The Great Depression By Zachary Bilotta

Dust storms in Texas were caused by serious droughts. This is one of the causes for the Great Depression. The dust storms were called the Dust Bowl, It shut down farms by making for a long time so farmers could not grow their crops. This impacted the citizens of the people of many states because it reduced food supply and farmers lost their jobs and land.

Unemployment was very common in the U.S during the Great Depression but unemployment is not a good thing why because if one person in any family can cause the family to fall as in the family can not have enough money to buy food or just simple things to survive. "Savings of many years in thousands of families are gone. More important, a host of unemployed citizens face the grim problem of existence, and an equally great number toil with little return." This is saying that the people that are working are working to much and to hard and not getting enough money back for there efforts.

Bonneville Dam was the first of a series of dams built by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers along the Columbia River in response to the Corps’ 1932 “308 Report”. Designed to replace a canal and locks that had been in place since 1896, the dam was intended to serve shipping up the river, control flooding, and provide electric power. Construction began in 1933, and the jobs provided helped to lessen the impact of the Great Depression in the area.

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Created with images by Tony Fischer Photography - "The Causes of The Great Depression / FDR Memorial Site"

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