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Chapter 14.2 Hardship and suffering during the depression

American History, pages 490-494 The Americans. Reconstruction through the 20th centurey
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Dust Bowl
Region of the Great Plains which had severe dust storms. Included N.Dakota, S.Dakota, Nebraska, Kansas, Oklahoma and Texas.
shantytown
little towns consisting largely of shacks which sprang up on the outskirts of cities during the depression.
soup kitchen
places where food is offered free to the needy
bread lines
lines of people waiting to receive food provided by charitable organizations or public agencies.
direct relief
federal system for cash payments or food provided by the government to the poor.