The Great Depression
The great depression and To Kill a Mockingbird
In the beginning
The Great Depression began on October 29th 1929, when the stock market crashed. All prices went down a lot. Tons of people tried to sell their stock; sadly no one would buy anything. With the stock market being the only way to become rich at that time, eventually became the dark pit of bankruptcy.
With the stock market being no more, many banks were forced to close down. Many American citizens panicked when this happened. A tragedy had already struck with the stock market crashing. Tons of citizens were afraid of losing all their savings so they rushed to the remaining banks. With all the withdrawals at once, more banks closed down. Those who failed to withdrawal all their savings , or didn't make it to the bank in time, went Bankrupt as well.
The Dust Bowl
The Presidential Election
In To Kill a Mockingbird...
In "To Kill a Mockingbird", the folks in Maycomb were going through a huge economic decline. A lot of families were poor, Scout's family, and the Cunninghams especially. Mr. Cunningham couldn't pay Atticus back with money, so he paid him with food, or driftwood, something useful like that.