A quarter of the American population makes less than 10 dollars a hour. Which is well below the poverty line. The top 1% of wealthiest people in the nation make up over 40% of the entire nation's economy. Most of the employees that make the low wages don't have benefits ,which means no health insurance or retirement plans. Even though, this is present the Trump administration is giving the rich big tax cuts which is only going to make the gap between the two groups even wider apart. The author's point of view was showing that the point the rich is going to get richer. The connection is how little everyone was paid except for the rich. They own the land in California and produce many goods off of that land and sale them.
During the 1930's the nation was in a depression. The number of labor unions were only around 3 million members, which was two million less than it was a decade before. Most of the members belonged to skilled craft unions, who were apart of the American Federation of Labor (AFL). During the 30's labor unions took a turn for the better. The number of labor unions grew. Congress passed acts that if majority of their employees were apart of the same union the company's leaders would have to bargain with the union. The point of view of the author shows that labor union ultimately helped the nation in the long run. Jim was part of a labor union and they wanted to be paid more than they were ,so they went on strike. This showed that when people stick together for one cause things can change for the better.
The main job of border patrol is to make sure that nobody is trying to bring weapons or drugs into the United States. The agents encounter at least 1000 individuals everyday. They make sure everyone that comes over is following U.S. laws and are coming over legally. The point of view of the author was to show us what the border patrol does. The author knows how important the border patrol is and what they do. Grapes of Wrath's connection to this article was when the Joad family was at state line and they were being questioned and about to get searched.
Cape Town has a very serious problem on their hands. They are running out of water in the town. The city is getting out of hand that they city is willing to cut off the water. They are limiting each resident with only 50 liters of water to use everyday isn't a lot to use per day. The cause of the low water levels is the lack of rain fall. Many of the key water reserves have shrunk a great deal. The author's point of view is bringing notice to this extremely harsh situation. The connection to the book was the parallelism between Cape town and Oklahoma because they both experienced a severe drought and water shortage.
This collection of pictures shows a drought that is happening in modern day. The drought is happening in the state of California. It shows how much California's landscape and how the residents have to restrict their water use. The author's point was to show that the drought has had an extremely negative effect on the environment. This drought was similar to the drought that pushed the Joads out of Oklahoma.
A hooverville is defined as a crudely built camp put up usually on the edge of a town to house the dispossessed and destitute during the depression of the 1930s. - Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition Hoovervilles were built on the outskirts of towns ,but that didn't stop people from going into Hoovervilles because they didn't have any other place to go. Towns and cities didn't want the shantytowns in or around their town ,so they treated the residents like second class citizens. The term Hooverville came from the people blaming the economic downfall on President Herbert Hoover. The author's point of view was to show why they were built and what they did. The author also showed how bad they were and the impact they had. The Joad family lived in a Hooverville while on the way to California. They experienced the hard times that were in the Hooverville. They were shown that nobody wanted them there and they wanted them to leave.
The Dust Bowl was one of the worst droughts in the American history ,but why did it happen? The great plains region already had a semi-arid climate which is the next driest climate. The area receives than 20 inches of rain a year. Also because of the position of the great plains high winds cause dust storms. During the 1920's the weather took an unusual turn. Rain came down and gave the impression to the government and settlers that the weather is changing for the better. The reality was the climate didn't change and the people who moved to the region regretted their decision to move. The weather then took a turn for the worse. The dry summer of 1930 turn the most fertile of land into dust. Oceans also caused some of the problems in the Midwest. How? The oceans' temperature were unstable. The Atlantic Ocean was slightly warmer than usual and the Pacific Ocean was slightly cooler than normal. This caused the Midwest to get dry air and also made temperatures rise. The author's point of view was showing that changes in the environment and the climate ultimately caused the greatest drought in American history. This article relates to the Grapes of Wrath because the dust bowl pushed the Joads away from the home and made them move to another place.
A complex set of interacting forces both economic and ecological brought the migrant workers documented in this ethnographic collection to California. Following World War I, a recession led to dropping the prices of the goods that the farms were producing. This lead to the rise in producing the goods. They had to overproduce on the land which in turn put a great strain on the ground. Then to make matters worse a seven year drought began in 1931 and in 1932 the Dust Bowl began. The migrants chose California because of the long growing season and they can grow a variety of crops. When they reached California the conditions they were being treated like was if they were second class citizens. The author's point of view was to show what pushed the migrants to leave their homes and move to California. This article relates to the Grapes of Wrath because it shows why families moved to California just like the Joads. They went in search of a safe haven.