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Nathan Cushenbery-Andrews's comment, February 9, 2013 11:26 AM
How do you know that the rich didn't care? Some individuals who were rich in 1929, were broke by 1939.
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Vocabulary

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Hobos- is a migratory worker or homeless vagabond

Ex: The Hobo looks so sad on the street.

 

Hoovervilles- the popular name for shanty towns built by homeless people during the Great Depression. Ex: The hooovervilles would find a way of living no matter what.

 

The dust bowl- was severe dust storms causing major ecological and agricultural damage to American and Canadian prairie lands in the 1930s.

Ex: The dust bowl caused so much damage in the Midwest.

 

Destruction- is the concept of damage to an object, system, or being.

Ex: The destruction 9/11 caused was tragic to America.

 

Hoover Dam - is a concrete arch-gravity dam in the Black Canyon of the Colorado River, on the border between the US states of Arizona and Nevada.  

 

Localism- supports local production and consumption of goods, local control of government, and promotion of local history. EX: People rely to much on the president when it comes to localism.

 

Living conditions- how you live, and the condition that you live in. EX: The people that live on the streets living conditions must be ruff.

 

Bonus army- The self-named Bonus Expeditionary Force was an assemblage of some 43,000 marchers—17,000 World War I veterans.

Ex: The WW1 veterans were seeking to improve congress in the bonus army

 

Migration- is the physical growth of urban areas as a result of global change. EX: The president has no control over this rural migration.

 

Breadlines- a queue of people waiting for free food.

EX: There were many homeless people in the breadlines.

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Nathan Cushenbery-Andrews's comment, February 7, 2013 2:37 PM
Great vocab!
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Nathan Cushenbery-Andrews's comment, February 7, 2013 2:37 PM
Set your video to public. I cannot view it.
Chris Hullaby's comment, February 7, 2013 6:48 PM
you should be able to view it now. sorry.
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The Dust Bowl

A collection of resources and information on The Dust Bowl - a period from 1930-1936 where severe dust storms swept across American and Canadian prairie lands.
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This is a photo of a woman and here kids on the street during the depression. The woman facial expression looks like she is sad. Her kids look sleepy hungry.I think this picture shows how hard it was for a person living during the depression. I wonder if those kids were healthy in this photo as well as the mother. The photo just gives another example of how tough the depression was in the 30s. People should view this photo as a sad sight to see.

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Nathan Cushenbery-Andrews's comment, February 7, 2013 2:36 PM
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Dear Mama,

 

 

           

            I was just checking on you and seeing how you were doing. I am pretty sure that you and Dad are doing fine and I wish I was doing the same. It’s a struggle for me mama. I am currently an unemployed man and I can’t provide for my family right now. When I was a little boy I noticed how pops was able to provide for me, you, Paige, and, Whit. All I wanted to do is to be able to provide like he did and I have done a good job of doing that up until now.   I have gone broke mama, I invested my life savings in the start market, which crashed October 29, 1929 of this year. That was the day I went broke and I am now regretting that I put my well-earned savings and that stinking stock market. You might have heard about the crash of the stock market in the newspaper, because it was also known as black Tuesday. The crash has changed the way my family lives and how I live as well. Now my family and I are living in depression. We were forced out of our home not to long ago and we may be moving up north somewhere because Georgia is just not a so excellent place to live right now.  Especially, for myself because I am a African American in the south so things were already tuff but now things are way worse that that. I am homeless, I cant eat or sleep because I am to busy trying to find food for my children. Do you know how hard it is seeing your son and daughter suffer from hunger when you feel somewhat it is your fault? It’s the worst feeling ever, heck, my kids are not even getting the education they need. I guess you can just say our living conditions haven’t been great ever since the crash of the stock market mama. Mama its sad, the only thing that brings me peace, and gives me time to clear my head is the great music that is being played right now. I love listening to the blues, and hearing the music of the people that have gone through the hard times of the depression. I feel like I can relate to them and it just uplifts my spirits. I would recommend that you and papa listen to that song by Duke Ellington, called mood indigo. I promise that you will find it very likable. I know you guys are old, but the new music that is being played in the 30,s shouldn’t kill ya. Also mama, I am not a big fan of what Mr. president Hoover is doing. I don’t really believe that he is putting in much effort to help us poor folks. He accepts the fact that he views this Depression as inevitable and something to simply be endured regardless of suffering it will cause to us.  It seems like he is refusing to do everything in his power to stop this depression from getting worse. Instead he is just saying there is nothing he can do and using it as an excuse. So in my eyes mama he is not such a good president to me.  I remember when papa told me to always be a proud African American man, and to represent my people in a positive way. But Mama, being an African American in the 1930s and trying to live through the depression is very tough.  Out of all people that suffered from the depression, we (African Americans) were the first to get laid off of our jobs. We are suffering unemployment 3 to 4 times more than the whites are, which I find very unfair by the way. Not to mention that we received a less amount of aid then the whites as well. I am pretty sure you heard about those terrible dust bowl storms in the Midwest since you live in Iowa. The radio said that they believe the dust bowl storms were caused by natural drought and poor farming practices. But anyways, mama I may get my family off these ruff streets and live in a Shanty Town home. Shanty town homes are homes that are built by homeless people, which are called “Hoovervilles”.  They are nicknamed “Hoovervilles” because of that stinking Herbert Hoover, he is the reason why so many of us homeless folks are running around now. The number of Hobos has even increased because of this depression. I hate the term Hobo mama, and I sure hope that my family and I are not considered as “Hobos”. Its just hard mama, I can not even provide food or goods for my family because the prices have boosted up. Even though its hard, im going to push through this depression mama, and be the man that you and pops raised me to be. I hope everything is going great with you guys but I got to go find a way of living. I love you mama… tell pops I said hello. May GOD bless you guys. I hope to see you soon.

