Your blog for this week is fairly simple. Your assignment is to find a total of 3 primary source documents that demonstrate the effect of the Great Depression on families, workers, businesses, government, etc. You may find a picture that depicts city or rural life; a political cartoon that discusses how the government dealt with the Stock Market Crash or Great Depression; a newspaper article that discusses an aspect of either the Stock Market Crash, Great Depression, or Dust Bowl; a poem, story or other form of art that depicts life during the Great Depression, etc. Please provide a link to each source, briefly describe each and identify the historical theme(s) that is addressed (GRAPES), then select one of your primary source documents to reflect upon.

Your response can include your opinion on the issue, how it may have made you feel to live during that time and deal with the same problems, what role you think government should have played and why, a connection to a modern-day event that has had a similar effect (ex. housing crash led many to leave cities and migrate to cheaper areas with more job opportunities), etc. Please keep in mind the minimum length requirement for your initial post.
 


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Emily Arnold
03/13/2012 12:02

http://www.bearishnews.com/post/2580

This poltical cartton depicts many people sitting on long rows of benches, looking very bleak and dismal. The themes would be economic and poltical.

http://topics.nytimes.com/top/reference/timestopics/subjects/g/great_depression_1930s/index.html

This article summarizes the Great Depression. The themes would be Economic, poltical, and geography.

http://www.frumforum.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/01/great_depression-2.jpg

This photo is telling men to bascially fend for themselves. The sign is saying that they cannot help them and they are on their own. What's interesting about this sign is that it says chamber of commerce below. I get the idea that they had no money to give or was willing to give to people. The themes would be economic and poltical.

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Matthew Bond
03/13/2012 17:40

I believe the last picture you posted is actually saying that the people there couldn't care for themselves and was telling men not to stop there since there wasn't enough already. I believe it may have meant food, though the reference to "jobless" men does point towards money or jobs.

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JT Strabala
05/05/2012 08:06

These pictures are moving and the last one was the most significant to me in the way that if the world fails you must prevail. Alsoe the other pictures show the true depression of the great depression

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Heidi Garbers
05/31/2012 23:37

I agree with lizz when 'The sign is saying that they cannot help them and they are on their own. thats sad because the business cant help and it just seemed like their was no hope for americans back then, i hope america doesnt go through this again.

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03/13/2012 13:56

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VpKmfjf5tUk
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=11iHXLSJzUw&feature=related
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-b1dTvNaL0Q

In all of these youtube videos, they showed how hard the life was in the Depression. Also, showed the cause and effect about what happend to people and what was done. In GRAPE, i would put politics and economics. They are the two I chose because it had to do with the down fall of money.

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Lyle Heidenfelder
03/13/2012 14:23

http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_zmmX7cJRCNw/TJbU3Hka01I/AAAAAAAAACs/hRmNRlieqmg/s320/Althea+given+my+dad+a+job.jpg

This is a picture of kids holding up signs that ask "why can't you give my dad a job". This signifies a large unemployment rate and how it affected social structure.


http://www.wsws.org/images/2009aug/a26-1934-unem-480.jpg

This picture is of a long unemployment line. It shows that many people were laid off and couldn't find jobs. This affected the economy and social structures.


http://www.volatility-management.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/09/chart-2.gif

This is a chart that displays the unemployment rate after the Great Depression. It shows a huge spike during this time above 20 %. This high unemployment lasts for about a decade. This chart would fall under economics, and it would also impact politics because it would affect how people voted.



The first picture made me feel bad for the families that lived during the Great Depression. Having children protesting the situation shows how desperate people were. Anyone who wants to work should be able to find a job. If I were living during the Great Depression, I would go out and protest myself, not my children. The current recession might be bad, but unemployment levels are only about half what they were during the Great Depression, and this current recession has only been going on for 4 years.

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summer anderson
03/16/2012 19:24

I agree with lyle when she talks about the children protesting. Its sad to see the children going so far as to protest for their parents jobs. It shows how hard it was for them. I would also go out and protest instead of my children. Many people focus on the adults and businesses that went through negative affects of the Great Depression. Not many stop and think about the impact on the children like not only starving and not having a place to live but having to drop out of school and watch their parents suffer through the Great Depression as well.

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Katie pletcher
05/24/2012 17:40

In the second photo, i can see how america is slowly getting to the same point. So many people have been laid off from their jobs, and can't find work. Our economy has gotten worse. It would've been hard living in this time period because of the hardships even though America is like a lot close to the same. They didnt have the technology and medical advancements we have now, and kids didn't have to work like they did. So, I think we still have it pretty well. Actually, really well.. And I think we should help people like this looking for a job. I don't know, that's just my heart.

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Aurora Roberts
03/13/2012 15:58

http://www.gcsehistory.org.uk/modernworld/usa/images/nobody_knows_you.jpg

This image is showing two men that want decent jobs. this effects the social structure because they are looking fro jobs to support there family.

http://whenwasthegreatdepression.info/wp-content/uploads/2011/10/whenwasthegreatdepression_familyeating.gif

This one shows how the dad can not support the family for his children and they live in a horrible living environment. This effects the social structure because it influences the kids and parents to work.


http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-yKPjqQ10N9Y/ToXUUnwjBcI/AAAAAAAACwY/kq7BJGmUXgc/s1600/great_depression+2.jpg

This is about how businesses can not support all the men that want to work because there is not enough jobs for them all. So they all have to try and support there family a different way. This supports the economics and social structures because it will effect the people.

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Lexy Perez
03/16/2012 20:03

In this first picture, not only are the looking for work but they have to compete against each other for work and the rest of the unemployed. The second picture shows a dad and five small children. They are gathered around a very small table with less food than imaginable. The third shows just how difficult it can be to get a job during this time and even the chamber of commerce knows this.

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Sean Franks
03/13/2012 16:15

http://www.gwu.edu/~erpapers/teachinger/images/fdrl_27-0682a.jpg

This picture has to do with the farmers who were negatively affected by the dust bowl. They had to pack up all their belongings and move to California because all of their crops and planting soil have been blown away. They were known as the caravan of "okies" on route 66. GRAPES: Geography and economy

http://www.diningchicago.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2011/04/CaponeSoupkitchen.jpg

This picture describes how badly people were in need of support during the depression, and how many unemployed men were out there. GRAPES: Economy

http://static.ddmcdn.com/gif/gnh-1.jpg

This picture is related to the depression because it says "Hard times are still HOOVERing over us". It is directed at president Hoover for putting them in that situation. GRAPES: Politics, Economy, Social Structures

I am going to respond to the first one as I think it would be very hard to have to move from the house you have lived in your whole life and pack it up all onto the back of your truck and drive to a state you have never been to. I have a personal feeling towards that time period because I have had to get up and change my life and the way i lived many times before so that is why I picked this picture in the first place.

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Johnny McCaull
03/14/2012 10:45

Yo sean whats up buddy i like your links and i like how tyou think that the deppresion was horrible thats what i think to. ANd ms morre if your looking at this i forget to include the grapes in my first one so here
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and sean lets get weird

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jack a
03/17/2012 07:21

sean lets get weird

Jocelyn Melendez
03/13/2012 17:16

Picture 1:
http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-yKPjqQ10N9Y/ToXUUnwjBcI/AAAAAAAACwY/kq7BJGmUXgc/s1600/great_depression+2.jpg
This picture shows some men walking on a sidewalk, passing by a sign that says:
“Jobless Men Keep Going
We Can’t Take Care of Our Own
Chamber of Commerce”.
The historical theme in this picture would be economic. It has to deal with economics because many people were looking for jobs because they needed to provide for their families.

Picture 2:
http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-3EmNf8p_rEw/TbYVwPIv8jI/AAAAAAAAAC4/ATqmMxdGbpI/s1600/Great+Depression2.jpg
This picture shows two men wearing signs around their necks which say:
“Wanted: A Decent Job…” and then the signs go on to list their age, their line of work, and what skills they’d be able to use when hired.
The historical theme in this picture would be economics. The economics is related to this picture because this shows how people were trying creative new ways of getting a job because they were becoming so desperate to be able to provide.

