Life at home began to change for many Americans during the Great Depression such as the women’s independence, the farming conditions, and the conditions at home. In the 20s anyone could buy anything new and old since most of them bought on credit like the newest car, newest microwave, and the biggest house. In the 30s people had to sell their new houses and cars to try to make up the debt they had with the bank since they bought on credit. Many Americans became homeless and jobless ,and soon lived in shanty towns they called Hoovervilles after their president who did not help them with anything ,and left them behind. The farmers lived a good farm life in the 20s with more rain than what they were supposed to have and thought it was because there were more farmers coming to their region. Since farmers did not take care of their land properly and loosened the dirt on the ground, when the high winds came they carried the dirt in result of the dust storms and killed crops, animals and people. Farmers then resorted to migrating to California. African Americans had their own migration in the 20s from the south to the north for freedom and escape from the segregation in the south, but nearly got the same thing in the north. African Americans gained more power and a bit more safety since they were segregated to communities called ghettos.
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