Discuss the chief deficiencies to farming in the Great Plains. Many men and women took advantage of the Homestead Act of 1862 and headed west to the Great Plains. The $10 registration fee and the promise to cultivate the land for five years was an easy price to pay for 160 acres and the opportunity of a new and exciting life. Unfortunately, life in this new land was much more difficult than settlers had expected. Two-thirds of all homestead claimants failed to farm their land, due primarily to the lack of rainfall, inappropriate tools, and incorrect crops.
Particularly vulnerable groups were the old, who had no means of acquiring money. The young, were dependant on their parents’ financial status and good will, if they were not orphans. Seasonal workers were vulnerable due to the cyclical nature of their employment. Anyone who suffered from illness either long or short term fell into poverty because there were no sickness benefits. Women were another vulnerable group because they were always paid at a lower rate than men.
There is no set schedule on deployments. Whenever your supervisor says you are relieved of your duties then you are finally off. Only perk to not having a set schedule is that he gets paid salary. There is no clocking into work, or clocking out for lunch. He gets paid almost the same pay every first and the fifth-tenth of every
George explains how Lennie and himself are different from those lonely workers when he says, “With us it ain’t like that, we got a future. We got somebody to talk to that gives a damn about us” (15). Because of Lennie and George’s relationship, they are able to focus on their dream of having their own farm someday, instead of falling into a routine of moving from ranch to ranch and wastefully spending their pay at the end of the month. As he explains to Slim, “I seen the guys that go around on the ranches alone. That ain’t no good.
Backwardness of Russian farming In 1928 agriculture was still very backward and most farmers only had a small field and had hardly any grain output because of how the way land was shared after the revolution. Most work was done by people. They were virtually no tractors in the USSR, and no combine harvests. Stalin wanted to create large farms
However, due to the fact that the Hispanics only worked during harvest, they did not earn enough money to live comfortably. And when they did work they were paid extremely low wages. A Hispanic worker would only earn around $1,378 a year and thus would have to live in terrible accommodation such as low quality rented flats or in some cases makeshift tents of cars. Many Californians believed that the Hispanic workers were poor because they were lazy; this therefore led to them getting very little to no help at all. Therefore, the Hispanic workers were forced to set up organisations and campaign for their economic rights.
He worked very long hours and very hard every single day but not once did scrooge ever say “thank you” .He was also paid very little- He barely had enough to keep his family going. Scrooge treats Bob Cratchit as if he is merely a door mat outside his office; he can easily just walk all over him and Bob won’t do anything to prevent it. He was made to work in the freezing cold; scrooge would only allow a very small amount of coal for the fire. All he had for warmth was a dim wax candle. 'Scrooge had a very small fire, but the clerk's fire was so very much smaller that it looked like one coal'.
Many people spend all day everyday for weeks, months or years trying to find a job. Eventually finding it so tedious they just plain flat out give up the search. Only to have to raise the white flag go to the unemployment office and say "check please". Even if you are lucky enough to find a job odds are unless you have lots of experience, prior knowledge or a college degree you will be getting an entry level job.Earning minimum wage or not much more than that.Certainly not enough to live on these days single or married.It seems as if the odds are already against us and it doesn't help that our economy is just about at it's lowest any of us have ever seen. For quite some time now the story is the same every day.
I have been thinking of it as me having no money. That has limited me in solutions because the root problem was not correctly defined. This has impacted me by limiting my efforts of forming a solution. With spending time in school in my mind I seem to have tricked myself into not understanding why I do not have in money or source of income. In the military I was paid for schooling and having spent the past ten years in the service I just automatically assume that I should have money.
Migrant workers lived on the plantation in either little shacks, or canvas tents, and worked more than 10 hours a day, for not much pay. These workers in the fields relied on their pay, and now they were not getting paid, and that angered the workers. The angered workers were finally seeing their inhumane living conditions for what they were. As the rain poured, their canvas tents were soaking wet with rainwater, and the floor, which was the ground, was covered in mud. “The beating rain worked at the canvas until it penetrated and sent streams down…” (554).With all this rain coming to the California valley, sickness and disease also hit the plantation.