Art:
http://art-for-a-change.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2010/02/sheets_abandoned.jpg
This painting from the Great Depression shows a farm in the background surrounded by a dark cloud, which slowly makes its way to the front of the painting where the darkness spreads to. In the darkness, there are some crooked trees and some horses are standing nearby. The overall look of the painting looks very chaotic and semi dark which helps depict the time period very well.
The historical themes of this painting are art and social. It would fall into the art category because it is a painting of the Great Depression and shows how art changed from the Roaring Twenties to the Great Depression. It would also fall into the social category because many people were abandoning their homes and farms in hopes of having better luck somewhere else, and in the painting there are abandoned farms.

Political Cartoon:
http://paw.princeton.edu/issues/2008/09/24/pages/2698/PoliticalCartoon8.jpg
The political cartoon shows how Hoover’s ‘prosperity’ hurt the United States.
The historical theme this political cartoon includes is political. The reason being it is a political cartoon where politics are criticized, and here they are criticizing Hoover’s actions and the events that took place during his term of presidency.

I’m going to reflect on picture 2 because it’s the one that stood out to me the most. I think it must have been horrible to be looking for a job during the Great Depression, that it got so bad that it led some people to essentially advertise themselves, to get hired. I think it would have been very depressing to live in this time period (the name of the era is very fitting) because life was great in the 1920s, and then not much later the whole country is in a horrible economic depression. It must have been horrible to see such bad conditions everywhere and not see an end in sight. I’m not entirely sure what the government did to help during the Great Depression. But I think their role should have been to help farms and move their way up to the big businesses. I think they should have focused on farms in the beginning because if people were unable to farm, they would abandon their farms, and then there would be more hunger in the United States.

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Vanessa Schnurer
03/13/2012 18:24


I liked the picture that you choose Joci. I was actually going to pick this photo as one of the pictures to write about but then decided to choose another one. This photograph shows quite obviously that men are out of work, there are no jobs, but people continue to live their lives. There isnt anything that the men can do but to try and contunue on. Picture of two men holding signs saying that they wanted jobs: Urrrghh, JOCI!, I was going to choose this one for realz, I had the picture saved to a word doc but I had forgotten to copy the URL, so I ended up not choosing that one. :/, anyways, I really liked this picture because it showed (again) how jobs were scarse and that peple deperately needed jobs. I liked the art piece that you choose. It was an interesting painting that had dark colors. I can see that there was a farm and there were bent trees all over the placce. The painting was rather depressing, which really captured the feelings and emotions during the Great Depression. Great pics Joci, great pics. :)

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Claire Purvis
03/14/2012 18:12

I agree with Jocelyn Melendez because I picked the same photo too. Great minds think alike. This really shows how much the economy decline was affecting the citizens of America. Jobless men didn’t have many choices for future employment and couldn’t support their families or themselves. It’s crazy but the economic problems during the Depression have some parallels to the economic situation today. The United States today is having just as much problems and life is becoming a struggle for many. I feel people should be wiser with what they do with their money. Eating out and shopping all the time for silly things is not going to help. During the 1920s, people were spending money that they didn’t have just because so many new inventions and products were being distributed widely to the public. Many became broke and lost all their money in the stock markets crash. I also loved the political carton you found. So many people, including Hoover were prosperous and thriving but were soon struck down by the Great Depression because of over spending.

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Sarahrigoli
03/15/2012 13:29

Heyy twin (: I really liked your response it was very clear and well thought out. I like your second picture the most with the political cartoon because it shows the severness off this time and how difficult it was to find a job.

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Matthew A. Bond
03/13/2012 17:24

http://myhomelessstory.xp3.biz/T029195A.jpg
economic
http://blog.oregonlive.com/money_impact/2008/10/Learning%20From%20History_Hays.JPG
economic/social structure
http://www.trinity.edu/mkearl/socpsy01/music/grdepchristmas.gif
economic

in my second primary source, the picture with the bread line, it shows how many people needed aid and were willing to wait huge amounts of time in order to receive what little food they could get. It helps show how down trodden the general populace was.

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Vanessa Schnurer
03/13/2012 18:10

Newspaper
This picture is of a newspaper during the time of depression. The headline on Brooklyn Daily Eagle is titled, "Wall St. In Panic as Stocks Crash." This shows up front that there has been a stock market crash in America which effected everyone. This falls under economics and politics but MOSTLY economics because the economy was failing at this point.
http://www.google.com/imgres?q=stock+market+crash+newspaper+headlines&um=1&hl=en&sa=N&rlz=1T4ADRA_enUS364US365&biw=1424&bih=649&tbm=isch&tbnid=ZcYMOnABV8FPPM:&imgrefurl=http://www.care2.com/news/member/378379217/600795&docid=F19hFxXBmrP4OM&imgurl=http://dingo.care2.com/pictures/c2c/share/60/600/079/600795_370.jpg&w=370&h=330&ei=_PRfT-aZM-jisQL3mYSeCA&zoom=1&iact=hc&vpx=186&vpy=144&dur=3401&hovh=212&hovw=238&tx=158&ty=89&sig=108044596231699206448&page=1&tbnh=146&tbnw=164&start=0&ndsp=21&ved=1t:429,r:0,s:0

Photograph
This picture is of a little boy holding a picket sign saying, "Why can't you give my dad a job?' A line following the little boy shows other little children holding picket signs. The picture shows how after the fun times during the Roaring twenties, that people were out of jobs. People wanted to get hired despirately but there just werent any jobs to have. Its sad that even little children were effected by the time of depression. Poor children knew what hard times that they were living in. It would be extremely hard to have lived during these awful times. No jobs, the economy busted and everything going down the drains. To help fix this problem, the government could have printed more money. This would have solved the problem quickly. This would fall under the catgory of economics because its haveing to deal with the economy because of the limited ammount of job opportunities.
http://www.google.com/imgres?q=great+depression&um=1&hl=en&sa=N&qscrl=1&nord=1&rlz=1T4ADRA_enUS364US365&biw=1424&bih=649&tbm=isch&tbnid=DEEVrickIYoeQM:&imgrefurl=http://www.thegreatdepressionfacts.org/&docid=6yASI9l1mTy4SM&imgurl=http://www.thegreatdepressionfacts.org/wp-content/uploads/2012/02/great-depression-facts.jpg&w=300&h=247&ei=T_NfT4CeArL4sQKLmpmVCA&zoom=1&iact=rc&dur=78&sig=108044596231699206448&page=1&tbnh=132&tbnw=164&start=0&ndsp=21&ved=1t:429,r:13,s:0&tx=150&ty=44


Cartoon
This political cartoon shows the ammount of money that America has spent, which is what led America towards depression. The picture shows people on a moving waggon shoveling money off of the moving waggon. Then towards the bottom half of the cartoon, there is a man writing, "Plan of Action for US... Spend! Spend! Spend!" Many Americans spent a lot of money during the roaring 20s not knowing how much all of the spending would hurt them in the end. This would go under the category of economics because it deals with money in America.
http://www.google.com/imgres?q=great+depression+political+cartoon&um=1&hl=en&sa=N&qscrl=1&nord=1&rlz=1T4ADRA_enUS364US365&biw=1424&bih=649&tbm=isch&tbnid=u6_W_0ZB1R__DM:&imgrefurl=http://www.bearishnews.com/post/2580&docid=_pntzCPgnJmtLM&imgurl=http://www.bearishnews.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/11/new-deal-cartoon1.jpg&w=748&h=853&ei=UvZfT4nfF-P_sQKy7JiVCA&zoom=1&iact=hc&vpx=310&vpy=157&dur=2168&hovh=240&hovw=210&tx=115&ty=113&sig=108044596231699206448&page=1&tbnh=124&tbnw=109&start=0&ndsp=26&ved=1t:429,r:1,s:0

Poetry
This poem explains the way people young and old, felt during the awful time of depression. The general population was sad and the times of fun and happyness was over. I would put this poem under social structures because it describes the way PEOPLE felt during the Great Depression, and the way their days went. This must have been a horrible time to live in, im not sure how I would have been able to carry on during the Great Depression. I would also put it under economics because the economy is what caused the sadness and pain that was felt be many during this time.

http://poetrypoem.com/cgi-bin/index.pl?poemnumber=7949&sitename=depression&poemoffset=0&displaypoem=t&item=poetry

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Luke Kullberg
03/13/2012 20:33

I like Vanessa's political cartoon that showed how America spent way to much money in the roaring twenty's. The cartoon did a good job showing that because of that time period, the thrity's were a terrible time of economic depression in all of America. I think the artist did a great job of displaying the positives with the money and Patriotism but it also shows the evilness and greed in the peoples facial expressions. For example the man shoveling money seems like he would be a nice guy because he is giving away money, but in truth all he is doing is creating problem for the country.

