During the 1920s Americans across the Nation never expected anything at all like the Great Depression because they thought the booming stock market would increase more, instead of crash, but sadly things turned opposite in the 1930s and they went into the Great Depression. Millions of people became poor, starved, homeless, scared, and they did not know what to do. President Herbert Hoover did not help at all either. Instead he just made the crisis worse by not taking action and not fixing the problems everyone blamed him for.
Americans scattered across the nation were wealthy or middle and working classes. The wealthy just kept on living and did not even notice a depression. The middle and working classes were making do and noticed the depression, yet some were generous and gave the poor food and most were disgusted at people giving them food. The people who lived on the dry farms started to inhale a ton of dust when the Dust Storm arrived. This storm led thousands of homes to be destroyed and people to catch illnesses, such as dust pneumonia. This led people to migrate out of the state and to California where it was not much better. They did this by riding the rails for “free.” The people who became unemployed lived in Hoovervilles with their family. These Hoovervilles were named after President Hoover when he did nothing to help the Citizens of America. They were made out of glass, metal, newspaper, and any other materials these people could gather. Sadly Hoovervilles were unsanitary and dirty allowing kids to catch illnesses. These people were so poor that they could not even afford food. From the lack of food they also had health issues, such as malnutrition. This caused death to many children and some adults.