Clara Nielsen US History 3.11.2015 Civil Concentration Corps Before the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) were started our country was in a great depression. People had almost no money and couldn’t afford some of the necessities of life. All around the world there was fires, smoke, floods, drought, erosion, and to top it off the dust bowl. It was very difficult to find good soil. The storms and floods had taken all the good soil in the 1930s.
Dust was blown everywhere. It was now known as the Dust Bowl. The Great Depression Factory owners made more food then people could buy. So owners closed their factories and people lost their jobs. Many people had to move and live in cities to find jobs.
The Grapes of Wrath by John Steinbeck “Okies” During the 1930s, the Dust Bowl hit and triggered a time of great hardships that struck several farmers and their families. This troubling era became known as the Great Depression. Countless families began to make their way down to California in a quest for work. Most Migrant workers traveled to California from Oklahoma, thus the nickname “Okies”. John Steinbeck grew up in California in the early 1900s and witnessed the troubles of migrant workers.
Many soldiers returning from the great war (expecting to get their old jobs back) caused a great surplus of workers. The farmers that didn't go to the city (to find work) go together to form the national progressives (third party for farmers) and they created the Maritimers rights movement to promote their interests. Not only were the returning soldiers faced with job loss but they were also faced with the rising prices, strikes, the new role of woman, and the prohibition (ban of liquor) making their settling in a lot harder. The strikes were pointless because it resulted in people getting charged, workers losing their jobs and nobody even payed attention to them. The ban of liquor didn't last long either.
It was written July 26, 1935. It was written to explain the once very nourished land now has awful storms of dusts and no food. 2) According to Henderson, what are three changes that happened in Oklahoma during the 1910s and 1920s? What is her attitude about these changes? Throughout those years people began expanding causing more towns and trains and easier access to food and very supple land.
One of the worst climatic events in the history of the United States was the "Dust Bowl" drought which devastated the United States central states region known as the Great Plains. The Dust Bowl all but dried up an already depressed American economy in the 1930's creating millions of dollars in damages. With modern technology, NASA now believes the Jet Stream was partly responsible for this drought. They settled there to farm. They were prosperous in the decades that followed, but when the 1930s rolled in, so did strong winds, drought and clouds of dust that plagued nearly 75 percent of the United States between 1931 and 1939.The era became known as the legendary Dust
Leslie Bazan History 102 November 27,2012 Difficult times of the Depression Americans were living the dream and everything was going great the war had ended and everyone was reunited with their families but sooner or later disaster would struck all over America. Not too much later people found themselves on the streets begging for food and standing in line for soup-lines. People were so desperate to get help that Americans even turned to the government for help. America took a huge change during the depression especially within the farm – lands since most land that people bought was bought under credit and they were not able to keep up with paying it back. People found themselves writing letters to the president and his wife asking for help in anyway
The antagonist in The Grapes of Wrath by John Steinbeck is the entity of “the bank.” Throughout the novel it is “the bank” that is blamed for ridding the Oakies of their land and their pride. 3. The conflict of the story is that the Great Depression is causing many farmers from the southern states of America to loose their jobs. Consequently, millions of families were forced to migrate to the western state of California. It is there that the families hope to find work and make enough money to provide for them.
The Grapes of Wrath: Chapter 31 The family hurried on through the filth they called California, searching for their next plantation to work at. They did not have much time to lose for if they could not reach the next plantation in time they knew there would be no more work left for weeks. The deluge had taken all it could, wiping out tons of ramshackle homes near the fields and leaving many homeless. They were all scared as they all could meet the same fate without hesitation. “How much long’r?” Ruthie complained as the sun rose higher in the sky.
American farmers suffered terribly during the Great Depression. Between 1930 and 1935 nearly two hundred of every thousand farms in the states of the Midwest, the South, and the Plains went into foreclosure. When the owners failed, croppers and tenants were also forced off the land. The migrant worker had no home, and moved around looking for work. 200,000 people mostly farmers migrated to California, which was not