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Lauren Curtis
05/29/2012 20:54

I also like that this political cartoon shows the large waste of monmey spent on the "roaring twenties". Prohibition was an alright idea at first but in the end no one followed the law therefore all of the money had gone to complete waste.

jasmine Espindola
03/14/2012 13:55

I like the poem you put on the blog because I think that it demonstrates that in that time, people were thankful just to be alive because maybe things didn't really go their way a lot of the time. It also shows how it not only had an impact on the adults, but also took the childhood away from many kids in thistime and they could no longer be the happy innocent children they once were, they were now stuck having to look for work or find a way to make money for the entire family to survive. I think this really shows the "Zeitgeist" or spirit of the era back then and I know that it would have really been difficul to live back then. It also showed the fact that everyone hoped that it would end and that they would turn to their beliefs (in this case God) to ask for this horrible time to end.

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Ashley Aucoin
03/14/2012 21:54

I like how you presented the little boy holding up the sign about his daddy. Seems like you thought a lot about what it would be like in his shoes- I bet it was tough! I also like the poem- didn't think about looking at a poem for this assignment! Really shows how no one of any age was able to pass through the Great Depression unaffected.

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Rosa Flores
03/15/2012 11:08

I liked the picure you posted of the little boy holding up the sign asking "Why can't you give my dad a job?" It's sad how everyone went from being so happy and enjoying life and their luxurious items to not even being able to get hired for work. The Great Depression was horrible and so many people were left unemployed. I think people shouldn't have spent so much money on things that they never really even needed in the first place because if they had used their money wisely, i don't think this event wouldn't have been that bad

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Carlos Montes
03/13/2012 18:18

http://www.enotes.com/great-depression-primary-sources/crisis-great-depression

This is a excerpt from Roosevelt's 1933 Inaugural Address. It ties with Politics, Economy, and Society because he covers WWI, the depression in which the US was struggling with at the time, and the social changes and reforms after immigration issues and the Harlem Renaissance.

http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-yKPjqQ10N9Y/ToXUUnwjBcI/AAAAAAAACwY/kq7BJGmUXgc/s1600/great_depression+2.jpg

This picture shows depicts men walking under a sign encouraging jobless men. This has to do with economics because it represents the depression the US is in and society because it reveals that many people are unemployed.

http://whenwasthegreatdepression.info/wp-content/uploads/2011/10/whenwasthegreatdepression_souplline.jpg

This image is the epidimy of irony. It captures a billboard with a happy family in a car with the caption, "There is no way like the American Way." Right underneath the advertisement, however, is a long line of people waiting to enter an unemployment office or to apply for one job. This image captures that thems of Economy and Society for several reasons. The picture shows how the economy is very bad and the majority of the US public is experiencing it. Also it shows how there are still people out there enjoying life, unaffected by the Great Depression, living life happily, while countless of others are suffering. I honestly have mixed feeling about this picture. It shows how people suffered and how there was still a small greedy group of people who did not share the wealth, literally. The people waiting in line more than likely brought it upon themselves however; they borrowed money on credit and were not able to pay it back, having banks fail and creating a domino effect in which companies fail and eventually the whole economy crumbles. Also, if the Great Depression would have never happened, we would not learn from the mistakes never committed in the first place.

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Jocelyn Melendez
03/13/2012 18:54

I strongly agree that the billboard in contrast with the American people in front of it, would be the epitome of irony. Especially since on the top of the billboard it says, “World’s Highest Standard of Living” but the standard of living dropped for a lot of people during this time. I think this was a great example of the historical themes economy and society because it showed how society adjusted to the Great Depression, and how the economic failure of the nation effected the people. I don’t think however that the people that had to suffer through the Great Depression brought it upon themselves. Obviously some mistakes were made because things like buying on credit hadn’t been done before, so everyone was still figuring out the pros and cons of the system. Workers cant keep their jobs if their employer cant afford to keep too many employees due to economic failure of the nation of the time, even though they might not have contributed to the economic downfall. I do agree that we can learn from the mistakes of the past by studying events like the Great Depression and try to avoid similar situations from happening in the future.

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Jordan Kelley
03/15/2012 13:26

I agree with carlose because this image is the epidimy of irony because it does "capture a billboard with a happy family in a car" showing that you wont have a good life unless you are American.

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Aaron Polk
03/16/2012 22:41

I agree with Jordan and Carlos because it shows how you cannot be a happy or successful family or individual unless you own a car or are American. I completely disagree with this picture.

Chrissy Taylor
03/18/2012 22:28

I too agree that the billboard is ironic in how it so greatly differs from the civilians in front of it. At the top of the billboard is even printed the “world’s highest standard of living”, but the truth is that that very same standard of living died in a spiraling downward awful slide to terribly living for a MANY people during the Depression. This is a wonderful and firghtening example of differences between reality and how the government saw its people during this time. (Themes: Government, Economy, and Society) That being said, I doubt that the people that induced the Great Depression all by themselves. Just like today's economic crisis, a lot of the blame rests on the shoulders of the educated who took advantage of the ignorance of their customers and who dealt business unethically, knowing that eventually the rules would have to quit being bent. Some blame still goes to the people because people should really know what they're doing with their money before they spend it all twice over in credit and bonds. We SHOULD be able to learn from these mistakes, but as October of 2008 showed, the people did not learn from the Great Depression. But the inspiring thing is that the Government DID learn because by interfering this time and by acting as Obama and the rest of the administration did to puch forward bailouts and such, our leaders successfully navigated us through and out of a crisis that easily could have been a hundred times worse.

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Alex Gastelum
03/13/2012 18:21

http://www.google.com/imgres?um=1&hl=en&sa=N&biw=1024&bih=499&tbm=isch&tbnid=Cnh9b7Kg_UU58M:&imgrefurl=http://www.freedomsphoenix.com/News/071324-2010-07-05-dow-repeats-great-depression-pattern-charts.htm&docid=yGwBr-gCpG-ErM&imgurl=http://www.freedomsphoenix.com/Uploads/Graphics/173/07/173-0705102916-great_depression.jpg&w=432&h=323&ei=PvxfT9CFNoWNsQKF76CSCA&zoom=1&iact=hc&vpx=97&vpy=175&dur=2883&hovh=194&hovw=260&tx=172&ty=187&sig=114046894859850253078&page=1&tbnh=138&tbnw=174&start=0&ndsp=12&ved=1t:429,r:6,s:0

This showed how much trouble people faced and how hard life was for many jobless people.

http://www.google.com/imgres?um=1&hl=en&sa=N&biw=1024&bih=499&tbm=isch&tbnid=4ryve9dzGpuBLM:&imgrefurl=http://www.thedialecticalplaya.com/%3Fpaged%3D27&docid=SepIJDejxtHxvM&imgurl=http://www.thedialecticalplaya.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/03/2008-08-02-great_depression_soup_line.jpg&w=550&h=453&ei=Pf9fT4HVLY2DsAKsm9GHCA&zoom=1&iact=hc&vpx=736&vpy=150&dur=2442&hovh=204&hovw=247&tx=103&ty=87&sig=114046894859850253078&page=2&tbnh=138&tbnw=186&start=12&ndsp=13&ved=1t:429,r:3,s:12

this showed that things would get as bad as people would have to live on the streets instead of owning a car or living in a house.

