Summary Of ' Kill A Mockingbird ' Essay

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To Kill A Mockingbird focuses on Scout Finch 's life in the Southern town of Maycomb during the economic downfall of The Great Depression. It is evident that many families are struggling during this time because of the incident. You can see how the lifestyle set out by the Finch’s has a large involvement with their economic state. The activities that the children do and the involvement with the Tom Robinson case all have contributing factors that can be traced back to The Great Depression. The Great Depression affects many families in the United States in the 1930s, including the Finch’s and other Maycomb families.
There is said to be no main cause to The Great Depression but many theories trace back to The Great Stock Market Crash, which happened in 1929 when Herbert Hoover was president. He was said to be, “sitting on an economic time bomb ticking itself towards an explosion that obliterated his sincere reform efforts,” (Burg 43). Because of the conflict with the bank and their promise to have a “get-rich-quick plan,” (Campbell) many people spent money of their own and money that they borrowed to buy stocks, which naturally raised stock prices. The rising stock prices essentially worried the bank so they, “tightened the credit… hoping to slow the speculative fever,” (Campbell). This action by the bank backfired and within months billions of dollars were disappearing from many Americans’ bank accounts because of the decreasing value of stocks. Because of The Great Stock…

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