The Great Depression

By: Avery

Political/Government

1. Herbert Clark Hoover and Franklin Delano Roosevelt were the leaders during the Great Depression.

2. The Reconstruction Finance Corporation helped by lending money to banks and industries (congress established in 1932). The New Deal helped by relieving many Americans and helping them by giving them money to buy food, clothes, and shelter.

Economics

1. The crash of the stock market caused the Great Depression.

2. More than 200,000 people lost their jobs.

3. (interesting facts) In 1932, 250,000 wedding were canceled than in 1929. Some children quit school just so they could get jobs and earn a couple bucks.

Geographic

1. Colorado, Kansas, New Mexico, Oklahoma, and Texas were hit hardest by the Dust Bowl because since the had so much dirt/ sand, they were hit hardest (I couldn't find witch were hit hardest by the Great Depression).

2. Since the dirt was getting burnt into dust, they wind started to pick it up and create a dust storm.

3. The dust storms were harming people ruining the lad so they could't grow crops.

Other Interesting facts

- President Hoover turned "Shanty Town" into "Hooverville" and made blankets called "Hoover Blankets".

- "Everyone in American was looking for work" said Langston Hughes.

- The BIG dust storm were called the "Black Blizzards".