http://www.google.com/imgres?um=1&hl=en&sa=N&biw=1024&bih=499&tbm=isch&tbnid=RH6MegZqAWnOBM:&imgrefurl=http://portraitsofamericangirlhood.blogspot.com/&docid=HZh7fbe-eAyoVM&imgurl=http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-8As_OGFqobE/Tb7XMshD18I/AAAAAAAAGms/f2CnbVc4ODw/s1600/ocr-crash.jpg&w=1600&h=1321&ei=Pf9fT4HVLY2DsAKsm9GHCA&zoom=1&iact=hc&vpx=581&vpy=192&dur=374&hovh=146&hovw=177&tx=103&ty=196&sig=114046894859850253078&page=5&tbnh=146&tbnw=177&start=56&ndsp=17&ved=1t:429,r:15,s:56

this showed how the Great Depression hit everyone

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Alex Gastelum
03/13/2012 18:21

http://www.google.com/imgres?um=1&hl=en&sa=N&biw=1024&bih=499&tbm=isch&tbnid=Cnh9b7Kg_UU58M:&imgrefurl=http://www.freedomsphoenix.com/News/071324-2010-07-05-dow-repeats-great-depression-pattern-charts.htm&docid=yGwBr-gCpG-ErM&imgurl=http://www.freedomsphoenix.com/Uploads/Graphics/173/07/173-0705102916-great_depression.jpg&w=432&h=323&ei=PvxfT9CFNoWNsQKF76CSCA&zoom=1&iact=hc&vpx=97&vpy=175&dur=2883&hovh=194&hovw=260&tx=172&ty=187&sig=114046894859850253078&page=1&tbnh=138&tbnw=174&start=0&ndsp=12&ved=1t:429,r:6,s:0

This showed how much trouble people faced and how hard life was for many jobless people.

http://www.google.com/imgres?um=1&hl=en&sa=N&biw=1024&bih=499&tbm=isch&tbnid=4ryve9dzGpuBLM:&imgrefurl=http://www.thedialecticalplaya.com/%3Fpaged%3D27&docid=SepIJDejxtHxvM&imgurl=http://www.thedialecticalplaya.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/03/2008-08-02-great_depression_soup_line.jpg&w=550&h=453&ei=Pf9fT4HVLY2DsAKsm9GHCA&zoom=1&iact=hc&vpx=736&vpy=150&dur=2442&hovh=204&hovw=247&tx=103&ty=87&sig=114046894859850253078&page=2&tbnh=138&tbnw=186&start=12&ndsp=13&ved=1t:429,r:3,s:12

this showed that things would get as bad as people would have to live on the streets instead of owning a car or living in a house.

http://www.google.com/imgres?um=1&hl=en&sa=N&biw=1024&bih=499&tbm=isch&tbnid=RH6MegZqAWnOBM:&imgrefurl=http://portraitsofamericangirlhood.blogspot.com/&docid=HZh7fbe-eAyoVM&imgurl=http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-8As_OGFqobE/Tb7XMshD18I/AAAAAAAAGms/f2CnbVc4ODw/s1600/ocr-crash.jpg&w=1600&h=1321&ei=Pf9fT4HVLY2DsAKsm9GHCA&zoom=1&iact=hc&vpx=581&vpy=192&dur=374&hovh=146&hovw=177&tx=103&ty=196&sig=114046894859850253078&page=5&tbnh=146&tbnw=177&start=56&ndsp=17&ved=1t:429,r:15,s:56

this showed how the Great Depression hit everyone

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cory noonan
03/13/2012 19:12

http://www.thegreatdepressionfacts.org/wp-content/uploads/2012/02/great-depression-facts.jpg

this picture shows little kids holding up signs and one of them say "why cant you give my dad a job?"

http://youthvoices.net/sites/default/files/image/6757/mar/greatdepression.jpg

this picture has a mother with her two children sleeping on her shoulders. she looks like she is thinking about the depression

http://www.archives.gov/education/lessons/fdr-inaugural/images/soup-kitchen.gif

this picture shows an old man eating soup and a small piece of bread. he looks skinny and hungry

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03/15/2012 18:48

Cory, I don't really get what you did on this blog. I looks like you did half of the blog but didn't do the other half that had to do with GRAPES. Good job thought for understanding the first part though. :)

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Lexy Perez
03/13/2012 19:21

http://www.google.com/imgres?q=the+great+depression+in+america&start=115&hl=en&client=safari&rls=en&biw=1215&bih=651&addh=36&tbm=isch&tbnid=Km3eT3oexj1JAM:&imgrefurl=http://marketnightshift.wordpress.com/2011/09/06/6th-september-2011-the-great-depression-2-0/&docid=gW7sVhWKslPL4M&imgurl=http://marketnightshift.files.wordpress.com/2011/09/jobless-depression.gif&w=500&h=398&ei=DwpgT6OGDKSgiALl8_zbBA&zoom=1&iact=hc&vpx=743&vpy=183&dur=306&hovh=145&hovw=182&tx=89&ty=114&sig=116421754672674720929&page=6&tbnh=145&tbnw=182&ndsp=25&ved=1t:429,r:10,s:115

Many people during the Great Depression lost work. Very many people were out of work and everyone wanted a job. This man wanted to work for his money not be given free money or food.

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-srv/style/books/features/19980920.htm
This is a poem by Donald Justice about The Great Depression. He talks about the difficulties of life during this time. The poor were made even more poor making it more difficult than ever for families to be provided for. But everyone seemed to be sort of brave when it can to getting help, no one wanted it. In this poem he repeats "We managed. No need for the heroic."

http://www.google.com/imgres?q=the+great+depression+soup+lines&start=56&num=10&hl=en&client=safari&rls=en&biw=843&bih=452&addh=36&tbm=isch&tbnid=RuaGmuH-kiyyrM:&imgrefurl=http://blogs.smithsonianmag.com/food/2009/03/eating-in-lean-times/&docid=WfE7ZD0Xq5j1GM&imgurl=http://blogs.smithsonianmag.com/food/files/2009/03/3b22985r.jpg&w=520&h=382&ei=twxgT_mMIIjJiQLHzsyxBA&zoom=1&iact=hc&vpx=540&vpy=122&dur=3363&hovh=192&hovw=262&tx=128&ty=126&sig=116421754672674720929&sqi=2&page=6&tbnh=131&tbnw=155&ndsp=12&ved=1t:429,r:11,s:56

This picture is of a soup or bread line. During the Great Depression people would line up to get food. This was one way the government helped people during The Great Depression.

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Aurora Roberts
03/14/2012 18:40

Lexy, I like the poem you had because it shows how it was hard in the Great Depression. It has really descriptive and sees like a really good poem. i also like the the last picture with the bread line. It is a really sad thing to watch people wait in a line to get food because now a days its super easy to get food.

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Hannah Liska
03/15/2012 07:18

Lexy, I like the first link you provided. It shows that people were not just looking for someone to bail them out of debt, but that they actually want to work. This shows people's work ethic and need to find a job. It's really sad to see that educated people that were hard workers and very motivated were at such a loss.

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nick beall
03/13/2012 19:24

http://www.thegreatdepressionfacts.org/wp-content/uploads/2012/02/great-depression-facts.jpg
In this picture there is a kid holding up a sign asking people to give his dad a job. This is really sad as there are also lots of other kids and you can tell they aren’t living a good life and have no money. This was economy as nobody had money. Life during the depression wouldn’t have been fun as a kid or as an adult. I wouldn’t have wanted to go through this period of time as I would have most probably lost my job. I think the government couldn’t have done anything do prevent it as the gov still struggles with that today. I one way it was good that it happened as we will be more prepared next time it happens. This made people leave the cities and move to cheaper areas to live in.
http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/TheGreatDepression
This article is talking about the market crashing and how there is going to be a depression. It talked about how they couldn’t handle all the investments being made. It uses politics and economics as it talks about the stalk market and money being lost.
http://0.tqn.com/d/history1900s/1/0/k/gd10.gif
This is a picture of a sale sign. The family has to sell their house and furniture as they don’t have enough money to pay rent. This was economy as they were in search for jobs.

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cory noonan
04/21/2012 14:53

i really liked the pictures you put up on your blog post. my favorite is the last picture you posted about the sign the family put up to sell the house they lived. the reason i like that one the most was because i can see the fear and sadness in their eyes. i would hate to move out of my house and have to give everything i had just for some money in my pocket to barely survive the great depression.

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Carelen Camero
03/13/2012 19:31

PHOTO:
http://hardygreen.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/12/Great-Depression-Unemployment-Line1.jpg

ART:
"Of Mice and Men" by John Steinbeck (http://p2.la-img.com/368/16544/5486684_1_l.jpg)

Political CARTOON:
http://blsciblogs.baruch.cuny.edu/his1005fall2010/files/2010/10/fdr-his-baby-now.gif

In the PHOTO, you have to admire the spirit of the people that own that coffee shop. I mean, business is awful and everyone's low on money, yet still these owners make it possible for all of these unemployed people to eat something. Good for them!

