Hoovervilles (Herbert Hoover)
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Dear God, Everything has been bad the last couple of months. Its like I knew this was going to happen. Peole losing their jobs and there homes. I am writing this letter to you because you are the only one I can turn to. The president of the United States is not a good man to me! It seems as if he doesn't care about the people at all. The only people that try are the people that stay in hoovervilles and the Mayor of Seattle hoovervilles, not just the people in the hoovervilles. But people who are struggling like the rest of us. Hooverville is an organization build for the homeless and the unemployed. My husband and I lost our jobs and also our house that we had for several years. Now we are memeber of the hoovevilles, shall I say. Our house is a shack, its better than nothing. Luckily we do not have any children, because it would be ten times harder on us! During the day my husband always go out and look for things that can help us survive another day. He also stand in the breadlines and bring back food, it don't be much, at least its something. My husband say the line be so long. Sometimes he dont get home untill noon. I can't believe how bad everything has become, this is really a depression. Seattle is in proverty. Sometimes me and my husband would jump railraod to railroad, as in train to train. People called us Hobos, but I didn't care. Trespassing was forbidden, but some people have to do what they have to do because it's that bad. The authorities hate the fact that we had hoovervilles, but are they going to help us? I don't think so. So i feel they should leave us alone. In Seattle we stay protesting. I think as long as we mind our own business then the authorities should leave us alone. It has been so much destruction that I can't even think straight. I just wonder to myself whats next? Is this forever? Will it get better? So many thoughts. I have talked to Jesse Jackson, the Mayor of Seattle's hooverville. Himself even feel that the President can do more. He say all we can do is pray upon it, and it will get better. People wonder do the Politics care, have them wondering. I have a friend named Olivia, and she is really going through the struggle. She is a mother of 7, her and her children are living in a tent. She live a couple of shacks down from my shack. Me and my husband try helping her out, but I can't even help myself. Her husban died a few years back, she is alone with her children at all time. I sometimes watch them while she go out and look for help and get food. Living in shacks are not safe because they do not have locks. Olivia living a tent with her children is nowhere near safe, but its all she had.I also try my best to help others though. I just hope one day this will all change, because people can't live like this all their life. Writing letters really help me express myself and not exploed on the inside. One day this WILL all get better! 

Love, Aquidra King

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Vocabulary & Sentences

Hooverville

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1.Hoovervilles: A shanty town built by unemployed and destitute people during the depression of the early 1930's.

- Hooverville is a popular name for shanty town.

2.Breadlines: a line of people waiting to recieve food.

- Mainly the homeless waited in the breadlines.

3.Hobo's: A homeless person/migrate person.

- Hobo's were jumping from train to train to get where they needed to be.

4.Organizations: the action of organizing something

- There were many organizations in the 1930s, Hoovervilles were the main organization though.

5.Proverty: The state of being extremely poor.

- Thousands of families are living in abject poverty.

6.Depression: Severe despondency and dejection, typically felt over a period of time and accompanied by feelings of hopelessness and inadequacy.

- Many people were depressed during the 1930s, everything started going downhill.

7.Trespassing: Enter the owner's land or property without permission.

- There is no excuse for trespassing on railroad property.

8. Jobless: Unemployed.

- Many people were jobless during the 1930s

9.Destruction: the action or process of causing so much damage to something that it no longer exists.

- So much destruction was going on during the depression, physically and mentally.

10. Authorities: The power or right to give orders, make decisions, and enforce obedience.

- The authorities did not agree with people sleeping anywhere. (Hoovervilles)

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Primary Document #2

Primary Document #2 | Hoovervilles (Herbert Hoover) | Scoop.it
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This document (letter) is telling us about the Mayor of hoovervilles Jesse Jackson. They usually had people who ran organizations, so I'm guessing they picked Jesse Jackson. He ran the Hooverville in Seattle, with 6 hundred shacks and one thousand inhabitants. He was an lumber jack, he says he made good wages and spent most of them freely. Once the Depression hit in 1929, thats when everything started going downhill for him. By 1931 all his funds were gone. Jesse knew he wasn't alone but he had got enough of it all.

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Website#5 Helping the Homeless

Todays Society

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Website:  http://www.helpingthehomelessnow.com/ 

This website is mainly about a man named Chris Rockwell, who is taking donations to help the homeless.

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Website#3 Hebert Hoover

Historical Website

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Website: http://www.legendsofamerica.com/20th-hoovervilles.html

This talks about how everyone blames President Hoover for what was happening.. (Great Depression & more) 

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Website#1 Hoovervilles

Shanty

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Website:  http://depts.washington.edu/depress/hooverville.shtml

 Mainly this website is condoning about the Hoovervilles and how only homeless people lived there.

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Primary Document #3

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In this document, it is telling us how for many years that the nation have been drifting away steadily towards proverty, chaos and destruction. People starts to notice it all. It have them wondering do the politicians care. They thinking is like "None of them appear to know, and few if any appear to care what happens to the millions facing starvation". The people thats jobless have nothing to look back on.

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Primary Document #1

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This is a mother of 7 children, she is in the great depression. Her and her children are living in a tent. Her and her children were not safe. Its not like they have actual locks with doors. It was just her and her children in the tent. People slept in anything from open piano crates to the ground. Authorities did not officially recognize these Hoovervilles and occasionally removed the occupants for technically trespassing on private lands, but they were frequently tolerated out of necessity.

 

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Website#4 Todays Society

Connecting to todays society

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Website: http://www.helium.com/items/2068904-how-society-treats-the-homeless-and-displaced

 This website is talking about how society is harsh on homeless people.

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Website #2 ShantyTown

Historical Website

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Website: http://www.history.com/topics/hoovervilles

This website is talking about how the hoovervilles were torn down in the 1940's and why.

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