The Great Depression
The Great Depression was the longest economic fall that happened in the United States. Things got so bad that peOpl were known for jumping out of windows because their life was so bad. This affected the characters in The Role of Thunder greatly. Every one was loosing their jobs and no one could afford what they usually could afford. Papa in The Role of Thunder is always looking for jobs on the railroads. Things were getting hard for him to find the Railroad jobs. You cannot forget that people were still racist towards black people. This affected the characters greatly because they wanted to be treated like everyone else was treated.