The Great Depression Life
The Great Depression
The Great Depression was an economic slump in North America, Europe, and other industrialized areas of the world that began in 1929 and lasted until about 1939. It was the longest and most severe depression ever experienced by the industrialized Western world.
During the Great Depression childrens life was a daily struggle. Family’s had no food, clothes or water. Children were sad and had a really hard time living. Many kids died due to hunger or diseases. Children had no joy and freedoms of childhood. For Christmas kids got food as a present, some had no present because their parents couldn’t afford it. When segregation came along white kids left their homes at night to talk to their black friends. They didn’t care what color their friends were, they were still good friends.
Selling Apples during the Great Depression
Many people lost their jobs during the Great Depression. Coming from this, people had to make do in many ways. Around the beginning of the Great Depression, an apple company decided to sell apples to people on credit, who in turn sold the apples. Five cent apple sellers could be found on street corners.