The Great Depression
The Great Depression was a time period of immeasurable tragedy that placed millions of Americans out of work. It was the start of governmental involvement in both the economy and society.
The Stock Market Crash
The Great Depression came about as a result of The Stock Market Crash. The day the stock market crashed is the official beginning of the Great Depression. It caused stock prices to fall and it was nearly impossible to recover. People went into a panic because their stocks wouldn’t sell. At first the stock market made people rich, but after the fall it only led towards hardships.
The Dust Bowl
For eight years dust blew on the southern plains. The yellowish brown dust came rolling in from the south, and black from the North. The everyday routines and lifestyles were no longer as simple as they used to be. Everyday things such as children walking to school were affected by this. The children wore masks to cover their faces from the dust. In order to keep homes dust free, women hung wet sheets over windows as a way to stop the dirt from entering. Even farmers lives were impacted as their crops were being blown away.
Roosevelt and the New Deal
The New Deal came about when Roosevelt decided it was the governments duty to help American people through tough times, like the Great Depression. He quickly delivered the New Deal which addressed reforms to guide America through the catastrophic events.