I was not around for the "Great Depression" but I have learned a few things from my family history.
1.Communities pulled together. Those who had shared with those who did not. Friends, family, churches helped each other. Some people were even willing to
take in other families -into already cramped quarters by todays standards.
2.People were used to not having as much back then (compared to today) even
before the Depression - they were more appreciative to have a few simple needs met.
3.People were more self reliant. They often had large gardens to grow their own
food. They canned. They fished and hunted and stored up for the winter. More
people knew how to make their own things.
4.There was one member of my family that camped out in the town park for the
summer with their family. They were working, but they saved money by not
having to pay rent for a few months. When cold weather came they had extra
money. How many local governments would allow people to do this today? The
"kids" fondly remember this as a great summer.
Prejudice and discrimination
People died during the Great Depression because of starvation.
During the great depression people ate the food that they had stored, no one starved during this period.
How many people were homeless during the Great Depression? Between one and two million people.
People moved west during the Great Depression because there were more work opportunities there.
Farmers were not doing good during the Great Depression.
I am learning about the Great Depression too!
Hoovervilles were shanty towns built by homeless people during the Great Depression. They were named by President Hoover, who was blamed for much of the Great Depression.
many African Americans were discriminated in Alabama during the great depression many African Americans were discriminated in Alabama during the great depression
Not very people at all jumped off of skyscrapers during the Great Depression. Building new skyscrapers were put on hold after the Great Depression but no because people were jumping off of them.
The Great Depression was an important part of American History. Many people died due to illness, malnutrition, and suicide. It is estimated that about 40,000 people committed suicide during the Great Depression.
They did not have dessert
during the great depression people ate whatever they could get. they were self conservitive nd depended on their selves.
During the great depression people smelled tar paper from what they built when they became homeless and they smelled many cars that passed by.
Yes, radios were one of the main sources of communication between the government and the people during the Great Depression
Many people were cheered up by movies during the Great Depression; movies served to take their minds off their problems.
Conditions during the great depression was terrible people lost there jobs and the things they owned.
The relief measures during the Great Depression helped about one third of the pooulation.
Yes, there were bicycles during the great depression.
There was a Msrjet Crash during the great depression.
Migration rose during the Great Depression.
there was no transportation then people had to walk
They would buy it