 

Sincerely,

 

            Mark Clay

 

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Nathan Cushenbery-Andrews's comment, February 7, 2013 2:37 PM
Great letter!
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WEBSITE #1 The Great Depression. Website link: http://depts.washington.edu/depress/hooverville_seattle_destruction.shtm

 

Who (organization, person, company) put this information on the Internet?

The University of Washington

2. Is the information meant to be serious, or is it a joke or inaccurate? How can you tell?

It’s meant to be taken serious because it is giving facts of what took place in the great depression.

3. How do you know where this information comes from?

It tells you at the top of the article

4. Is the information biased? Does it only give one opinion?

No this information is not biased and it doesn’t just give one opinion.

5. Write four important points you learned from this website and complete the: who, what, where, when, why, how notes.

- Thousands of homeless and impoverished citizens began to remove themselves from the existing charitable aid infrastructure and establish shantytowns.

- Millions of Americans were reduced or eliminated

- Hooverville’s population and legitimacy increased throughout the 1930s

- Seattle Hooverville population had increased to as many as 2,065 individuals

Who: the people of hooverville

What: The great depression

Where: Seattle

When: 1930s

Why: The economy collapsed

How: Population increase

6. How should include this information on your iMovie and essay?

It could support my topic.

 

 

WEBSITE #2 The Dust Bowl. Website link: http://www.filtersfast.com/articles/the-dust-bowl.php

 

1. Who (organization, person, company) put this information on the Internet?

Filter Fast

2. Is the information meant to be serious, or is it a joke or inaccurate? How can you tell?

I think its meant to be factial information because of the facts stated on this website.

3. How do you know where this information comes from?

 

4. Is the information biased? Does it only give one opinion?

No it does not biased and does not give more than one opinion

5. Write four important points you learned from this website and complete the: who, what, where, when, why, how notes.

-It was a time when dust bowls hit the same areas over and over

-Dust bowls affected peoples health

- Many farmers died from dust pneumonia

- The dust bowl coincided with the great depression

Who: People in the Midwest

What: The dust Bowl

Where: Kansas, Oklahoma, California

When: 1930- 1940

Why: human abuse in the prairie lands

How: The drought caused land to turn into dust and it blew eastward in huge clouds

6. How should include this information on your iMovie and essay?

This would fit well with my topic because this event affected a lot of people during the great depression.

 

Name Chris Hullaby Hr. 3

 

WEBSITE #3 City Life during the Great Depression Website link: http://middle.usm.k12.wi.us/faculty/taft/unit7/citylife.htm

 

1. Who (organization, person, company) put this information on the Internet?

Nishi, Dennis

2. Is the information meant to be serious, or is it a joke or inaccurate? How can you tell?

It is meant to be taken serious. It is describing the depression in the city during the 1930s

3. How do you know where this information comes from?

It is listed at the very bottom of the page.

4. Is the information biased? Does it only give one opinion?

No this information is not biased.

5. Write four important points you learned from this website and complete the: who, what, where, when, why, how notes.

- Living conditions were brutal during the depression.

- 14 million people lived in crowded, and unheated homes.

- Farmers Moved to the city.

- By 1933 millions of Americans were unemployed and desperate for money.

Who: Farmers, Farmers families, and City folks

What: The depression

Where: Cities in America

When: 1930s

Why: Expansion of money supply in the 1920s

How: The economy boom.

6. How should include this information on your iMovie and essay?

Give me more information on how people struggled during the depression.

 

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Growing Up Black in the 1930s

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This document is an interview. It was a interview between a reporter and a woman that grew up black in the 30s. The woman explained that she lived in Birmingham, Alabama during the 30s. She said that the houses that she lived in were small and had two bedroooms. The woman also explained that said that she had no contact with white people but her dad was abused at work by his white boss. I think this document explains what it was like being black while america was going through ruff time. I believe black people may have suffered more than whites during the depression.

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Living in the Dust Bowl (1934, by Anne Marie Low) – Dictionary definition of Living in the Dust Bowl (1934, by Anne Marie Low) | Encyclopedia.com: FREE online dictionary

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This document is a story by a person that lived through the dust bowl. It explains the living conditons for a girl and her family after the dust bowl hit. The girl shares that after the dust storm she often had to clean. She had to clean becausemost of the dust got on the food and kitchen conters which enabled them to cook. Often dust storms took place in the midwest but this one was in north dakota. In the story the girl explains that before she washed clothes she had to wash out the washer machine, and wash tubs. This document is an example of how the dust bowl impacted people. I think the dust bowl did no good to people because america was already suffering depression.

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