This article shows a more detailed version of the great depression, the stress level of most families and the way everyone came together as on to help each other. Roosevelt taking over office and pulled America out of the horrible economic fall from 1929 to 1933. The way of life was so stressful, children worrying about the next time they’ll eat or even what they will eat, men worrying about if they will be out of work to provide the food and shelter. People going homeless. Companies going bankrupt. Until it was all brought back up in 1939. And stable ever since.
This captivating 45-minute video highlighted the main points of the Great Depression, how it came about, how it ended, and included various stories of the struggles of daily people. Following the stock market crash of 1929 ("Black Thursday"), millions of Americans were left with little to nothing. They struggled to survive and eat, struggled to find work, and provide for their families. The video included many personal testimonies of older people that were kids during the Great Depression and their memories. I learned a lot from this video. I especially enjoyed hearing personal testimonies and the video footage to make it more real for me. Sometimes it's easy to look at black and white pictures and think that it was a lifetime ago or that it couldn't ever happen again. This video makes me feel weird about the stock market and how it works.
This article told how the great depression was a flush in the economy, the stock markets rose so high that they just exploded. Millions of stocks were traded and most came out to be worthless. August of 1929 was when the Great Depression started. The worst time for workers trying to supply for there families. Even worse it lasted for 10 years. By 1930, 4 million people were unemployed and could not find any place to work, the unemployment count rapidly increased to 6 million in 1931.
This collection of photographs captured powerful images from the Great Depression. With approximately 100 pictures, the photo essay did an excellent job bringing home the overall mood and feel of that dark time period. All photos were in black and white which helped tell the story of struggle and what problems that generation faced. There were many pictures of dust storms, decay, and people living in poor conditions. At least a dozen of the photos were people that lived in tents or shacks. There wasn't a single smile by a kid or adult in any of the pictures, only faces of sorrow and worry about where their next meal would come from. One image of men standing in line looking for work was really powerful.
This video interviewed seven people that survived The Great Depression. These people, now in the their late eighties and nineties, shared their experiences going through this tough period of time. These elderly people came from various backgrounds and areas, but shared similar money struggles. Even as kids, most of them expressed feeling the tight pressure of having and doing less and living more by need versus wants. One of the most interesting interviews was a man describing how families were much closer then than now. He explained that families needed to depend on one another and care and this created closer relationships. It was nice to hear about something positive during these really dark times.