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Carelen Again
03/13/2012 19:34

*ha, didn't read the prompt very well.

The first one is a picture of unemployed gathered around a store offering free food. (ES)

The book is about two men that are travelling looking for work (AS)

The cartoon is what is being "delivered" to FDR for him to deal with during his presidency. (APSE)

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Josh Kessell
03/15/2012 07:31

I like the first picture or the coffee shop giving out free coffee and food because like Carelen said, it was a very tough time and business owners did not have the extra money to allow everyone without a job to eat free. I also say good for them.

The Of Mice And Men one is nice I just didnt like the book that much so I dont have much to say except it captured the idea of the great depression at the time where people would just travel place to place with very little moeny trying to save money for their american dream.

And I sorta dontget the third one but it looks funny! and it looks like Hoover is messing it up!

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Brittany Shumate
03/13/2012 19:32

Picture 1:http://www.google.com/imgres?q=primary+sources+on+the+great+depression&um=1&hl=en&sa=N&biw=1215&bih=865&tbm=isch&tbnid=12G8DLSy4cE_HM:&imgrefurl=http://aam.govst.edu/projects/ccunningham/primary_sources.htm&docid=bf6SEdsxK7gOZM&imgurl=http://aam.govst.edu/projects/ccunningham/images/loc_images/farmworker_lg.jpg&w=601&h=467&ei=oQZgT-6lK8aniALXksGmBA&zoom=1&iact=hc&vpx=601&vpy=326&dur=8489&hovh=198&hovw=255&tx=155&ty=122&sig=113748508780244006691&page=1&tbnh=147&tbnw=189&start=0&ndsp=24&ved=1t:429,r:9,s:0
This picture shows how many people lived during the Great Depression; in tents with very little luxuries, only the bare necessities. It definitely shows how hard life was for people during this time. Theme: Social Structures
Picture 2: http://www.google.com/imgres?q=primary+sources+on+the+great+depression&um=1&hl=en&sa=N&biw=1215&bih=865&tbm=isch&tbnid=NwaU6QqAnJY0-M:&imgrefurl=http://college.cengage.com/history/us/resources/students/primary/broke.htm&docid=uFi1kI-q8RhyeM&imgurl=http://college.cengage.com/history/us/resources/shared/primary/source/images/broke.jpg&w=370&h=368&ei=oQZgT-6lK8aniALXksGmBA&zoom=1&iact=hc&vpx=328&vpy=85&dur=8043&hovh=224&hovw=225&tx=115&ty=127&sig=113748508780244006691&page=1&tbnh=147&tbnw=148&start=0&ndsp=24&ved=1t:429,r:7,s:0
This picture is a really good depiction of how now that people were losing everything from furniture to houses, they really did have to grab everything they could, and live in their cars trying to find a new place to pick up and start over. Theme: Social Structures
Picture 3: http://www.google.com/imgres?q=great+depression+poetry&um=1&hl=en&sa=N&biw=1215&bih=865&tbm=isch&tbnid=oTL98Zr1rP9ryM:&imgrefurl=http://mail.sabrenet.net/~mdicocco/%3FOpenItemURL%3DS0006709F&docid=CbVB7e514VlGdM&imgurl=http://mail.sabrenet.net/~mdicocco/S0006709F.0/soupkit2.gif&w=600&h=482&ei=2AlgT6HMF4bWiAK3uMSeBA&zoom=1&iact=rc&dur=479&sig=113748508780244006691&page=3&tbnh=150&tbnw=199&start=55&ndsp=28&ved=1t:429,r:7,s:55&tx=97&ty=29 This picture is a good example of life in the depression was in the city and how the government reacted to it and tried to help by giving out food. Theme: Social Structures, Economics
The picture that really stood out to me was the one of older woman in the tent with the two children. I thought it was a really good way to show as a primary source because the hunger and sadness is clearly shown in their eyes.

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Luke Kullberg
03/13/2012 19:44

http://www.google.com/imgres?q=political+cartoon+of+the+great+depression+1930%27s&um=1&hl=en&rlz=1R2ADBF_en&biw=1280&bih=523&tbm=isch&tbnid=rlhGxhoSQOuzZM:&imgrefurl=http://bkmarcus.com/2008/02/&docid=4hL_ZVIdQVkPMM&imgurl=http://web.me.com/bkmarcus/bkmarcus/blog/images/comics/GOP_planks.jpg&w=400&h=525&ei=Xg9gT8TSN4fjiAK_psTCBA&zoom=1&iact=hc&vpx=833&vpy=129&dur=5625&hovh=257&hovw=196&tx=96&ty=155&sig=109549892863730486970&page=1&tbnh=161&tbnw=123&start=0&ndsp=12&ved=1t:429,r:4,s:0

This is the political cartoon I have decided to expand on. I find this one very interesting because it was the only one that I could find about Republicans and Democrats. It was represented in the elephant with the planks, and the donkey saying, "my planks." What is think this is saying is something about the Democrats spending to much money at one time and not saving enough. I think the Republican is against all the money spending saying that it could haunt them in the end.


http://www.google.com/imgres?q=political+cartoon+of+the+great+depression+1930%27s&um=1&hl=en&rlz=1R2ADBF_en&biw=1280&bih=523&tbm=isch&tbnid=aSn9Yj1LAbaptM:&imgrefurl=http://apus-b.wikispaces.com/depression-political%2Bcartoons&docid=f4NjsZjlM9K2BM&imgurl=http://apus-b.wikispaces.com/file/view/cartoon2.jpg/193556070/cartoon2.jpg&w=302&h=339&ei=Xg9gT8TSN4fjiAK_psTCBA&zoom=1&iact=hc&vpx=498&vpy=166&dur=7468&hovh=238&hovw=212&tx=116&ty=198&sig=109549892863730486970&page=1&tbnh=148&tbnw=132&start=0&ndsp=12&ved=1t:429,r:8,s:0

This political cartoon is interesting because it relates to the Greek war in ancient time.


http://www.google.com/imgres?q=political+cartoon+of+the+great+depression+1930%27s&um=1&hl=en&rlz=1R2ADBF_en&biw=1280&bih=523&tbm=isch&tbnid=BLH7SzB7_7QxNM:&imgrefurl=http://libcom.org/history/wobbly-fred-thompson-30s-depression-studs-terkel&docid=4qPJDmSj-WG3bM&imgurl=http://libcom.org/files/images/history/Industrial%252520Worker%252520cartoon,%2525201913.jpg&w=986&h=798&ei=Xg9gT8TSN4fjiAK_psTCBA&zoom=1&iact=hc&vpx=937&vpy=202&dur=406&hovh=202&hovw=250&tx=129&ty=205&sig=109549892863730486970&page=1&tbnh=148&tbnw=183&start=0&ndsp=12&ved=1t:429,r:11,s:0

This is a political cartoon about a chicken giving a man an egg that says surplus value. I believe the man on the chair is an upper class man and thats why he is being handed an egg that surplus value.


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david bodkin
03/14/2012 18:39

luke i like your pictures. They do a good job showing how rough life was during the great depression. they are good pictures and really show the emotion of the era.

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Brian Keith
03/13/2012 19:52

http://newdeal.feri.org/sevier/interviews/413s.htm
This interview is with a man who grew up in the Depression. He tells how he didn't really get to go to school because he was too busy working. This would go under economics and social structures.
http://www.goldismoney2.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=346&stc=1&thumb=1&d=1287528237
In this picture there are men and women standing in line at the unemployment office and a man is saying "United We Stand." It is poking fun at how no one had jobs so they were all equally as poor. This would go under economics and social structures.
http://weaselzippers.us/wp-content/uploads/2011/07/the_great_depression.jpg
In this picture there is a sign that says "Jobless Men- keep going- we can't take care of our own." The business that put up the sign saying that they were so broke they could barely pay the workers they have. This would go under economics.
What really stood out to me was the interview. The man in it probably missed out on a lot of experiences because he had to work so long and so often just to be able to afford to feed his family.

