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G​‌‍‍‍‌‍‌‍‍‍‌‌‌‍‌‌‌‌‌‌​reat historical events often have deep effects upon the people who lived through them. Depending on the person and the situation, those effects can be very different – or not.
The Great Depression of the 1930s, in the United States, was one of these events. Lasting for nearly ten years, the Great Depression closed thousands of banks, put millions of people out of work, and seared itself into the memory of those who lived through it. The President of the United States, Franklin D. Roosevelt, responded by creating new government programs to help Americans, known as the New Deal.
Go to File and read “Stories of the Great Depression.” The story Diggin In by Robert J. Hastings and the poem Debt by Karen Hesse (I will upload it here soon). Then respond to these questions in essay format of 400-600 words using material from these sources.
We often think of historical e​‌‍‍‍‌‍‌‍‍‍‌‌‌‍‌‌‌‌‌‌​vents as corporate – affecting everyone. But these experiences were lived by real people with real pain and real emotion.
1. What effect did the Great Depression have on individual Americans?
2. What was life like for children during this era and how do you believe their experiences during the Depression could have affected them in later life?
Sources: Robert J. Hastings, Diggin’ In, from A Nickel’s Worth of Skim Milk, Carbondale, Illinois: Southern Illinois University Press, 1986)
Karen Hesse, Debt, from Out of the Dust, Scholastic Books, 1999.
Submission should reflect a deep understanding of the reading. Thoughtful, purposeful writing of approximately 500 words or more with properly cited sources and few, if any, grammatical or spelling mistakes. Use only 1-inch margins, Times New Roman, 12-point font, double-spaced type, and cite all sources using Chicago style format​‌‍‍‍‌‍‌‍‍‍‌‌‌‍‌‌‌‌‌‌​.

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