The ups and downs of the U.S.

1929-1932 the Great Depression

A Time of Poverty and...Depression

The Great Depression happened on October 29, 1929 when the stock market crashed. At this point in history many companies and people were depending on it. though this effecteed the companies the people that got it the worst were the farmers and employees.

The people

Farmers struggled with low prices all through the 1920s, but after 1929 things began to be hard for city workers as well. After the stock market crash, many businesses started to close or to lay off workers. Many families did not have money to buy things, and consumer demand for manufactured goods fell off. Fewer families were buying new cars or household appliances. People learned to do without new clothing. Many families could not pay their rent. Some young men left home by jumping on railroad cars in search of any job they could get. Some wondered if the United States was heading for a revolution.
farming during the great depression

Mexican farmers

During this mexican farmers that lost their farms had to come to the U.S. for work. Many found temporary stability in the migrant work camps established by the U.S. Farm Security Administration, or FSA. The FSA camps provided housing, food, and medicine for migrant farm families, as well as protection from criminal elements that often took advantage of vulnerable migrants.
Farming History in America: Farming in the 1920s & 1930s - CharlieDeanArchives / Archival Footage

how farmers children were treated during these times

20% of America's children were hungry and without proper clothing.

In some coal mining regions, the percentage of malnourished children reached as high as 90%. Children went without shoes and warm clothes for the winter. During this time children on farms were hit very hard considering that there families depended on the now dissipated food on their farms.

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Our opinions


I believe that the great depression was caused by peoples own selfishness and also the lack of control in the economic system. after all of the unstability in the system im suprised that all the chaos lasted that long. There are many things that could have prevented this but the u.s. said "oh look an answer!" *U.S. throws out window* . Over all the system sucked.


i think that the great depression was a horrible time especially for people who were already in poverty because some of those people lost their homes and had no money for food.