The Great Depression
By: Ariana, Adkin and Dream
Overview of the Great Depression
Henry Marquez remembers that the winters were very cold and all of his 12 siblings had to huddle for warmth on the floor. There was trash everywhere and his sister came down with tuberculosis. And he is trying to help his old town but it isn’t quite working. He also remembers how hard it was to find food to eat and hard for his mother to feed all of her children. That is why he is trying to give back to his original town to help them strive .
Les Orear had a father that was a newspapermen and he was in college at the time the stock market crashed. They had holidays off but he did not view them as holidays, he viewed them as days with no pay. He learned the value of money and he knows that sometimes it is not easy to come by. One of his biggest pet peeves are when the younger generation complains about things that are not important and when they are ungrateful, because at one point he had nothing and now they have everything.
This little boy is holding a sign to raise awareness that his dad needs a job so he can support his family. So that he can eat and have all the necessities that are necessary.
This is a newspaper that is spreading the word that the stock markets crashed and it sends out a warning that things are going to change for the economy.
This shows a mother selling her own children because she does not have money to feed them all and she loves them so much that she is willing to leave them so they can be with a wealthier family that can afford to feed them.