The Great Depression By Sydney Schryver

The Dust Bowl

The Dust Bowl The dust bowl was one of the causes of the great depression. The dust bowl was an event in history when areas of america lost the vegetation and when the soil dried out and turned into dust. This caused thousands of farmers lose their livelihoods and property, and mass migration patterns began to emerge as farmers left rural America in search of work in urban areas. This migration added to the unemployment troubles.

Men waiting in line for free food

Soup Kitchens The Great Depression caused a huge amount of job loss which meant many people couldn’t afford anything, including food. Because of this, people opened soup kitchens where people could come get food for free.

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Soup kitchens in America started around 1929 when the effects of a growing depression began to be felt. The need for soup kitchens was felt even more keenly when the tailspin in the economy worsened in 1932, and 12 million Americans — about 25 percent of the normal labor force — were out of work. Governmental unemployment relief ranged from nonexistent to inadequate.History.com. A&E Television Networks,

The New Deal New Deal, the domestic program of the administration of U.S. President Franklin D. Roosevelt between 1933 and 1939, which took action to bring about immediate economic relief as well as reforms in industry, agriculture, finance, water power, labor, and housing, vastly increasing the scope of the federal government’s activities.

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