Surviving the Depression (Ch. 15.3)

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Describes how Americans coped with the negative effects of the Great Depression

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  • 1. +15.3:Surviving the Great Depressionpp. 520-523

2. +15.3:Surviving the Great Depression Key Qs 1. How did Americans overcome the difficulties related to theDepression? 2. What signs of change did Americans begin to notice in theearly 1930s? Key Terms Penny Auction 21st Amendment 3. +Americans Pull Together Not all memories of the 30s are negative Country pulled together in order to helpone another When farmers couldnt pay mortgages,banks would foreclose & then sell it atan auction In some communities farmers promisedto keep bids low; penny auctions Penny auctions combined w/ the threatof violence led some states to pass lawsthat stopped foreclosures on farms 4. +Monopoly Created by Charles B. Darrow,an unemployed man from PA Allowed people to live fantasyof acquiring land, houses, &hotels First sold in 1935 500 million people haveplayed the game since 5. +Young People Ride the Rails In mid-1930s roughly 250Kteens lived on the road Many were riding freighttrains Lonely & dangerous Some were forced to leave byfamily 6. +Seeking Political Solutions Most Americans continued totrust democratic process 10 million unemployedcontinue law-abiding. No riots,no trouble, no multi-millionairescooked andserved with cranberry sauce,alas.William Saroyan, 1936 However, both a communistand a socialist candidate ranfor president in 1932 Socialist, Norman Thomas, won881, 951 votes (2.2%) 7. + DepressionHumor Jokes helped people survive thehard times Hoovervillesstarted as joke Hoover blanketsnewspapers Hoover flagsempty pockets Babe Ruth was criticized formaking $80K, which was morethan Hoover His response, I had a betteryear than he did. Will Rogers, most notablehumorist of the time Were the first nation in thehistory of the world to go tothe poorhouse in anautomobile. If stupidity got us into thismess, then why cant it get usout? The only difference betweendeath & taxes is that deathdoesnt get worse ever timeCongress meets. When Wall Street took thattail spin, you had to stand inline to get a window to jumpout of. 8. +Signs of Change 193321st Amendmentrepealed 18th Amendment,Prohibition was over The eighteenth article ofamendment to the Constitutionof the United States is herebyrepealed. Mostly welcomed; Prohibitionseen as failed experiment Control of alcohol returned tothe states; 8 continued the ban 9. +Signs of Change Construction on Empire StateBuilding began in 1930 Cost $41 million 102 stories, 1250 feet Employed thousands ofconstruction workers Opened on May 1, 1931 10. +The End of An Era 1931Capone gets locked up 1932Lindbergh baby waskidnapped & murdered 1932FDR, a Democrat, winspresidential election 1933Coolidge died 1935Babe Ruth retired 11. +15.3:Surviving the Great Depression Key Qs 1. How did Americans overcome the difficulties related to theDepression? 2. What signs of change did Americans begin to notice in theearly 1930s? Key Terms Penny Auction 21st Amendment