. was hit with the worst economic crisis in the history of the country, the Great Depression. The Great Depression left millions of people unemployed and cost millions their life's savings. The Depression lasted for ten long years for the American people. Since the Great Depression ended, people have studied it, trying to figure out what happened that started it all. The problem was, in fact, the poor economic habits of the people at the time, such as speculation, income maldistribution, and overproduction.
Dust Bowl and Economics of the 1930s The Dust Bowl was a very desperate and troublesome time for America. The southwestern territories were in turmoil due to the arid effect of the drought causing no fertile soils. As the rest of America was being dragged along with the stock market crash and higher prices of wheat and crops since the producing areas couldn't produce. This was a streak of bad luck for the Americans as they were in a deep despair for a quite some time.
From our textbook we are able to learn the base information of the depression and migrant workers. The document provides a deeper insight with first hand views on the mistreatment of workers by wealthy landowners. First hand photographs allow a real view of how the impoverished migrant camps actually looked. The photos, along with Steinbeck's firsthand observations and genuine concern for the human suffering that was taking place allows for students to be further engaged into the topic. Our Texbook, Give Me Liberty, describes how the depression transformed American life.
In 1929, the stock market crashed, bringing economic devastation to all of America, and much of Europe. Many Americans were jobless and homeless, causing many problems all throughout America. The American citizens and people frantically tried to create coping methods fro life in poverty, and did what they had to survive, as our government was working to improve life for the American citizen. These fateful years would later be known as, “The Great Depression”, the greatest economic crisis in American History.
The Black Blizzards sweeping the plains of the 1930’s, better known as the Dust Bowl contributed to the extreme economic downturn of its time. These giant dust storms were caused mainly by a combination of environmental factors and human actions. In turn, these oversized storms caused many people to suffer from loss of crop, and eventually, forced innovation of farming techniques. Back in the “dirty thirties”, years 1934 to 1937, an extreme drought and the lack of strong root systems in the soil, causing wind storms, and the loss of crops. Dirt swirled into dense dust clouds, so dark you couldn't see through them.
The Great Depression era was one of the most severe hardships in United States history. The amount of suffering that ordinary Americans endured during the Depression was unprecedented. The Depression caused big businesses like Ford to layoff much of their workers during the Depression. This massive unemployment caused millions of workers to lose their homes and their livelihoods, puting Americans in destitute situations of extreme poverty. During the Depression the contemporary safety nets that existed to help take care of people when disaster struck had dried up and was unable to assist everyone.
Has someone ever talk to you about the Great Depression if not am here to explain how it all started. It all started on morning day in the early 1930 when soon people looked worried about their jobs because factories were going to unemployment workers. Which was not a great thing for the the people or the factories because if the workers were unemployment they would not have money to the buy the products from the stores. So at the end the great depression had a major impact on the United states. The reason was because many men had to have at least two different jobs in order for them to bring food for his family.
You gradually trudge away from your school that you have gone to since you were young. You continue to trudge away from the school and towards the rusty railroad. Once you had quietly sneaked onto the dirty, faded boxcar, you quietly sit trying to not draw attention to yourself. That day you go without food or water and it’s the same for many days after. You hold hope in finding a job, but as the days go on your hope lessens.
America faced many adversities in its past, one of its greatest adversities was not war nor disease, but in fact, an economic disaster. In the years of 1929 – 1939, America suffered exponential damage to its economy and stock market. The Great Depression had severe effects on the United States such as an economic crisis, the need for a new president, a call for action, and as seen in Of Mice and Men, the cause for migrant workers. The peak of the great depression was unarguably the hardest time of the whole great depression. Between the peak and the trough of the downturn, industrial production in the United States declined 47 percent and real Gross Domestic Product fell to 30 percent (Benson, “The Great Depression”).
As the drought began, prices of crops were decreased. This desperately caused farmers to start purchasing more and more crops, which then led to more soil being destroyed (17 Interesting Facts). The prices of crops were lowered, which allowed the farmers to add more acres, thinking they would produce more crops (Drought Basics). As the Dust Bowl proceeded, the farmers did not just watch their crops blow away, but their jobs as well (17 Interesting Facts). The farmers were not reeling in much money as they are used to, which inspired farmers to cultivate their fields (Drought Basics).
The Great Depression The Great Depression was by far one of the worst times of America’s history, and the world’s history. The Depression affected everyone except for the politicians and the wealthy. During the depression a lot of people lost their jobs which caused the unemployment rate to sky rocket to 14% of America’s population was unemployed, and the number would stay their till World War 2, and the depression started in the 1920’s. Middle class workers were hit the hardest in the depression. Most of the middle class citizens lost their jobs.
The Great Depression Did you know the Great Depression caused lives to fall apart? The Great Depression had many effects on people’s lives. People had to give up their civilization, sadly even their life. Some ways their lives were changed during the Great Depression are they had to work as much as possible, they had to limit their use of things, and even had to use one item for multiple things to keep money uses low.
Nishat kazi (Muniya) 11th grade The Great Depression was one of the worst downturn of economy in the history that took place during the 1930s. It had a catastrophic effect in countries on both rich and poor. Though there are a lot of causes behind the Great Depression,the main three causes were-1.Bank failure 2.Stock market crash 3.laissez faire.