Presentation on theme: "CH HARDSHIP AND SUFFERING DURING THE DEPRESSION"— Presentation transcript:
1 CH. 22.2 HARDSHIP AND SUFFERING DURING THE DEPRESSION OBJECTIVE:Understand the conditions during the Great Depression
2 QUIZDuring the early Great Depression there was no system of _____ ______, aid or food given by the government to the poor.The ecological crisis that hit the US during the Great Depression was called the _____ ______.The hungry and malnourished urban poor had the advantage over the rural poor of being able to go form ____ lines,…outside of _____ ______.Hoovervilles were another name for ________.
3 CONTEXT What are your family’s “memories” of the Great Depression? What were the causes of the Great Depression?Who was to blame?Why was the Depression not ending?Could it happen again?
4 Depression in the Cities CAUSES:Debt, unemployment and inflation People loose their homes and apartmentsEFFECTS:Shantytowns (AKA Hoovervilles)Bread Lines and Soup KitchensMinorities suffer the mostRace RiotsDeportations50% unemployment (vs. 25%)
18 Other Problems and Effects…. Very little direct relief or government helpSchool close, close early / or shorten daysIncreased child labor“Hoboes” = 2 million men “riding rails”Suicide rate increases by 30%Families come together to surviveMalnutrition and starvation widespread