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A short revision video outlining the key facts about the Great Depression of the It is extremely helpful and contains useful information about the context of, Of Mice and Men

The Great Depression

This is a picture of men eating at a soup kitchen because they could not afford food. During the depression soup kitchens were very important because so many people could not afford food. People all across Canada and the USA were affected by this.

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THE DEPRESSION - Breadlines - Long line of people waiting to be fed: New York City. In the absence of substantial government relief programs during free food was distributed with private funds in some urban centers to large numbers of the unemployed.

In the 1930's, Hoovervilles were built all over the United States for those who were not fortunate to stay with a family or friend that hadn't been evicted yet.

Edwin Hill repairing roof of shack in Hooverville, Seattle, November 1939 :: Museum of History and Industry

I saw this photo at the National Art Gallery.  I will never forget this photo...ever.  I love it. It's so full of emotion, so real...

“Migrant Mother,” Dorothea Lange, 1936 For many, Florence Owens Thompson is the face of the Great Depression, thanks to legendary photographer Dorothea Lange. Lange made this photograph while visiting a camp in California in February With this.

Job hunter in America (1929). I dont know his name. But I love his attitude. I am sure he made it through the tough times and came out successful.

The Great Depression. A lesson learned from history. Too bad more people aren't like this. Shame on those who would rather scramble for hand outs than go to work.

March 5, 1933    Great Depression: President Franklin D. Roosevelt declares a "bank holiday", closing all U.S. banks and freezing all financial transactions.

During the Great Depression preceding the passage of the Social Security Act, "soup kitchens" provided the only meals some unemployed Americans had. This particular soup kitchen was sponsored by the Chicago gangster, Al Capone.