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S: Were not alone

BC: This book is about the Great depression and how people lived. What happened to their families and what people had to do to get by. Maybe one day this will help if anything like this happened to you.

FC: By: Emily Olexy

1: The depression was a terrible tragedy, men and women gone without work. The stock market crashed in 1929 on black Tuesday October 29. When the stock market crashes is when the great depression begins. The prices plummeted with no change of recover. Panic was in the air, the stock market crash was only the beginning. | This is a mother and her 4 daughters on the side of the road.

2: This is a couple of picture of family's on the Mexico highway.

3: Banks where closing across the country, people scared because they did not want to loose their own savings. Industries were effected and lost their own capital in bank closing or the stock crash. The workers were layed off for those who did not make it to the banks became bankrupt. Mostly all the people were effected by the great depression because they lost their jobs and some had to sell there belongings and trailers to buy food for their families.

4: This is a picture of people waiting in a big group to hear information about what is happening next. | People on strike near the sugar mill on Jan,1942.

5: Great Depression | Families have been on relief in Arizona but, refused entry on relief roles in Iowa to which state they wish to return to. Nine children including babies from new born to one year olds traveling the highways while sick and aching looking for food. 200,000 children on their own on the road in the summer of 1936.

6: Pictures when people were struggling to survive and find shelter.

7: A-lot of people loosing their farms , waiting in relief lines for commodities and selling apples so they could avoid the shame of pan handling.

8: Some people are on strike while kids wait in the soup kitchen waiting for soup that was served every night. | Panic sure spread through Europe in 1931. The most punishing feature of the depression was the drastic fall in agriculture prices. From1925 to 1928 brought good harvest to all the world, to the ladder of record in wheat.

9: With unemployed workers starving, farmers refusing to harvest crops because the price is too low. The domestic market was affected and many lost their jobs and their land because they could not keep up with the payments. People had to work even harder to earn the same amount they made before the depression started.

10: Not only did the stock market crash but the banks were failing and people were loosing their savings. Life during the depression was terrible people loosing their homes, people did not have money to feed their children nor themselves. Selling there belongings and there trailers to get food and maybe shelter.

11: The great depression (similar to the 2008 crisis) really shows how regulation the economy can hurt a market place. It all started way back in 1912 when the democratic party took control of both the white house (Woodrow Wilson) and congress.

12: The drought that occurred in Mississippi Valley in 1930 was such proportions that many could not even pay their taxes or other debts. The effect of the great depression was huge across the world. Not only did it lead to a new deal in America, more significantly it was the main cause and rise of extremism in Germany which caused World War II.

13: So why did the banks fail? The first reason why the banks failed because of the McFadden Act of 1927. The loans made them fail when people did not pay back the loans they simply borrowed more money which put stress on the banks. When panic came into the towns the people went to go take out all there money and the banks fell. The more money taken out backs fell more and more.

14: The great depression started on October 29 1929 and ended in the mid or late 1940's. A common fallacy is that the great depression was ended by the explosive spending of World War II. But World War II actually institutionalized the sharp decline in the standard of living caused by the depression. | The depression finally ended and prosperity was restored, by the sharp reductions in spending taxes and regulation at the end of the World War II exactly contrary to the analysis of Keynesian so-called economists.

15: So as the Depression ended, people were cheering with joy and happiness that this terrible depression is over. Everyone hopes that everything goes back to normal. The lost of loved ones who did not make it through the depression might be missed but never forgotten.

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  • Title: Family History
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