Presentation on theme: "Hardship and Suffering During the Depression"— Presentation transcript:
1 Hardship and Suffering During the Depression Chapter 14 Section 2Hardship and Suffering During the Depression
2 EmploymentMany people found themselves out of jobs for years; women, African American men, Mexican American men were discriminated against in the workplace and became targets of hostility
3 HousingMany unemployed people lost their homes; many homeless lived in the streets or in shanty towns; many farmers lost their farms.
4 FarmingFarmland already exhausted through overproduction was hit with drought and winds, turning the plains into a dust bowl; dramatic decrease in farm prices and income; many farmers lost ownership of their farms and were forced to become tenant farmers or farm laborers.
5 Race RelationsIntense competition for jobs sparked existing racial resentments into open hostility and violence; in 1933, 24 African Americans were lynched, thousands of Mexican Americans left the U.S. voluntarily or were deported.
6 Family LifeThe Depression strengthened family ties, but also increased family tensions; some men abandoned their families, discouraged by their inability to provide for them; women also faced greater pressures to provide for themselves and their families.
7 Physical HealthPoor and homeless people scavenged or begged for food or turned to soup kitchens and bread lines; poor diet and lack of health care increased rates of serious health problems; malnutrition and starvation grew more common.
8 Emotional HealthMany people became demoralized; suicide and admissions to mental hospitals increased dramatically; people were forced to accept compromises that would affect the rest of their lives; some people came to want financial security more than anything else in life.