Presentation on theme: "The Great Depression Brianna Larson. Jimmy Carter ¨From as early in March until as late in October as weather and my parents permitted, I never wore shoes."— Presentation transcript:
The Great Depression Brianna Larson
Jimmy Carter ¨From as early in March until as late in October as weather and my parents permitted, I never wore shoes. The first warm days of the year brought not only a season of freshness and rebirth, but also a time of renewed freedom for me. Running, sliding, walking through mud puddles, and sinking up to my ankles in the plowed fields gave life a new dimension. I enjoyed this sense of liberation on the farm, until we boys began wearing shoes to church and school, when we were thirteen years old and entered the seventh grade. Many of the men who lived and worked on the farms went barefoot all their lives, except on cold winter days. There is no doubt that this habit alone helped to create a sense of intimacy with the earth.” stated former president Jimmy Carter recalling the Great Depression. Him and his family lived in the small clapboard house in Georgia. They seemed to have it good eating eggs, fried chicken and chicken pie often. To make money his family harvested peanuts, cotton, wheat, oats, and rye. Jimmy also stated he thinks women were the hardest workers because they not only had to do the jobs men did but also the cooking, cleaning, housework, and almost everything else for the family. Jimmy recalled that whenever a homeless man would come to the door to ask for food or water they never turned them down.
Pictures Often people ate at soup kitchens and did not eat good meals. A dust storm approaching a home in Stratford, Texas A mother with her family in there “house¨
More pictures In the depression discrimination was still present against the African Americans and many others A picture of a for sale sign in front of a local farm Many people were homeless during the great depression and had no where to go.
Only two more… Un bathed dirty depression era children sitting on a deck or porch. The picture explains it all. A store for poor men.
Essay from an Asian American Dear Grandma, It seems like forever since I’ve written. Right now I’m sitting on a ship on my way to Mongolia. I think it’s almost a privilege to be sent back to your home, America is in really tough shape. One thing I don’t understand is how they can deport me if I was born in America. Anyway none of that really matters now, the dusty farm, poor living conditions, and scarce food is all behind me. Although I will miss the Sheer’s, I guess it was for the best to deport all of us. Back in America we lived in a one room ranch house in northern Oklahoma, the dust storms weren’t as bad as people made them out to be, but the worst was the lack of food. We couldn’t grow crops so how were we supposed to make our money? There was no food for even the little kids; it was terrible to see them starve. But the candle I have is about to burn out, so I guess I’ll see you soon. I can’t wait to tell you more about our life in America before the Stock Market crashed and the dust storms ravaged the land. Best regards, Jai-hun
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