How did what happened to farmers during the 1920s foreshadow events of the great depression?
Farmers planted more and took out loans for land and equipment hoping for a good payout when the crop prices declined and farmers lost land.
What where some of the effects of the stock market crash in October 1929?
Other countries like Europe, Germany, Asia and Latin suffered because American either pulled their monies or no longer traded with them countries.
How were shantytowns, soup kitchens, and bread lines a response to the Depression?
Many people were evicted from theier homes and ended up in the streets. Some slept in parks or sewer pipes, wrapping themselves in newspapers to fend off the cold. They were able to provide food and shelter from shacks and charitable organization or public agencies
Why did minorities often experience an increase in discrimination during the great depression?
African Americans and Latinos dealt with increasing racial violence from unemployed whites competing for the same jobs. Whites demanded that Latinos be deported, or expelled from the country even though many had been born in America.
What pressures did the American family experience during the Depression?
many men left their families because they were ashamed they couldn’t supply for them. Women worked hard to help and canned food and sewed clothes. Children were often malnourished and went to work instead of going to school.
How did Hoover’s treatment of the Bonus Army affect his standing with the public?
Hoover’s image suffered. The downturn in the economy and Hoover’s inability to deal effectively with the Depression had sealed his political fate.
How did President Hoover finally try to use the government to relieve the Depression?
He asked employers not to cut wages or lay off workers, and he asked labor leaders not to demand higher wages or go on strike. He created a special organization to help charities generate contributions for the poor. The Dam was constructed to provide electricity, flood control, and regular water supply.