To Kill a Mockingbird Kylie Gores

Stock Market Crash

The Great Depression was a hard time for some people that were born or alive in the 1920s and the 1930s. It all started when the stock market crashed in 1929 because unsold goods began to pile up and store owners did not know what to do with all the unsold goods back then. Stock prices began continue to rise and fall by the end of the year. The Great Depression didn't end until the end of the 1930s by the time WWII started.

The New Deal

The New Deal took place between 1933 and 1939 and during this time Franklin D. Roosevelt was the president of the United States of America. The New Deal took action to bring about immediate economic relief as well as reforms in industry, agriculture, finance, water power, labour, and housing, vastly increasing the scope of the federal government’s activities. Much of the New Deal legislation was enacted within the first three months of Roosevelt’s presidency, which became known as the Hundred Days.

Civil Rights Movement

The Civil Rights Movement happened 100 years after the Emancipation Proclamation. African Americans thought that the were being treated unfairly from the other people in American at the time. Southern states still inhabited a starkly unequal world of disenfranchisement. The Civil Rights Movement made a lot of riots happen out on the streets, stores, and sometimes buses.Many leaders from within the African American community and beyond rose to prominence during the Civil Rights era, including Martin Luther King, Jr., Rosa Parks, Malcolm X, Andrew Goodman and others. They risked—and sometimes lost—their lives in the name of freedom and equality.

Racism

The 1930's were a turbulent time for race relations in America. Many New Deal programs gave black Americans opportunities they had often lacked in the past, while also helping to bring their daily struggles to light for Northerners. Such federal programs as The Federal Music Project, Federal Theater Project, and Federal Writers project enabled black artists to find word during the depression, often times creating art or stories which portrayed the historic and present situation of blacks in the South. Projects chronicling the lives of former slaves were also begun under the auspices of these programs.

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