We fought to live. Rural, often religiously conservative, America saw the Depression as a national punishment for the excessive licentiousness and frivolity of the Roaring Twenties.
This led to new problems; small banks did not have enough money to pay their savers and went bankrupt. They covered themselves with pieces of paper. Americans had had it tough in the past, but they had managed to come through again and again. Violent change took place.
They slept on public streets, buses or trains. Hoover did take several actions to try to improve the economy. But not the millions of Americans who were hungry and tired of looking for a job.
One congressman from Alabama said: Older Americans, particularly those in their seventies and eighties, are especially chary of news of a stock market crash. Long historical romances kept the Depression readers satisfied for days, and the optimistic themes of the books inspirited their readers with a tinge of hope.
Margaret Mitchell never wrote another book. The government paid the farmers to grow less, which forced prices of food up.
Two days after his inauguration on the 6th of March, Roosevelt ordered all banks to close for a long bank holiday while he and a cabinet worked out a way to solve the problem.
These men and women remember another, inwhen in two days the Dow-Jones industrials lost a quarter of their market value and a then—astronomical 16 million shares were traded.
One of the main reasons for this was that the previous President, Hoover, had not controlled, or attempts to help the economic downfall of the United States.
All the gains of the nineteen twenties were washed away. And then the wind blew away the earth in huge clouds of dust. Many people shared their earnings with friends in need.
Yet one way we can recapture the spirit of the Great Depression is through the history and fiction of the era.
No one, including those many citizens whose interest in the stock market is entirely minimal, has been able to ignore the fluctuations of the notorious Dow-Jones average of 30 stocks or the total number of shares traded daily on the New York Stock Exchange. Roosevelt proposed, and Congress passed, a series of measures designed to provide relief for the unemployed and promote economic recovery.
In fact, like all other complex national phenomena, the Great Depression cannot easily be characterized or explained.Depression is not only a state of being sad, it is a disease that conquers the ability to feel emotion, whether good or bad, whatsoever.
Depression not only involves the mind, it also involves the body and thoughts. In different cultures some complain of excessive headaches and extreme pain and this. Fear in the Great Depression We have every reason to believe that fear played an important role in the Great Depression.
I would not go as far as to say that it caused it; it is more analogous to the fuel that fed a tiny flame into the. “Fear and Hope: Writing from the Great Depression of the s” was developed by Charles W.
Bassett, Charles A. Dana Professor of American Studies and English, Colby College. The development, design, and production of this material were made possible by a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities.
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