The Great Depression

And To Kill A Mocking Bird


Depression is a mood disorder in which feelings of sadness, loss, anger, or frustration interfere with everyday life for weeks or longer. 

The Great Depression

 The Great Depression, is a tragedy that placed millions of Americans out of their work, what caused it was the beginning of government involvement in the economy and in society.

Stock Market Crash

 The United States was thrown into despair on the day the stock market crashed and this was the beginning of the Great Depression. Stock prices plummeted and panic struck. Many people tried to sell their stock, but no one was buying. The stock market, which had appeared to be the surest way to become rich, quickly became the path to bankrupt.

Affects of The Crash

The Banks that have been investing in a lot of savings of clients were forced to close when the stock market crashed. This caused more panic across the country. They were very afraid they would lose their savings; people would rush to banks that were still open to withdraw their money. There was no way for a bank to recover any savings once the bank had closed, whoever didnt reach the bank in time became bankrupt.The businesses and industry were also affected. In either the Stock Market Crash or the bank closures, many businesses started cutting back their workers hours and wages. Consumers were not purchasing luxury goods. This caused more businesses to cut back wages or, to lay off some of their workers. Some businesses had to close completely leaving all of their workers unemployed.

Comparison to Book

“There’s some folks who don’t eat like us,” (Lee, pg. 29)In this quote Calpurnia is explaining to Scout about Walter Cunningham.  He is a young boy who lives with his very poor family, he doesn’t always have much to  eat. Like their family, the people affected by The Great Depression and The Stock Market Crash went bankrupt and were very poor just like the Cunningham’s.
"He didnt forget his lunch, he didnt have any. He had none today nor would he have any tomorrow or the next day." (Lee, pg. 24) This quote it is explaining how Walter Cunningham didnt have money for his own luch. This is similar to the time of The Great Depression because most families were poor and couldnt afford food.
"Not exactly. The Cunninghams are country folks, farmers, and the crash hit them the hardest." (Lee, pg. 25) In this quote it explains about the Cunninghams and how they were affected by the Stolk Market Crash.
The Wall Street Crash and the Great Depression