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    Hoovervilles Hoovervilles where a very important part of the 1930’s. They were everywhere. Hoovervilles were shacks of anything and everything the people living in them could find. Hoovervilles were in parking lots and in deserted land areas. They were also in places that were cleared to be reconstructed but were put on hold due to the Great Depression. Hoovervilles are an important part of America’s history. Some interesting things are; there were three major cities that had Hoovervilles, made of anything they could find, and there were some other known Hoovervilles that are small ones. Since Hoovervilles are everywhere here are three major cities that had Hoovervilles. Hoovervilles are shanty towns built by unemployed and destitute people during the Depression of the 1930’s. The three major cities are New York City, St.Louis, and Seattle. New York had two major Hoovervilles. The two that were in New York City were in Central Park and Riverside Park (Alchin). The Hooverville in St.Louis was the longest lasting Hooverville in America. It even had four distinct sectors. The St.Louis Hooverville had churches and an unofficial mayor (History.com Staff). Seattle’s main Hooverville stood for ten years…

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    all good things must come to an end. The Roaring Twenties ended in 1929 after Hoover took office then the community took a turn for the worse and ended up in the Great Depression, which started in October 1929 and didn’t end until 1939. The Great Depression started when the Stock Market crashed causing Wall Street and investors to panic and withdrawal their money from their stocks. This caused banks to close and eventually causing 4 million people to be unemployed by 1930. The number of bread…

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    Essay On Hooverville

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    Hooverville is a shantytown built by unemployed and destitute people during the Depression of the early 1930’s. As the Depression worsened and millions of urban and rural families lost their jobs and depleted their savings, they also lost their homes. People are just trying to survive due to the Depression. Desperate for shelter, homeless citizens built shantytowns in and around cities across the nation. The Depression was a time of hopelessness all over the United States, and because of it,…

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    Essay On Hoovervilles

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    Hoovervilles were important during the time of the Great Depression because they provided shelter for those who lost their homes, jobs, and money. Hoovervilles did have a downside, they were soon to spread across the nation which had a cause of major health risks to those who lived in or around Hoovervilles. Hoovervilles lasted from 1929 to 1939 and were named after President Herbert Hoover. The government did not provide help to the people affected, so many blamed Hoover for the Depression and…

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    Hoovervilles- These were places where people who lost their homes during the Great depression. They would usually build small shacks to live in. These shacks were made of scrap metals and broken things, and the ground inside was dirt or clay. The people would be kicked out of their houses because they couldn’t pay their mortgages. The name “hooverville” came from the president at the time herbert Hoover. Many states had these little towns that had up to 1000 shacks in them. Around two million…

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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.…

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    Many individuals believe that one’s mood affects the way that they perceive things. Others feel that predetermined beliefs and surroundings are what affects how items, such as movies and music, are understood. However, both mood and surroundings influence the way one evaluates items, such as films. Mood and surroundings can have an affect on the way one comprehends films since they allow individuals to influence others, to be open-minded, and to create bonds. In the literary piece,…

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    represent the economic instability, Hoovervilles, and relief offices that existed in that time period. The great depression started when the stock market crashed in October 29th, 1929 and ended in the year 1939. Nine thousand banks failed as a result of the crash, James Braddock was still in the middle of his professional boxing career when the market crashed. Everyone around him was affected, and as a result practically everyone lost their jobs. As many as 13 million americans…

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    No Mother, No, Father, Who Do I Turn to Now? In the book Bud, Not Buddy is a colored 10-year-old boy who has no mother or family to count on. He had gone through many situations. He traveled from Flint, Michigan to Grand rapids, Michigan .To find his father. He felt like he had finally found love again, and finally felt like he belonged for once. Bud, Not Buddy would have been different if the cops would of not burned down Hooverville because he would of still been living in the cardboard…

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    Bud, Not Buddy Modern Era Bud, Not Buddy, is read all over the country because of the Great Depression, but if it was written in today's times, that would not be the case. If this story was written in the modern era a lot of things would be different. Bud's mother wouldn't have died, Bud would've had more knowledge about Hooverville, and Bud would have been able to find Herman E. Calloway's exact location. I think the changes in this story would make it a lot more eventful. If this story was…

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