The Great Depression - Section 2
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How did the Depression affect people in rural areas?
foreclosure, turned to tenant farming, Dust Bowl
How did the Depression affect people in urban areas?
unemployment, eviction, shantytowns, soup kitchens, breadlines,
How did MEN cope with the Depression?
transients/hobos wandering the country, hitching rides on railroad boxcars and sleeping under bridges
How did WOMEN cope with the Depression?
worked, but it was believed that they did not need jobs and so were scorned
How did CHILDREN cope with the Depression?
worked instead of going to the failing schools; teens became Hoover tourist, searching the country for adventure and money
great drought and overproduction of crops lead to dust storms and unusable soil that affected the entire country
What states were in the Dust Bowl?
New Mexico, Texas, Oklahoma, Colorado, Kansas
Why might most of the migrants who left the Dust Bowl traveled west?
in search of a second chance at a better life
How did Dust Bowl conditions in the Great Plains affect the entire country?
Dust storms traveled across the country and less food was being produced by farmers
How did the Depression affect people's outlook?
people decided to start saving money and being thrifty where they could
little towns consisting of shacks in urban areas
offered free or low-cost food
lines of people waiting to receive food provided by charitable organizations
cash payments or food provided by the government to the poor