SS Ch. 10 Less. 3 Austin's Spark

The Depression was a terrible time for millions of Americans.

Desperation drove women into the workforce.

Many people felt that women should not hold jobs as long as so many men were unemployed.

During the 1930s, the southern Great Plains suffered an environmental disaster.

The region came to be known as the Dust Bowl.

The drought and the storms-"black wizards"-continued for years.

About 400,000 migrated to California.

They became migrant workers, moving from place to place to harvest crops.

Before the Great Depression, African Americans, Native Americans, and Mexican Americans were already on the lower rungs of the economic ladder.

Hard times helped fuel the growth of radical groups.


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