In 1605-1612, the colonists experienced the longest drought (Doc B). Because of the lack of rain, they weren’t able to grow crops (Doc B). The seasons also caused diseases to spread (Doc E). The occupations of the colonists contributed to the colonist dying. They brought gentlemen, rich men that didn’t work with their hands, and they wanted other people to build their houses and hunt for their food (Doc C).
In some cities they had to actually post arm guards on garbage trucks, people were scavenging for food, people would swamp the garbage truck when they would dump the garbage at the dumps. Production was down particularly of wheat, but there was enough out there but the only problem is transportation and storage system. They were dumping milk in the street as a protest, we didn’t have the system to transport milk from for example Wisconsin to Boston, it couldn’t be done so there are people that are starving in Boston because you couldn’t get the food to them. This is really a crisis and the country knows, Roosevelt knows, if you don’t fix this soon the public will put in dictatorship either on the right or the left. Dictators are very efficient they get things done on time.
Known also as Black Tuesday, October 29th left stockholders shattered with recorded losses reaching $40 billion dollars (Kelly, n.d.). Many banks and financial institutions began collapsing which led to irretrievable, uninsured deposits and savings. Fearing further loss, people began spending less which led to a decrease in production and an increase in unemployment. As companies began to fail, the government devised the Smoot-Hawley Tariff in order to protect American businesses. The Tariff placed high taxes on imports leading to a decline in international trade.
It caused unemployment rates to rise, reaching as high as 25%. This, in turn, impacted family life, leaving many to live in extremely harsh conditions. It also affected social life, due to the fact that the gap between the rich and working-class widened. It truly was a catastrophe which impacted all. After the crash of the stock markets, the demand for agricultural goods during WWI disappeared, and as a result, rural areas of America experienced severe adversity.
The cloud caused problems for all over the world, which lead to most of the airspace to be closed. In Kenya and Zimbabwe there were mounds of rotting fruit and flowers because they had nowhere to export them to and they lost a lot of much needed business. New Zealand’s exportation of salmon though improved because it was no longer in
Describe the effects of hyperinflation on Germany in 1923. (9) The Weimar government was short of money after the First World War and so began to print more and more banknotes. The sudden flood of paper money into the economy, on top of the general strike - which meant that no goods were manufactured, so there was more money, chasing fewer goods - combined with a weak economy ruined by the war, all resulted in hyperinflation. Prices ran out of control, for example, a loaf of bread, which cost 250 marks in January 1923 had risen to 200,000 million marks in November 1923. German's currency became worthless.
Her refrigerator was destroyed and they had not prepared well for the storm so all they had to eat were a few cans of peas that were in the basement. It was Kathleens least favorite food and other food was not accessible because the supermarkets were destroyed as well. Kathleen quickly realized that she would be very hungry for a few weeks. Her need for nourishment was at risk. As for safety, her house was completely destroyed with no walls being left intact.
The famine had a disastrous effect all over Ireland and with the failure of the then British rulers to help with the food shortage and the exporting of grain to pay landlords their rent Ireland became practically unlivable which was the main reason for Irish immigration in the 1800’s. The famine left over a million people dead of starvation and others who survived with diseases such as cholera and typhus. Making them flee to the United States and Canada as well, as the living conditions were harsh in Ireland, the ship they traveled in to America was poorly as well, it was know as the “Coffin Ship”. The conditions were so poorly that many Irish died during the trip to the United States and Canada, never having the chance to live the better
And 80% would die within a week. Back then thay had lack of medical knowledge and they tried anything to cure the disease but nothing would work. The towns and cities faced food shortage. The outbreak had a huge impact on the field because the men who work in them was to sick to tend to the field and the crops would die. Animals that was being raised to eat went free because people was not able to tend to them.
However, as the Okies see food being destroyed in front of them a rage grow inside of them, an anger that the Californians do not understand. The people destroy the food and both the Okies and small farmers suffer, the prices are high and no one can afford their food and the food rots and the California farmers gain nothing. The dehumanization of the Okies is hurtful everyone, there is no trade and therefore no gain for either party. Ridley’s point on emphasizing mutual gain through trade and cooperation is now brought into focus. Ridley states, “exchange is twice blest: it blesseth him that gives and him that takes” (101).