The Great Depression
The Great Depression was the deepest and longest lasting economic downturn in the history of the western industrialized world. Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry takes place during the Great Depression which was in 1929- 1939. During the Great Depression the stock market drops and many people are left writhout jobs. The FDR addressed the Great Depression with very great deal. Roosevelt addressed the county's economic woes, announcing a four day "Bank Holiday" which all banks would be closed so that congress could pass a reform legislation and reopen the banks determined to be sound. The Great Depression affected the characters in Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry because it made Cassie and Little Man have to use old books that were in very poor condition and made Papa have to work in the fields almost all year long. The Great Depression was a very hard time for everyone.