The Negative Impacts Of Hoovervilles During The Great Depression

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The Great Depression is referred to as the time in history between the 1930s and mid 1940s. These were the years of a severe worldwide economic depression. Which all started with the collapse of the stock market in 1929, which resulted in a 40 billion dollar loss. Plus an unstructured banking system has been just enough to create a chain-reaction of events to occur, which by 1932 had the economy spiraling out of control. As stock prices dropped, banks requested more loans and by mid-November an estimated $30 billion in stocks had disappeared. As The Great Depression raged on, the negative impacts on American citizens increased, company shutdowns became more frequent, and government changes occurred.
Between 1929 and 1932 alone, the nation’s
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Hoovervilles were named after President Herbert Hoover because citizens of the nation blamed him for the hardships they were facing. These structures were built with cardboard, tarpaper, and other comparatively flimsy elements. Churches and other charities usually funded these. One of the largest Hoovervilles in the nation was built in 1930 and was located in St. Louis. Private donors funded this small community and lasted until 1936. It had its own mayor, churches, and social institution.
America also faced a rapid increase in crime rates. Majorities of people were stealing and desperate women turned to prostitution just so they could have enough food for their family and pay bills. In fact, before the depression even reached it’s lowest point there was already food riots. In particular, the riots that broke out in February of 1931, which could be described as something someone sees taking place in a movie. Hundreds of Minneapolis citizens smash storefront windows to steal a variety of things such as canned goods, fruit, bacon, and ham. It took over a hundred police officers to take charge of the situation. Many American citizens during the time just wanted an escape from the world around them. Some chose alcohol for relief, others resorted to
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In 1933 alone he was responsible for creating jobs for over 4.2 million people across the country. For example the CCC or Civilian Conservation Corps was established in 1933. This particular program was designed as a relief and employment service for young men between 17 and 27 years old. These young men’s jobs were to work in national forests, parks, and federal land. These men were housed in 1,468 camps around the country. The Civil Works Administration was also established that year. This program could provide nearly 4 million people with employment. The C.W.A was responsible for the building of bridges schools, hospitals, airports, parks and playgrounds. Additionally, C.W.A. funds go toward the repair and construction of highways and roads. Early in 1934, Congress will authorize $950 million for the continued operation of the

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