Great Depression Felipe Cerioni

This image shows people lining up in massive queues to get food at soup kitchens. At this time, over 25% of people were unemployed, hence the lines.

This picture shows vast numbers of people in the Northern, more industrialized part of the United States being affected by the Great Depression. People living in cities were more quickly impacted by the Great Depression, as when the values of stocks decreased rapidly, people lost a lot of money that they had invested. Also, when banks collapsed, families lost their life savings. This led to people looking for jobs all the time.

The WPA, in trying to help people find jobs, spent over $1 billion on public building construction. The WPA was Works Progress Administration, and was responsible for building this building.

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