The Great Depression and New Deal


The Great Depression was a time during the 1930s in which the lives of millions changed drastically for the worst. The United State's economy suffered terribly. Millions of people had lost everything they had, everything they had earned over their entire lives. Many were out of jobs and could not find work. It became difficult for many to even put bread on the table. Some were not even fortunate enough to own a table, some did not even own their homes anymore. Many people lost their land along with the common things they owned. Many people were forced to live in "Hoovervilles" which were nothing more than run down towns that the homeless had built. The government was not doing enough to help these people out. The New Deal was Roosevelt's plan to get the economy back on to its feet and running smoothly.
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This is an example of a "Hooverville." These were shanty places in which many homeless found refuge. This Hooverville was located in Seattle or Tacoma Washington.
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http://prescriptionworld.org This is an example of a sign which might have been found during the Great Depression. It encouraged men to keep trying to do what they can to improve life. The governement could not do everything without help of others.


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