Many lost their jobs, and were forced to look for work elsewhere. Numerous people were also forced to leave school to help pay the bills (Doc 1). Herbert Hoover, considered one of the worst presidents ever, did not help the situation very much. In 1930 he said that “The Depression is over.” However, the Depression did not end until 1937 when World War II began (Doc 2). The country was fed up with Hoover’s help.
Audrey Smith Period 3 February 23, 2012 Mr. Parks Effects of The Great Depression In the movie, “The Cinderella Man,” it shows the troubles and hardships of an average American family during the time of the Great Depression. As the movie plays out, you see the physical as well as the mental state people went through. For this family, they had lost almost everything. It’s a wonder anyone could have survived such a way during this time period in America.
Franklin D. Roosevelt’s Impact On the Great Depression By: Alysha Burnett During the 1930’s, the United States faced a terrifying economic decline due to the sudden decrease in stock prices. This defining event not only affected the Americans but also several other nations around the world. In the U.S., millions of people were unemployed and lost their homes due to the businesses failing and the dramatic halt of the construction companies. As a result, many people found themselves becoming immensely dependent on their new President, Franklin Delano Roosevelt to bring them out of the isolation, poverty, and economic distress. By electing Roosevelt, the Americans lives were in for a positive change.
The New Deal v Primary Sources v Franklin D. Roosevelt was governor of New York, when the Wall Street Crash in October 1929, created the worst depression in American history. Roosevelt made strenuous attempts to help those without work. He set up the New York State Emergency Relief Commission and appointed the respected Harry Hopkins to run the agency. Another popular figure with a good record for helping the disadvantaged, Frances Perkins, was recruited to the team as state industrial commissioner. With the help of Hopkins and Perkins, Roosevelt introduced help for the unemployed and those too old to work.
THE GREAT DEPRESSION American success failed when the stock market crashed in 1929 during President Herbert Hoover’s administration. All of a sudden people were out of work, thousands lost their savings, and the nation was in a state of shock. Even millionaires lost their money. The problems and the causes that led up to The Great Depression were multiple. Farm income went down from the drought.
Starting in the year 1929 and lasting throughout the 1930’s, America was brought into the worst economic slump that America and the rest of the world has ever been brought into. This would soon be known as The Great Depression. What caused this depression was the crash of the stock market in 1929 and almost all of the Americans had to suffer from the stock market crash. People were without jobs, homeless, and left without nothing but their families and the clothes on their back. Some of the hardships that the Americans faced were unbearable.
In John Steinbeck's novel, The Grapes of Wrath, Steinbeck illustrates and advocates drastic change in the economy during the Great Depression and the Dust Bowl of the early 1930's. He depicts this transformation using the Joad family, illuminating their struggle in these hard times. In this novel there is an agricultural evolution with three distinct stages. "Grampa took up the land, and he had to kill the Indians and drive them away. And Pa was born here... Then a bad year came and he had to borrow a little money.
Perhaps the worst economic downturn in the history of the United States occurred from 1930-1939. The Great Depression led to domestic and international crises effecting the poor and wealthy alike. Many financial experts today continue to debate the cause of The Depression, although most agree that several events led to the economic decline. The famous stock market crash on October 29, 1929 is just one of many causes economists believe led to The Great Depression. Known also as Black Tuesday, October 29th left stockholders shattered with recorded losses reaching $40 billion dollars (Kelly, n.d.).
The Federal Writers' Project was one of four New Deal arts projects that were created as part of the Works Progress Administration in 1935 to provide work relief for the unemployed. New Deal relief administrator Harry Hopkins realized the need for specific relief programs for white-collar workers, including writers and other artists. In addition to the Federal Writers Project the other arts projects were the Federal Theatre Project, the Federal Art Project, and the Federal Music Project. During World War II the cost of war led to the end of the Federal Writers' Project and the other Federal One programs. The Federal Writers Project gave thousands of unemployed writers work over a thousand stories on American topics during the Great Depression.
It did not only affect Americans, but also the whole world. The Great Depression was caused by the crash of the stock market or the lack of real investment opportunities in the 1920’s, product innovation that caused less labor, President Roosevelt believed that it was caused by the structural problems and doubted simulative spending will solve the problem, and some argued it was caused by the shift toward modern employment relation that was made by the Great War. A Depression in the economy can start by raising taxes and dismissing government’s employees and both of these actions can start a depression and both of these were done by the government in 1929. Once this is done, it will have a chain reaction where it will get to the point where the economy will fall and cause its people to live in poverty. The prices of the products will either increase or stay the same but the wages of the people will always decrease.