3Social Effects of Poverty & Unemployment The Great Depression touched every AmericanIn the Cities…Workers wages & hours cut; many lost jobsSavings were goneUnable to feed families & pay billsBread lines, Soup KitchensMalnutritionHoovervilles & Shantytowns
9Check 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?
11Migration during the Great Depression Hoboes wandered the country in search of work (men, teens)Many rode the railsMany farm families had no option but to leave“Okies”- migrants who went west to find work (some available in CA)
14Comparing Historical Perspectives What type of document is this?What does this document tell you about the causes of the Dust Bowl?Conditions faced?
15Hard Times for AllPsychological Effects depression, abandonment, suicide“Breadwinners” felt they had betrayed their familiesPeople reacted differentlySome searched endlessly for new jobsSome simply left their familiesSome committed suicide
18Hard Times for All Women & Children Minorities Family distress (abandonment)Women lost jobs to men with familiesStarvation, MalnutritionMinoritiesSuffered the worstLost jobs firstDenied jobsDenied aid
20Check 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?