To Kill A Mocking Bird

The Great Depression

What is The Great Depression?

the economic crisis and period of low business activity in the U.S. and other countries, roughly beginning with the stock-market crash in October, 1929, and continuing through most of the 1930s.

When The Stock Market Crashed

October 29, 1929 was known as black Tuesday, the Day the stock market had crashed. All stocks started to fall with no expectation of improving. Many people tried to sell their stock; no one was willing to buy. The stock market was meant to be a way to gain but soon became a way to lose. The stock market crash was the beginning of the great depression .

Dust Bowl

In hard times farmers were not as affected by the dust storm as the others because they could actually feed themselves. The great plains was hit hard with drought and horrible dust storms creating The Dust Bowl.


Industries and Businesses were affected. They lost so much in the stock market crash. Since many people didn’t have money to buy things it caused businesses had to cut down on the number of hours and employees.

Compared "To Kill a Mocking Bird"

In to Kill A Mocking Bird Scout is eating dinner with her family and Walter Cunningham. During this Walter pours syrup all over his dinner and Scout replies with a rude comment. Calpurnia takes her into the kitchen and says “There’s some folks who don’t eat like us”. (Lee,pg 29) in this quote Calpurnia Is trying to tell scout that since the Cunninghams are poor they don’t eat much food so Walter is trying to savor the moment. During the time of The Great Depression many families didn’t have much just like the Cunninghams because there was no money from the stock market crash and the dust bowl ruined most farms.