The Great Depression
This was a time when people were losing jobs and money. People had no money because of the banks. The banks had to shut down it's buisness because people kept on borrowing money. They never paid the banks back so people had no money. Parents begged their children to sell food to get money for their families. Women even sold bread and soup to get money for their families. People even had to depend on thier government to give them money,jobs, and food.
The dust bowl was a big problem for farmers. They called it the dust bowl because it was so hot crops would burn down to dust. This started because a huge drought kept crops from growing. More than a million people were hit by the drought. A huge dust cloud covered the sky in the middle of day. It made it look like it was midnight.