Everyone was enjoying life, exicted about stocks and where they would take them, little did they know that they would be taking them to a not so pretty place. In September the market broke, it made a quick recovery than fell deeper and depper. By October 9th the prices of stocks were “first class bargain levels.” The rich and the poor was both equally terrified. They had right to be it just got worse and worse. In my opinion this would be one of the scariest things in American history, yes it might not be a war.. But to seem so sure about life and feel secure, yet to just fall flat on your face. Leaving your family poor and unsure of what to do next. Articles, Old Magazine. “The 1929 Stock Market Crash.” DR GEORGE WASHINGTON CARVER MAGAZINE ARTICLE,GEORGE WASHINGTON CARVER NEWSPAPER ARTICLE,AGRICULTURAL CHEMIST DR GEORGE WASHINGTON CARVER,AMERICAN SCIENTIST DR GEORGE WASHINGTON CARVER,AFRICAN-AMERICAN SCIENTIST DR GEORGE WASHINGTON CARVER,AFRICAN-AMERICAN CHEMIST DR GEORGE WASHINGTON CARVER,FREE GEORGE WASHINGTON CARVER NEWSPAPER ARTICLE,GEORGE WASHINGTON CARVER OLD ARTICLE,GEORGE WASHINGTON CARVER INTERVIEW,GEORGE WASHINGTON CARVER CHRISTIANITY,FREE GEORGE WASHINGTON CARVER BIO,DR GEORGE WASHINGTON CARVER 1938 KEN MAGAZINE ARTICLE - Magazine Article - Old Magazine Articles,
A picture of a woman who looks broken by tragedy and exhausted from work. Two little children clueless of the sacrifices their mother has made. Hiding behind her because she is their security. Yet she is breaking as she fights through her pain because she is their mother and must protect them. We don’t know her story but you can tell by her eyes that she has been through a lot. Which we seem to forget all the individual stories that slip through the cracks. This picture is to remind us of all of that each person. In my opinion this is so powerful because it is a prime example of everyday people that were effected. We see first hand how a family was effected by the Great Depression. “World News, Politics, Economics, Business & Finance.” The Economist, The Economist Newspaper, www.economist.com/.
This article talks about how at this time women had taken a few steps back, as far as feminism is concerned. In the 1920’s it was all about women going out and realizing they don’t have to do everything their husband wants them to do. Yet when the Great Depression hit rather than woman being stronger, most ran into marriages for support. They were afraid of what was going to happen next so they wanted their husbands to be their crutch and help them through. In my opinion this isn’t the worst thing but it isn’t the best. I wish more women would have tried to be independent to get through these times. However, I also understand it was a very scary time and people were just trying to get by. http://www.oldmagazinearticles.com/Women-During-the-1930s-Great-Depression-pdf
Summary and Reflection: A time that confused adults but really confused children, a time that shaped the upcoming generation. A movie about how children understood the great depression and why they had to move from nice houses to smaller ones in not as friendly neighborhoods. Why rich families went from wearing nice clothes to hammy downs and clothes sewed together from chicken feed bags. It also taught children who their real friends were and even if you don’t have the nicest clothes or nicest car you still can have a wonderful life. When I first watched this movie as a child around 7 I got my first glimpse of what exactly the Great Depression was and how affected everyday life. I think this is a great movie to show to kids, not only to tell them about America’s history but also to show them that even if we don't have another “Great Depression” their will be times in your life where you might not always get what you want. You might not always get the best of everything. But that is okay, as long as you have good friends and a loving family you’ll be okay. “Kit Kittredge: An American Girl (2008).” IMDb, IMDb.com, www.imdb.com/title/tt0846308/.
A time when so many had put money into saving and tried to plan for the future, yet it didn’t matter. How discouraging it must have been to try so hard yet be defeated. Here we see a man sitting on a bench smoking a cigar. Looking as though he has given up. There is also a sign that says “bank failure victim”, which symbolizes that he was a victim to bank failure. Than we see a squirrel asking why he didn’t save for bad times, and he explains he did. This just shows that no one was too good for the great depression no matter how much they saved or how much money they had. In my opinion this just shows that in life sometimes even if you’re prepared it doesn’t mean that you will never fall victim to the economy. Great Depression Hoover Political Cartoon | Source: http://apus-b.wikispaces.com/depression-political+cartoons
This artwork symbols how Americans had dreams,but due to the Great Depression their dreams “were canceled.” It was a time of lost dreams. When people had not only lost all of their money, but had lost all of their hopes and dreams as well. This picture also depicts a man who had worked hard to paint something inspiring, however due to The Great Depression his quote didn’t apply anymore. In my opinion this is a very powerful piece of artwork, because it shows the bigger picture, that being that Americans were feeling defeated. You hear all day everyday to follow your dreams. But to imagine not getting to dream or live the life you want anymore. What is the point of living? Many fell into depression because it was like all of their dreams and faith was gone, they worked so hard to go to rock bottom. http://alexverapopart.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/10/banksy-follow-your-dreams.jpg