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Jasmine Espindola P.3
03/13/2012 20:16

This is a picture of migrant workers that work on the fields. This demonstrates the aspect of social class and economy. This is because the California farm owners hired migrants to exploit them because they would accept lower wages. This also led to feelings of resentment toward people of other ethnicities in America and was reflected by the tighter immigration quotas.
http://www.google.com/imgres?q=great+depression+in+california+migrant+workers&um=1&hl=en&sa=N&rlz=1T4TSNO_enUS474&biw=1366&bih=615&tbm=isch&tbnid=QclP_CwjLnkNbM:&imgrefurl=http://www.magnumphotoagency.com/the-great-depression-of-the-1930s2&docid=WAF6OhvbVNxsPM&imgurl=http://www.magnumphotoagency.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/03/z7.jpg&w=550&h=464&ei=3BNgT7jwOcfjiAL19PnXBA&zoom=1&iact=hc&vpx=485&vpy=282&dur=1552&hovh=206&hovw=244&tx=163&ty=118&sig=103394211283790924083&page=1&tbnh=129&tbnw=153&start=0&ndsp=21&ved=1t:429,r:9,s:0
I picked this picture of people waiting in line for the free food because of the background. I think this is very ironic how people are standing in front of a giant billboard that says “World’s Highest Standard of Living, There’s no way like the American Way” because obviously, this changed in the Great Depression. This represents the economic side of grapes because people obviously had less resources available to them then in the 20’s where everything was more prosperous.
http://www.google.com/imgres?q=great+depression+facts&um=1&hl=en&sa=N&rls=com.microsoft:en-us:IE-Address&rlz=1I7TSNO_enUS474&biw=1366&bih=615&tbm=isch&tbnid=BouWI9Cq1WKUYM:&imgrefurl=http://www.doctorhousingbubble.com/economy-becomes-financial-circus-based-debt-fueled-acrobatics-lessons-from-the-great-depression-home-values-1940-to-2011/&docid=BV0XxatjtVkNoM&imgurl=http://www.doctorhousingbubble.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/06/great-depression-soup-line.jpeg&w=400&h=300&ei=_hhgT8PDE6GriAKDhMGSDQ&zoom=1&iact=hc&vpx=269&vpy=289&dur=67&hovh=194&hovw=259&tx=146&ty=111&sig=103394211283790924083&page=1&tbnh=129&tbnw=166&start=0&ndsp=21&ved=1t:429,r:8,s:0


The Grapes of Wrath is the book I chose to represent the life in the Great Depression. It shows the difficulties that “Okies” faced and the hardships everyone faced in looking for jobs. This demonstrates the aspect of society because their lives were drastically changed by the Great Depression. It also shows the Economic aspect because farm owners wanted to keep workers dependent and would often give them really low wages because they knew that they were starving and in desperate need for jobs. A modern day event that is sort of like the Great Depression is the current economic hardship the country is going through. People that are unemployed are looking desperately for jobs but fortunately, our economy is a lot better than back then. It would have really sucked to live back then and have to take wages that aren’t even enough to provide my family with the basic necessities. I am glad that now, things are getting better and people don’t have to do all the drastic migrations they had to take back then to California because their state was doing terribly with their economy.
http://www.archive.org/stream/grapeswrath00cablgoog#page/n27/mode/2up



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Jasmyne Miller
03/14/2012 10:35

I agree with your statement about exploiting immigrant workers because it is very true. It still happens till today, since they were from another country and just happy to be in our country and didn’t fully understand the concept of how much they deserved to get so we took advantage of them. Which was not cool. It lowered the chances of an American citizen to receive a job because they expected more pay and better rights in the work place, when the job was taken by someone who expected way less pay and weren’t sure of their rights. This would cause resentment towards immigrants because they were contributing to our bad economy. And I find that very ironic as well considering people were desperate for free food in the same picture as a billboard talking about high standards of living. People probably were still hoping for a break and for the economy to get better but it didn’t.

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Erin Fitzgerald
03/16/2012 22:48

Jasmine- I really liked your points of view on what life would have been like and how terrible it would have been. I absolutely agree. I can't even imaging being put i n a situation where I couldn't even give may family food, safety, support, and at LEAST a home. Also, I was interested by your allusion to the migrations and how if the great depression hadn't happened, we could not have had so many migrations, which would change the average person per state that we have now.

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jack perkins
03/13/2012 21:16

1) http://www.thegreatdepressionfacts.org/wp-content/uploads/2012/02/great-depression-facts.jpg

2) http://files.abovetopsecret.com/files/img/ap4ed13f6f.jpg

3) http://www.glogster.com/media/5/27/31/77/27317746.jpg





These Pictures just touch base on how tough it was to get through the great depression. In my first picture, the one with the boy holding up a sign about his dad not having a job, it shows how horrible it was affecting families and how with out money or a job they were nothing. They make you see how hard it was on life in that time. In one of the pictures it shows the men standing in line, not working obviously, and you just can tell how its affecting everyone. Since the market crashed that means that no jobs were really out there because there’s no money. I would feel so horrible if I couldn’t provide for my family and If I would have to go through all that pain and agony just to get my family through to a better life. I think that the government should have stepped in and created jobs and really just made things work so that this wasn’t an issue anymore.

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Marissa Gray
03/14/2012 04:58

http://libcom.org/files/images/history/depression%20unemployment.JPG
This is an image of unemployed workers outside of a coffee and doughnut shop. As you can see from the picture, the shop gave everything out for free due to these hard, economical times.

http://blog.lib.uiowa.edu/speccoll/files/2012/01/IfWereGoing.jpg
This image displays how the economy was having an extremely difficult time to recover. The “recovery” boat, containing the public and employers, was in a whirlpool and nowhere near escaping its wrath. The paddles had the messages of what they were aiming for.

http://poetrypoem.com/cgi-bin/index.pl?poemnumber=7949&sitename=depression&poemoffset=0&displaypoem=t&item=poetry
This poem easily presents what people were going through during the Great Depression. Many people had to part ways with meaningful belongings in order to have any money at all. It also states that children felt the grief and unhappiness as well, which shows how impactful this depression was on everyone.

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Lyle Heidenfelder
03/14/2012 14:57

Marissa, I liked your choices of pictures and the poem. The first picture was one I almost chose for my post. It was amazing how many people were standing in line waiting for free coffee and doughnuts. The people were all unemployed, which gives an idea of how many people were affected by the Great Depression. The second picture was a great pick because it was a political cartoon that showed how hard it was to get out of the Great Depression. The cartoon was basically saying that the government wasn’t doing anything to help the businesses get out of the Great Depression, while the employers were doing everything they could. The poem said straightforward that everyone suffered and even the children were affected. Not everyone was unhappy because they were thankful for what they had. “Deep sorrow filled the americans heart” is a line that shows how hard it was to be living in that time period.

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Chuckie Eaton
03/16/2012 16:41

The picture of the people who don't have jobs outside of the coffee shop is a very powerful image. The government at this time did not give out help to the people so those who could gave what they had. The second image I agree with your observation completely about how the public was stuck in a cycle of hopelessness. The last poem is an extremely helpless time to live in because many people were without jobs and hope. Overall I agree with your interpretation of these primary sources during the Great Depression.

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Anthony Rue
03/14/2012 06:54

http://www.bearishnews.com/post/2580 #10
This political cartoon places the supporters of the New Deal in Don Quixote's shoes, tilting a windmill (the supreme court)
http://politicalhumor.about.com/od/politicalcartoons/ig/Political-Cartoons/1929-vs--Today.htm
Nothing has changed...
http://apus-b.wikispaces.com/depression-political+cartoons
A man sits, unhappily on a bench, when a squirrel walks up nad speaks to him. Maybe he dropped some acid but the squirrel did. It went on to ask a question about whether or not he had saved some money, to which he replies i did.
The last political cartoon made me think (and laugh at the talking squirrel), mostly about how many people were in the same position as this man...preparing for the future just to have a bank be closed down.

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Ralph Galvez
03/15/2012 20:54

I enjoyed reading all of your political cartoons Anthony. Each one had a witty response to the great depression and how it was effecting people. I also enjoyed seeing the posts about the new deal, and its reception in the supreme court. All the pictures accurately portray how lost people were and how much the depression was taking away from them. I especially enjoyed the one that showed how nothing had changed from the 20s to today. People are still selling apples trying to make money in the world, so true.

