The Dismal Consequences Of The Great Depression

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As unemployment reached an all time high in 1933, this decade, was squished between the roaring twenties and World War II, and was left little to be highlighted other than the dismal consequences of the Great Depression. An all-time low in American confidence, the years between 1929 and 1940 tested the strength, courage, humility, and perseverance of those forced to suffer a quickly dropping economy. No longer did hard work transform into success or even hope. Middle class working families now joined the ranks of the poorer classes and farmers hit by the Dust Bowl in the 1920's. The enormous unemployment disrupted family structure as it forced the male provider shamefully into bread lines. This readjustment of household work struck tension into millions of families, desperately trying to survive poverty and hunger. President Roosevelt's New Deal, contributing a roller coaster of hopefulness and misery could not fill every gap the Depression widened. Needing an escape and a sense of control, these disappointed families turned to any (inexpensive) relief and entertainment society could give. Thus, Hollywood industries picked up where the New Deal fell short. During the 1930s the United States was facing its longest and most deep economic downturn, the Great Depression. Spending…show more content…
Also neighbors would come together to play cards and other games. Kids from the neighborhood would make up and play games with things they could find. Sports were big too. Friends and family would play friendly football or baseball games, but professional sports weren't doing that well. Many students would spend their time studying to get a good job to succeed during those hard times. Also bands and music got pretty big too, people would go to concerts just to have as much fun as they could. Schools and communities would hold social events like dances, parties, and other
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