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The Great Depression

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The Great Depression (1929–32) was a time of extreme hardship for people in
Australia and all around the World.This lated till the second World War in 1939 - 1945.The Wall Street crash in October 1929 started the beginning of a severe depression for the whole world and is now known as the Great Depression.After the crash unemployment in Australia more than doubled to twenty-one per cent
 and reached its peak in mid-1932 when almost thirty-two per cent of Australians were out of work.

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Women in the Great Depression

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The majority of women found themselves
struggling to get by with minimal money.The typical American woman had a husband that was still employed even if not working full time and taking a pay cut.Many women had to draw the line between making do and doing without.

 

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Working Women in The Great Depression

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Women in the work force during the time of the Great Depression were under immense scrutiny until in 1930 when there were massive changes to women in the work force.

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Family life during The Great Depression.

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The Great depression changed family life dramatically. The rates of marriage, divorce and birth dropped by a massive amount. Families suffered dramatically due to massive decline in their income. Family roles changed during the 1930s. Men finding themselves out of work now had to rely on their wives and children to help make ends meet. Some men just got so feed up and just walk out altogether and then the family would just simply fall apart.

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Unemployment

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During the Great Depression unemployment rates were the highest they had ever been, and was at its height in 1933 with more than 25% of the US unemployed. There were really two main causes behind this massive unemployment rate. After the Wall Street Crash in October 1929, consumer buying confidence dropped and factories producing consumer goods had no choice but to cut their production.

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Why can you give my dad a job

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Kate Pill's comment, March 19, 2012 8:17 AM
Mckeeley, have a look at what you have written as a title and what has actually been written on the poster! Do they match? Also, well done omn choosing a powerful image. What analysis can you make from this image? Hint: Look at all the children! How hard might it have been for them? Why would this image have been powerful? Does this image support another source in your scoop.it?
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Not a lot of happiness going around.

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What caused The Great Depression

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The ultimate cause of the Great Depression is still the subject of debate by economists. Although the collapse of the New York Stock Exchange determined its timing there were many factors involved:

A fall in export prices and sales
A fall in overseas loans leading to a reduction in government capital spending
A fall in residential construction
At the time, privately owned banks controlled Australia's financial policy and the country relied greatly on borrowing money from other countries to bring in new investment. When the banks refused to extend overdrafts to Australia the government began selling off gold reserves.

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The Great Depression - Social impact

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The Great Depression's impact on Australian society was devastating. Without work and a steady income many people lost their homes and were forced to live in rough-and-ready homes with poor heating and sanitation. Other social consequences of the Great Depression included:

Working class children consistently leaving school at 13 or 14 years old
Married women carrying a greater domestic burden: home-making was still considered a woman's role, so even if a woman had worked all day scrubbing floors to bring in some money, her unemployed husband would still expect her to cook dinner and keep the house in order
jobs being easier to find for young people, but the work had little future career prospects and many young workers were sacked by the time they turned sixteen, eighteen or twenty-one years of age
migrants, particularly those from Italy and southern Europe, being resented because they worked for less wages than others despite having relatively little in the way of family or friends to call on for help.

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Children and the Great Depression

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Children had to work because of the Depression. The kids ran away from home and set their lives on the railroads. They were called The Box Car Kids. What they did is they hopped on trains and they would jump on trains while they were moving. If they were moving and you slipped it was to bad. And the girls on the trains mostly dressed as boys. If they didn’t go on disguised they got a bed and meals while on the trains.

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Poems of the Great Depression - The Great Depression

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The Great Depression

 

Deep sorrow filled the americans heart
Everyone had to do their part
People were trading and selling their things
Raving about what life would bring
Even the little ones felt the pain
Souls did suffer in heat, cold, and rain
Sad to say theat the days filled with grief
In hopes that the Depression sooned would cease
On Sunday was a day of rest, everyone would gather and thank God they
were blessed
Not in ways that we might think, but in everyday living that life did bring

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Bibliography

The Great Depression 2000, , accessed 19 March 2012, .

Palay, C 2010, Working Women, University of Washington, accessed 19 March 2012, .

The Great Depression 2009, Australian Government, accessed 19 March 2012, .

The Great Depression-unemployment 2011, , accessed 19 March 2012, .

, 2007, The Great Depression, online video, Mar 18, 2007, accessed 19 March 2012, .

 

It wont let me put the URL in here so i will email you the good copy.

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Kate Pill's comment, March 19, 2012 7:55 AM
What are the urls for these sites? I need to be able to access these sites in order to validate your research. :) Make sure you include the urls!