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Hannah Liska
03/14/2012 09:55

http://utaaugust2010thegreatdepression.blogspot.com/

This picture shows the effect that the Great Depression has on children. It leaves them without a working father to support them.

http://www.google.com/imgres?q=great+depression+homeless&num=10&um=1&hl=en&safe=active&biw=1160&bih=638&tbm=isch&tbnid=qc56xsRFVENCDM:&imgrefurl=http://history1900s.about.com/library/photos/blygd6.htm&docid=7qB5TSJYw5t3LM&imgurl=http://0.tqn.com/d/history1900s/1/0/X/1/gd6.gif&w=600&h=476&ei=gthgT7qjK-eoiAf3oYjsBw&zoom=1&iact=hc&vpx=329&vpy=147&dur=29&hovh=200&hovw=252&tx=105&ty=153&sig=100328339968242308468&sqi=2&page=1&tbnh=136&tbnw=209&start=0&ndsp=17&ved=1t:429,r:1,s:0&surl=1

A family walking down the road with no where to go since they have lost everything they had worked so hard for during the great depression.

http://www.flickr.com/photos/onohoku/3109349739/lightbox/

People had to give up their new luxury items now that the economy crashed.


The first link is a picture of a little boy holding a sign reading "Why can't you give my dad a job?". I made me quite sad thinking that these helpless kids of the era had to face issues that were far over their heads. They are helpless to the situation and will have to suffer in poverty, maybe not getting a good meal everyday or a roof over their head. This would go under Social and Economics since the economic depression caused so much hurt for people's day to day life.

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Brad Power
03/14/2012 18:54

I thought that your examples of life during the Great Depression were very good. The first picture really shows how harsh the Great Depression was for a lot of people. Only the lucky ones had jobs and could afford food for their families. The reality of being a kid during such a dramatic economic depression is really sad. Seeing people dying from starvation and having a generally sad environment all around you would be really tough to understand as a young child.

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Bailee Davis
03/14/2012 09:56

http://www.google.com/imgres?q=life+in+the+great+depression&um=1&hl=en&safe=active&sa=N&biw=1024&bih=403&tbm=isch&tbnid=Cnh9b7Kg_UU58M:&imgrefurl=http://msdegenhardtce9.pbworks.com/w/page/26201663/Life%2520in%2520The%2520Great%2520Depression%2520Photo%2520Album&docid=V2YF6VmtUARaJM&imgurl=http://msdegenhardtce9.pbworks.com/f/1273760608/tgd.jpg&w=432&h=323&ei=-dVgT-bVC-OwsgKdo6SWCA&zoom=1&iact=hc&vpx=292&vpy=33&dur=2652&hovh=194&hovw=260&tx=185&ty=145&sig=101053069285601273270&page=1&tbnh=94&tbnw=125&start=0&ndsp=14&ved=1t:429,r:2,s:0&surl=1

My first entry is a picture that says "Jobless men keep going we can't take care of our own." It has me walking in front of it that look like they're in uniform. In the Great Depression, so many people lost their jobs and there was literally no money to be spend or given. The theme that best defines this picture would be Economics. I chose Economics because the Great Depression dealt with the huge issue, money, and it lead to a poor and weak economy.

http://www.germantownacademy.org/academics/ls/5th/crpoem/01strpoH/jbtstrpo.htm
This next entry is a really cheasy poem but it explains life before the Great Depression and life after it. Before the Great Depression, many people were getting by in life and having fun with the new technology advances such as the automobile and the radio. People had jobs and enough money to buy food. After the Great Depression, people lost their homes because they were laid off from their jobs and couldn't afford food, a home or any of the other casualties. The theme that fits with this would be Social Structure because peoples lives went from great and thriving to dull and not fun.

http://www.google.com/imgres?q=stock+market+crash+of+1929&start=89&um=1&hl=en&safe=active&sa=N&biw=1024&bih=403&tbm=isch&tbnid=F1l2BxYiP_1JgM:&imgrefurl=http://political-economy.com/stock-market-crash/&docid=LZxRnDo5tAvzMM&imgurl=http://political-economy.com/images/stock-market-crash-prediction.jpg&w=347&h=435&ei=ZNpgT9X9IeaGsgKqsOGWCA&zoom=1&iact=hc&vpx=661&vpy=16&dur=812&hovh=251&hovw=200&tx=123&ty=159&sig=101053069285601273270&page=6&tbnh=113&tbnw=90&ndsp=18&ved=1t:429,r:16,s:89
My last picture is a political cartoon of a man and a women wearing a barrel and nothing else and this shows that after the Stock Market crashed and after the Great Depression, there was absolutely no money and they couldn't afford clothes so they wore these barrels. The theme that fits with this picture is Economics because it has to do with the way people dealt with the time when they had no money.

I really like the first picture I chose because even though the American economy was doing so poorly, there were signs like these to try to give people who lost their homes and who couldn't afford food hope. Even though it was going to be difficult for the U.S. to come back from such a devistating market crash, things like this gave some hope to others.

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Ashley Cotten
03/14/2012 13:56

I loved the poem, it was hilarious. It shows how life basically was flipped before and after the great depression. Everyone was so used to having enough money and living in a world of new inventions and entertainment that when the great depression hit, life became dull and hopeless for Americans. I also thought your first picture was interesting because it shows the harsh reality of unemployment at this time.

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Jasmyne Miller
03/14/2012 10:16

http://www.thegreatdepressionfacts.org/wp-content/uploads/2012/02/great-depression-facts.jpg
This picture is really sad; it really shows how badly the economy affected every family. It was such a major hit to each household income that the children even felt the need to stand up for their fathers. It connects with us now because we're experiencing something extremely similar with our economy. There are way too many people unemployed and prices are higher and people can't afford them. Living in this time would be terrible considering how much i dislike our economy today. I couldn't imagine such a strong nationwide depression where everyone is affected. Imagine being at a point so low in your life that your children have to go on strike to prove a point.

http://lcweb2.loc.gov/pnp/ppmsc/00200/00234r.jpg
This picture shows exactly how the Great Depression affected houses and the conditions people lived in. This seems to be a family of six living in a really small, dirty house. Their clothing is dirty and worn out showing that people couldn’t even afford new clothes.

http://www.michigan.gov/dnr/0,4570,7-153-54463_19268_20778-52530--,00.html. On this website there’s a chart that shows the value of things back then, compared to the value of things present day. It's really an eye opener because if you compare this to what you would pay for it now a day is immensely greater. The women's section is one I can relate to. It says a leather or suede bag is $2.25, which today if you're buying a bag made of real leather it could be up to $100.00 if not more.

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Jasmyne
03/14/2012 10:20

I forgot to mention the themes that tie into each picture:
the first one ties in with PES because it is a nation wide problem that the government should be hands on working to fix. Economy because, well obviously the economy was terrible. And Social Standards because all of the luxuries and social opprotunities that were available no longer were due to the major drop.

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Johnny McCaull
03/14/2012 10:40

http://www.bearishnews.com/post/2580 number 13th
This political cartoon talks about the distrobution of wealth during this time. Or saying that the government treated the rich better than how they treated the poor. And i agree completlly the rich were deffintly spolied when the real hardworking americans were left in the dust.
http://hardygreen.com/a-key-reason-the-unemployed-suffer/
this picture really shows the horribleness of the great depression there was more people unemployed than any time before. This picture shows a large group of people filing for unemployment. Telling by the picture the men look middle age and probably have a family hungry at home that he needs to feed. So by the housband not having a job it sends a collapse through the whole family
http://vintagevivant.com/2011/06/11/great-depression-inspiration/
4th picture down
This picture I really think is interesting. These struggliling unemployed men are looking for a job probablly in New York. They proabbly just got layed off and in this case they decided to create signs to get people to hire them. There signs say
family man
age 44
Thats all i can really say because the writing is to small but need i say more these times were so tough that middle age men would lower them selves to walk down the block with signs over there body
i dont have spell check so sorry to the haters

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Ashley Cotten
03/14/2012 13:53

1. http://www.ou.edu/special/albertctr/archives/dougp3.gif

I know it's tiny, but I really like the emotion captured in this picture. You can see that this woman and most likely her child are basically living in a tent. This relates to economy, because due to the great depression some people became homeless.

2. http://jewishcurrents.org/wp-content/uploads/2010/10/1929_stock_market_crash_large.jpg

This is a great picture depicting the stock market crash. It appears that a man is selling his rather nice car because he lost all of his money in the crash. This shows the reality of how drastic the actions could be of people who basically lost everything. I think this has to do with economy, because stocks directly affect our economy's well being.

