Great Depression By Samantha Felt

This man lost almost all of his money in the stock market crash of 1929. He is trying to sell his car so he can get some of it back. (Worst Stock Market Crash)

Many people were living in unsafe conditions and women started working in places outside of their homes. That showed that people really needed money because women weren’t very represented in the workplace before the Great Depression.

"Some 250,000 youths were on the road, travelling by freight train or hitchhiking in order to find work or more favorable circumstances. From 1929 to 1931, the number of children entering custodial institutions increased by 50 percent. In many economically deprived families, children suffered from malnutrition and inadequate clothing." (Gale Group) The women needed to work so they could help feed their family. The children were living in terrible conditions, so women took jobs to try and help.

This is a song by Yip Harburg and Jay Gorney and it is sung by Bing Crosby. It was written in 1931. The song is about the rough times people were going through with family and working situations during the Great Depression.


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