Great Depresion

Someone that goes place to place harvesting plants that must be picked as soon as they are ripened.

2. What is a tenant farmer? A person who farms on rented land.

3. Are there migrant workers or tenant farmers today. Describe the types of people they are and what kinds of lives they lead. Yes, in the U.S. there is estimated to be about 1.3 million migrant workers who have hard working lives

4. During the 1930's, why did workers want to come to California? To find work

5. What were the living conditions of migrant workers in California? Living conditions for migrant workers in the 1930s were extremely harsh due to low pay and poor living conditions. Many migrant workers struggled to feed themselves despite working long hours at physically demanding jobs.

6. How were migrant workers affected by the Great Depression? Like the Joad family in John Steinbeck's “The Grapes of Wrath” 40 percent of migrant farmers wound up in the San Joaquin Valley, picking grapes and cotton.

7. What was the Dust Bowl? How did it effect migrant workers and tenant farmers? the dust bowl was the name given to the great plains region devastated by drought in 1930's depression-ridden america. the dust bowl affected the migrant workers and tenant farmers because the people had to abandon their farms and many of them came from Oklahoma. they migrated to California for a better living conditions for their family.

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