Chapter 14 Section 2

People who wandered the country, hitching rides on railroads and living under bridges
Direct Relief
Cash payments or food from the government to the poor
New York
Wild Boys
Teenage girls and boys who hopped aboard American's freight trains in search of work, adventure, and escape from poverty
Hoover Tourist
People of all ages who were eager to escape poverty and tour America for free
Communities inside larger cities where people without homes lived in during the depression. Makeshift shacks
Bread Lines and Soup Kitchens
Lines that offered free or low cost food to people impacted by the depression. Lines. Charitable organizations or public agencies.
Depression in the Cities
Caused people to lose jobs and homes. Shantytowns, soup kitchens, and bread lines. African Americans/Latinos had greater difficulty than whites and other groups during the Great Depression
Depression in Rural Areas
Farmers could grow their own food which was an advantage. Many farmers, however, lost their land through foreclosure and turned to tenant farming. Many farmers could barely live through tenant farming.
Dust Bowl
Caused by Plowing and Overproduction.
Effects: Little vegetation to hold down soil, migration to west and pacific coast states. Oklahoma, Texas, Colorado, Kansas and New Mexico.
Term used to describe migrants fleeing from the Dust Bowl