World Wide Economic Panic

by Jessica Osterhaus

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The Dust Bowl

Between 1930 and 1940 the southwestern Great Plains region of the US suffered a terrible drought. Dry land farming on the Great Plains led to the systematic destruction of the prairie grasses. Eventually the land was laid bare and led to a lot of environmental damage. As this was happening the winds were getting harsher. And in 1930 overfarmed and overgrazed land began to blow away putting a cloud of dust over the land. Sometimes even for days. There was black dust settling over everything. This was called the Dust Bowl.

Hoovervilles during the great depression

During this time period many families were losing homes causing them to also lose their houses, because they couldn't pay their mortgages. These people were forced to find other shelter, they had hoovervilles. Hoovervilles were named after President HOover because he was blamed for the depression. Hoovervilles were basically the least desirable house you could find. They just got you out of the weather and that was it.

"Breaking the Bank"

I think this political cartoon is trying to explain the stock market crash. Not everybody could get their money out of the bank without "breaking the bank". The bank didn't have all of the money meaning the people couldn't get it back

The ticking bomb we call the economy

When I see this I think of how easy it is to set off a baby, and that is sort of how the economy was like during the great depression. Make the wrong decision and it could explode in your face.

Roosevelt's president election during the Great Depression

This picture is a campaign poster push for Roosevelt for President because of his New Deal plan.

The Communist Party of New Zealand

Founded in 1921, the Communist Party of New Zealand (CPNZ) gained support during the Depression of the 1930s, when it campaigned strongly on behalf of unemployed workers. It was also a strong supporter of the Republican cause in the Spanish Civil War (1936-39).