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Today’s Warm Up Answer in your notes & be ready to share!! Yesterday, we discussed several causes of the Great Depression. List and briefly describe at least two of those causes. Turn in Frayer Models
Social Effects of the Great Depression
Social Effects of Poverty & Unemployment The Great Depression touched every American In the Cities… Workers wages & hours cut; many lost jobs Savings were gone Unable to feed families & pay bills oBread lines, Soup Kitchens oMalnutrition oHoovervilles & Shantytowns
Social Effects of Poverty & Unemployment In Rural America… Farmers suffered even before the Depression hit Crop prices fell & debts added up Unable to pay mortgages Auctions & Tenant Farming
Check for Understanding Partner A – Describe conditions faced by those whom lived in the cities. Partner B – Describe the conditions faced by those whom lived in rural America. How do you think people responded to the conditions/hardships they faced?
Migration during the Great Depression Hoboes wandered the country in search of work (men, teens) Many rode the rails Many farm families had no option but to leave “Okies”- migrants who went west to find work (some available in CA)
Comparing Historical Perspectives 1. What type of document is this? 2. What does this document tell you about the causes of the Dust Bowl? 3. Conditions faced?
Hard Times for All Psychological Effects depression, abandonment, suicide “Breadwinners” felt they had betrayed their families People reacted differently Some searched endlessly for new jobs Some simply left their families Some committed suicide
Hard Times for All Women & Children Family distress (abandonment) Women lost jobs to men with families Starvation, Malnutrition Minorities Suffered the worst Lost jobs first Denied jobs Denied aid
Check for Understanding Partner A – Describe how women and children were affected by the Depression. Partner B – Describe how minorities were affected by the Depression. If you had lived through the Depression, what would you have found to be the most difficult hardship? Why?