The Great Depression and the dust bowl by payton B and kaylie may

The Great Depression was a severe worldwide economic depression that took place during the 1930s. Most believe it started on Black Tuesday (October 29, 1923), and it ended in 1939.

The struggles of life

Black Tuesday (October 29th, 1929) was the day the stock market crashed, and was the start of the Great Depression.

During the Great Depression, worldwide GDP fell by an estimated 15%. Personal income, tax revenue, profits and prices dropped, and international trade plunged by more than 50%. Unemployment rose in the U.S. to 25%, and in some countries as much as 33%. Construction was virtually halted in many countries. For farmers and rural communities, crop prices fell by approximately 60%.

People during this time managed by waiting in breadlines, and getting food from soup kitchens. By 1931, 6 million people had lost their jobs, with no hope of finding new ones.

The New Deal was a domestic program created by the newly elected Franklin D. Roosevelt between 1933 and 1939. This New Deal instituted many solutions to Great Depression, most notably Social Security and the Tennessee Valley Act.

On December 12, 1997, Tom Abbott said “The government had a relief program that you could sign up for, and they would give you wheat and the purpose of this wheat was to feed the livestock. So, they would crush this wheat so as that it was supposed to not be able to sell or trade, but, gee, you could eat it. (While laughing) You could cook it into cereal and eat it. So, if you can't sell it, eat it.” implying that the food rations were so small, that they would eat the food that they feed the livestock.

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What is a migrant worker?A migrant worker is someone who travel through the U.S to harvest crops That needs to be picked soon.

What is a tenant farmer. Someone whose information is taken by photograph collection for a pictorial record.

Are there migrant workers or tenant workers today? Describe the types of people they are and what kinds of lives did they live. Yes. There is around 1 to 3 million today that plant, cultural , harvest, and pack fruit.

During the 1930’s , why did workers want to go to come to california?Because during this time there was a lot of drought in the great plains. And so for this reason there were no jobs. Also because of algrictual methods were more likely in California.

What were the living conditions of migrant workers in California? There were hard times. Because of not enough pay and bad living conditions.

How were migrant workers affected by the great depression? American citizens treated them unfairly. They were paid less of what Americans were. People did not want to treat them with respect either.

What was the dust bowl? It was When there were dust clouds. droughts

How did It affect the migrant workers and tenant farm. Too much dry land where they were living. People would sick a lot.

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