Of Mice and Men

Kayla Richards Humanities period 9

The Great Depression

  • The Great Depression (1929-39) was the deepest and longest-lasting economic downturn in the history of the Western industrialized world. In the United States, the Great Depression began soon after the stock market crash of October 1929, which sent Wall Street into a panic and wiped out millions of investors.
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Great Depression

The American Dream

  • The authors of the United States’ Declaration of Independence held certain truths to be self-evident: that all Men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Happiness." Might this sentiment be considered the foundation of the American Dream?
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  • The American dream is a central idea that began in the 1700 when we wanted to be free, different and unified. These characteristics are only held by the US and what makes the US a place everyone want to come and get a slice of freedom. This idea was only imaginable until the US signed the Declaration of Independence. Now people from all around the world know the American Dream.

Who was John Steinbeck?

  • John Steinbeck was a world renounced author during the 1900's. He was born 2/27/1902 and he died on 12/20/1968. He wrote 26 books some famous ones, Of Mice and Men, the Grapes of Wrath and East of Eden. Most of his books deal with real life experiences, the great depression, and other things going on in his life.