The Great Depression "Hoovervilles"
400 views | +0 today
Follow
The Great Depression "Hoovervilles"
How the Great Depression effected America and societies living.
Your new post is loading...
Your new post is loading...
Scooped by Alexandria Choma
Scoop.it!

Vocabulary (1929-1938) Depression. Deffinitions.

Voabulary (1900s) 

Alexandria Choma's insight:

"The Great Depression"-12 year economic and social disaster that begins in the United States and eventually spreads around the world. ( During the Great Depression many people bacame homeless 

 

"Hooverville"-a shantytown built by unemployed and destitute people during the Depression of the early 1930s.(His family had no choice but to sell there house and move into an area where everyone was alike, Hoovervilles.) 

 

"Shanties"- Shacks or huts, made from cardboard and stheel used as shelter and homes for the homeless.( People came together looking around scarp yards for material to make their Shanties.) 

 

"Hobo"-a homeless person; a tramp or vagrant.(He was homeless wondering the street, as a person stopped and handed the Hobo, 5 cents and said "Good Luck".) 

 

"Stock"-the capital raised by a business or corporation through the issue and subscription of shares. ( between1982 and 1986, the value of the company's Stock rose by 86%.) 

 

"Bread Lines"- Homesless people waiting in lines for free broth and soup, to feed them the whole day. (The Bread Line lasted 5 hours and was a mile long full fo homeless people waiting on hunger) 

 

"Black Tuesday"-  October 29, 1929 is the day that the stock market crashed.(We had waited to here the news of the big disaster everyone was crying about and realized out live changed today, a day called black Tuesday.)

 

"Black Thursday"- October 24, 1929; almost 13 million shares sold that day alone.( Stock markets lowerd like crazy when Black Thursday came around)

 

"National Debt"-the total sum of money that a goverment owes to others.( National Debt consumed the United States in 1929 making the nation poor.

 

"Bull Market"- a market characterized by rising prices for securities.( They had no source for money with the crazy Bull Market)

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Alexandria Choma
Scoop.it!

Shanties in Seattle, Washington. (Primary Document #3)

Shanties in Seattle, Washington. (Primary Document #3) | The Great Depression "Hoovervilles" | Scoop.it
Alexandria Choma's insight:

A map showing the different areas of "Shanties" (Huts built by homless familys) in Seattle, Washington. This was just one section of Hoovervilles living in the state. But this map shows you how close people were to each other and how hard it was to keep your own belongings safe along with keeping it hygenal. Wich was a big problem during this time. Alot of people and children died from starvation and others died from harsh ilnesses.

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Alexandria Choma
Scoop.it!

Welcome to Hooverville (Primary Document #1)

Alexandria Choma's insight:

During the Great Depression, after the stock market crash only the few that lasted were all wealthy. Between 1929 and 1932, banks closed, and farms were sold do to the high increase in morgage. Right after this a great drought came through known as the "Dust bowl" this was due to over plowed dirt creating dry, dust to fly through the air.This welcomed in the jobless to become homeless, soon these people were known as hoovervilles. Huts were built as homes. The name hoovervilles comes from President Hoover.

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Alexandria Choma
Scoop.it!

Occupy Wall Street camps are today's Hoovervilles ( Historical Website NOW #1)

Occupy Wall Street camps are today's Hoovervilles ( Historical Website NOW #1) | The Great Depression "Hoovervilles" | Scoop.it
Hoovervilles: Parallels to today's Occupy Wall Street movement can be found in the Hoovervilles of the Great Depression; similar political fallout is likely.
Alexandria Choma's insight:

People in New york and Los angeles, being called "Obamavilles" grow outraged by the cacled health help and homless shelters shut down forcing them to build shacks around down town areas. 

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Alexandria Choma
Scoop.it!

Hoovervilles Across the United States During the Depression (Historical Website #2)

Hoovervilles Across the United States During the Depression (Historical Website #2) | The Great Depression "Hoovervilles" | Scoop.it
Shanty Towns during the Depression were called Hoovervilles, because the people blamed President Hoover
Alexandria Choma's insight:

An insight of Hoovervilles across America and primary documents around Breadlines and living conditions.

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Alexandria Choma
Scoop.it!

Extra Picture (Primary Documents, EXTRA)

Extra Picture (Primary Documents, EXTRA) | The Great Depression "Hoovervilles" | Scoop.it
Alexandria Choma's insight:

A picture a mother and daughter and a son barly old to know what had been happening, taking care of his baby sister in the carrage on the left. This is an example of what the hooverville shanties would look like. All the belongings had to kept outside because there was no room inside and small stoves were kept, making the cardbored and tented homes very flameable 

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Alexandria Choma
Scoop.it!

Employment loss. 1929-1938 (Primary Document #2)

Employment loss. 1929-1938 (Primary Document #2) | The Great Depression "Hoovervilles" | Scoop.it
Alexandria Choma's insight:

A picture of a chart, showing how high and low the unemployment rates were. they started roughly near 1929 after the stock market crash. and increased as men and woman lost there homes and jobs after the banks had closed, and this only shows non-agriculture areas. People in cities were greatly damaged by this with no where to live or go and with little to no money at all people were forced to forclose there homes, send there children older than 10 off on the streets. And try to live in what they had. Sadly by 1930, over 43,000 people were homeless in the city.

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Alexandria Choma
Scoop.it!

From Hooverville to Obamaville (Historical Website NOW #2)

From Hooverville to Obamaville (Historical Website NOW #2) | The Great Depression "Hoovervilles" | Scoop.it
During the Great Depression of the 1930s, the unemployment rate rose to a high of 24.9% in 1933, fell to 14.3% in 1937, and rose again to 19.0% in 1938 after six years of Keynesian tinkering by the Roosevelt administration.
Alexandria Choma's insight:

From Past to present both centurys start to relate. 

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Alexandria Choma
Scoop.it!

The Great Depression (1929-1939) (Historical Website #3)

The Great Depression (1929-1939) (Historical Website #3) | The Great Depression "Hoovervilles" | Scoop.it
Alexandria Choma's insight:

My last website on the whole Great Deprssion and the people who caused and effected HOOVERvilles!

more...
No comment yet.
Rescooped by Alexandria Choma from The Booming 1920's
Scoop.it!

Hoovervilles and Homelessness (Historical Website #1)

Hoovervilles and Homelessness (Historical Website #1) | The Great Depression "Hoovervilles" | Scoop.it
Alexandria Choma's insight:

A website on all the topics around The Great Depression along with a section around the hard life of a Hooverville. 

more...
Alexandria Choma's curator insight, January 25, 2013 8:41 AM

A website on all the topics around The Great Depression along with a section around the hard life of a Hooverville.