BC: Megan Sheaffer's book of mixes.
FC: THE GREAT DEPRESSION By: Megan Sheaffer
1: The Great Depression was a tiring, lonesome, dark, unsuccessful, hopeless time for people all across America. Would it get any better?
2: In the 1920's everything was going great for people. They had lots of money, new helpful things were invented, and the price of stocks was shooting up! | But because people were investing so much money, and borrowing money they couldn't pay back, banks all across the nation failed. Businesses went up in prices and failed; no one could afford anything.
3: Many people were affected by the Great Depression. Even rich business owners and merchants lost money. The people who suffered the most though, were the people who were barely making ends meet before the Depression even hit. People without any jobs couldn't afford housing, food, and cloths- all which are much needed necessities for a family. And back then, many of the families were large. This made it even harder for people to make ends meet.
4: Terrible! That would be what life was like during the Great Depression. Just imagine not knowing where your next meal would come from. Or when you would get new clothes, or when you would ever get to see your family and friends again. When would your father get a new job, or his old job back? Would you even be able to live in the house that is protecting the roof over your head now? Those were just a few, of the many terrorizing and stomach-sickening thoughts going through the minds of fathers, mothers, young children, business owners, ect. People had very little money. They would search work weeks, months, trying to find a job. People sold their precious belongings to pay for food and clothing. No one knew when it was going to end. They never thought any such thing could happen to them. They were on the brink of satisfaction. And to have it all taken away.....heartbreaking.
5: The Great Depression lasted from 1930 until 1939. A total of ten years! That ten years of uncertainty, ten years of not knowing what was going to happen next, ten years of feeling like a failure, and ten years of guilt Who would have thought this would have happened? Obviously no the people who lived life to the fullest and were not cautious with their money. Perhaps if they would have saved money somewhere, rather than keep it in banks, they would not have suffered so much during the depression. But alas, there was nothing they could do about they money that had lost. People just needed to face the inevitable and go on with life. Unfortunately that wasn't always the case and people paid the consequences. Many people committed suicide too.
7: Finally!...the Great Depression came to and end! It all started when Franklin D. Roosevelt was elected president. Within his first 100 days in office, he signed the "New Deal", and created many new agencies that offered jobs. With people getting jobs, they had money and could buy things once again. Businesses and stores were back in business, and everything was back to normal. People were more careful with their spending, which was very smart, since they never knew what would hit them next. I'm sure they all learned from this gruesome experience.