Then, the environment started to play a role. Major dust storms swept through the prairies, leaving farmers with no crops and no ways to get food or make money. These additional effects to the stock market crash made the banks take people’s belongings, homes, vehicles, and anything that they had. The future looked bleak during this time for many. In the short story, “The Lamp at Noon” by Sinclair Ross, the author develops this idea that the negative effects of the Great Depression clearly affect the future of the individuals and their children.
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 great depression had a negative impact on the lives of Americans. The great depression effected people all through out the nation, it was a global event. Many lives were greatly negatively affected. First off the great depression left many people homeless with no money or food. Family roles changed men struggled to find jobs.
The Great Depression: The Pinnacle of Desolation The Great Depression; one of the lowest points in human history. The world had entered a deep chasm of despair. People were without the money necessary to feed their families and were thus in a forced migration. The population donned the mask of nomads once more by following the migration of sporadic jobs to feed their starving families.
This negatively affected the people who were migrating and were in direct competition for jobs with longer- established residents and would keep creating conflict with those people. “Many people were not able to make a living in drought-stricken regions and were forced to migrate to other areas in search of a new livelihood. ("Drought in the Dust Bowl") Many people had no choice to leave which affected them in a personal way because they had to forced to leave in search of a new livelihood because they will mostly not survive through the Dust Bowl. ”In addition, because of poverty and high unemployment, migrants added to local relief efforts, sometimes overburdening relief and health agencies. ”
This is because many people lost family members, money, and homes. A lot of people died from starvation and disease. Many banks failed, causing people who had money in that bank to lose it. Many people were left homeless and even died. Finally, Herbert Hoover made the Hoover Dam in 1931, to control flooding and generate electricity in the area.
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.
President Herbert Hoover made efforts to try to fix the great depression. Many people disliked him as a president and complained he didn’t even care. However he at least tired to help people recover from the great depression. Some policies he created were the Hoover Moratorium, the Federal Home Loan Bank Act of 1932, and the Great New Deal. Hoover created the Hoover Moratorium to end the war debts however it didn’t help with the economic crisis.
People were afraid and concerned since they had a major insufficiency of jobs, supplies and shelter. Many companies began to enforce wage cutbacks and increased workload. Relief was not being offered to all the unfortunate Canadians who did not have a job. Many people were laid off from factories which meant that supplies were scarce as not many people could afford to provide for their family’s, people turned to the government to find a solution. I believe that their expectations were much too high as the government was struggling too.
In the South towards the 1930´s there was a lot going on. People suffered from The Great Depression and became gloomy. So many people lost their jobs and business´s went bankrupt. Money became a big issue and families had a hard time trying to stay alive and healthy. Farmers had no other choice but to grow cotton because it was an only resource to them.
The Great Depression was an economic catastrophe in the 1930s that left millions of Americans unemployed and impoverished. According to the article, one-fourth of the workforce was unemployed, and the agriculture income also dropped down by 30%. As a result, the national income was cut down by one half. Due to the economic crisis and the highest unemployment rate during the Great Depression, a new kind of poor Americans was created; the “new” poor population included former middle-class and working-class who had lost everything such as jobs, homes, and savings. The increased in poverty had led to an increased need of assistances from the government and private assistance.
The Great Depression: A hopeless time in America The dramatic effects of the late 1920s was a time of tremendous downturn. The miserable failure of the economy was a cause of worldwide disaster. No one saw this crisis coming. No one saw how much damage it would put America through.
The Great depression affected many Americans and their lives. All of the jobs were shut down due to money shortages. If that business doesn’t get money then the people who was working that business doesn’t get money either. So many other things caused the great depression.
The Great Depression was not only one of the defining moments in American history, but also one of the most difficult hardships Americans faced. During the Great Depression, which was ignited by the stock market crash of 1929, people faced unemployment, poverty, and changes in government the ultimately shaped America today. Many people believe that The Great Depression began when the stock market crashed on October 29, 1929 (“The Great Depression,” American Express). In the mid to late 1920’s the stock market grew majorly, the stock prices skyrocketed gaining interest from all kinds of people.
The Great Depression was without a doubt, a rough time for America and the American economy. Whilst the economy was severely damaged, it affected the people the most. The vast majority, if not all of the citizens had been forced into poverty, struggling to support themselves, where others have family to care for. A wide majority of the citizens resorted to getting multiple jobs. Yet despite this, those whom participated in multiple careers had no reliable income.