3. http://libcom.org/files/the-great-depression[1].jpg

This picture shows the issue of hunger during the great depression. Many people stood out in line all day just to get a small portion of food. As you can see, the sign says "Free food for the unemployed" which was most people during this time. I'd say this relates to economy because if you don't have your own money, you can't put food on the table.

Reflection:
The photo I am choosing to reflect on is the one of the man selling his automobile due to losing all his money in the stock crash. This must have been an awful time for America because shortly after everyone spent all their money on glamorous items, it all went down the drain in the great depression. If this guy is selling his car, I can't imagine how many other household possessions people were trying to sell for quick cash. I would have been very hopeless if I was around at this time because losing all your money is one thing, but then not even being able to find another job to feed your family is worse. People must have really had to make sacrifices during this period. It's scary to think that a crashing of the stock market is possible at some point in the future, but hopefully history wont repeat itself (though it most often does).

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Karly Holthaus
03/14/2012 19:51

Out of looking at varies people's links I think you did the best picking out pictures that really did depict the Great Depression well. I was going to post about the picture that you did your reflection on, but ended up not. I think you did a really good job explaining in each post how upsetting and difficult it must have been for all of the people. I also really like the picture you posted about free food for the unemployed, in my post, I posted a video of a man who grew up during the great depression and explained how a man would go around with free bread from a bakery.

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carson cavner
03/14/2012 13:55

http://www.google.com/imgres?q=great+depression&um=1&hl=en&client=safari&sa=N&rls=en&biw=1920&bih=895&tbm=isch&tbnid=Cnh9b7Kg_UU58M:&imgrefurl=http://www.frumforum.com/stiglitz-rewrites-the-great-depression&docid=3VYxMlvY3J5qIM&imgurl=http://www.frumforum.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/01/great_depression-2.jpg&w=432&h=323&ei=HhNhT_LXM4ns0gHe7siMBw&zoom=1&iact=rc&dur=329&sig=106753047266760610376&page=1&tbnh=107&tbnw=143&start=0&ndsp=53&ved=1t:429,r:9,s:0&tx=106&ty=62


http://www.google.com/imgres?q=great+depression&um=1&hl=en&client=safari&sa=N&rls=en&biw=1920&bih=895&tbm=isch&tbnid=FawPIxwGxA7DhM:&imgrefurl=http://www.trinity.edu/mkearl/socpsy01/music/great%2520depression.htm&docid=AyippW_729AfpM&imgurl=http://www.trinity.edu/mkearl/socpsy01/music/grdepchristmas.gif&w=600&h=453&ei=HhNhT_LXM4ns0gHe7siMBw&zoom=1&iact=rc&dur=557&sig=106753047266760610376&page=1&tbnh=133&tbnw=176&start=0&ndsp=53&ved=1t:429,r:0,s:0&tx=106&ty=38

http://www.google.com/imgres?q=great+depression&um=1&hl=en&client=safari&sa=N&rls=en&biw=1920&bih=895&tbm=isch&tbnid=cj3q451qLrMqBM:&imgrefurl=http://www.english.illinois.edu/maps/depression/photoessay.htm&docid=f4gfD2TyZrVjwM&imgurl=http://www.english.illinois.edu/maps/depression/images/migrantmother.jpg&w=640&h=512&ei=HhNhT_LXM4ns0gHe7siMBw&zoom=1&iact=hc&vpx=1214&vpy=168&dur=221&hovh=201&hovw=251&tx=153&ty=110&sig=106753047266760610376&page=1&tbnh=107&tbnw=163&start=0&ndsp=53&ved=1t:429,r:8,s:0


THis photos show the grapes themes economics and social structures because it shows the terrible conditions that people had to go through during the great depression, and how extremely poor these people are.

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Alisha Keeter
03/14/2012 14:04

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5ZWvlIi4zQs&feature=related
This Video shows different images and facts from during the time of the Great Depression.

http://historymartinez.wordpress.com/2011/03/17/langston-hughes-i-too-1925-primary-source-literature-wreading-questions/
This video talks about Langston Hughes and the Harlem Renaissance.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TpfY8kh5lUw
This one is my favorite. It is a 30 minuet video where people who either survive and or remember to back then. There are a lot of great facts and its very informational.

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Sarah Rigoli
03/14/2012 14:23

http://brightonpoliticsblogger.wordpress.com/2010/06/07/equality-of-sacrifice-no-chance-cameron-osborne-and-clegg-as-true-class-warriors-will-look-after-the-rich/

The picture says "Sacrafice?"

and the wealthy men are on top of the ladder and the unemployed man is almost drowning. This Explains the Great Depression because during this time the wealthy were staying wealthy and the lower class was struggling to get to a stable place.
This would fall under E economics and S society.


http://www.google.com/imgres?q=families+great+depression&num=10&hl=en&safe=active&biw=1503&bih=889&tbm=isch&tbnid=svk9XA3rpfomtM:&imgrefurl=http://old-photos.blogspot.com/2008/09/great-depression.html&docid=u-vr27-cGKz2AM&imgurl=http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_473nrD5vEv8/SM-MTI6PvlI/AAAAAAAAAxQ/cSuZipmeiRc/s400/Depression-Great-Woman.jpg&w=321&h=400&ei=jhhhT9uFEKKt2QXN2ZSrCA&zoom=1&surl=1

This picture is a famous picture of a mother with her children who is in poverty and looks worried about the future and about her kids. This is what many people worried around the time of the great depression. How they were going to provide for their family and worried about tomorrow. this would fall under E economics.


http://www.google.com/imgres?q=great+depression+art&hl=en&safe=active&sa=X&biw=1503&bih=889&tbm=isch&prmd=imvns&tbnid=djAOekLZ5oHdEM:&imgrefurl=http://fineartamerica.com/featured/canada-great-depression-1930-granger.html&docid=If-iQBgtTaTXNM&imgurl=http://images.fineartamerica.com/images-medium-large/canada-great-depression-1930-granger.jpg&w=900&h=459&ei=WRlhT8q7IKHi2QXVu-3BDg&zoom=1&iact=hc&vpx=836&vpy=438&dur=303&hovh=160&hovw=315&tx=192&ty=86&sig=107402511459816626579&page=2&tbnh=110&tbnw=215&start=27&ndsp=34&ved=1t:429,r:17,s:27&surl=1

This photo is showing the living conditions during the time of the great depression and how it really affected everyone. These men are living in a horrible condition smashed in a room with hardly any room to move around but this was how it was like and it is a great portrayal of what life was like for most during the GD. This would fall under the category of Society and Economics

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Kenneth Jacobson
03/14/2012 14:34

http://www.google.com/imgres?q=great+depression+of+families&um=1&hl=en&safe=active&client=safari&sa=N&rls=en&biw=1919&bih=913&tbm=isch&tbnid=gc5_Er3W4RWjHM:&imgrefurl=http://www.digitalhistory.uh.edu/learning_history/children_depression/depression_children_menu.cfm&docid=fJkXGruhWbiImM&imgurl=http://www.digitalhistory.uh.edu/learning_history/children_depression/children_large.gif&w=278&h=400&ei=XhthT6erKKLk2AXLzL2qCA&zoom=1&iact=rc&dur=330&sig=115273194743209544434&page=1&tbnh=127&tbnw=95&start=0&ndsp=51&ved=1t:429,r:0,s:0&tx=33&ty=59&surl=1
Shows that the father left the family and now there starving and has no money.
http://www.google.com/imgres?q=great+depression+on+workers&hl=en&safe=active&biw=1919&bih=913&gbv=2&tbm=isch&tbnid=Km3eT3oexj1JAM:&imgrefurl=http://www.theicecave.org/mt/mt-search.cgi%3Fblog_id%3D2%26tag%3DWii%26limit%3D20&docid=HHC8RhxOyAd1fM&imgurl=http://www.theicecave.org/damage_control/multimedia/depression_jobless_image.gif&w=500&h=398&ei=LRxhT923KObe2AXMmtWVCA&zoom=1&iact=hc&vpx=1628&vpy=550&dur=1758&hovh=200&hovw=252&tx=114&ty=119&sig=115273194743209544434&page=1&tbnh=137&tbnw=216&start=0&ndsp=50&ved=1t:429,r:29,s:0&surl=1
This picture shows to me that this guy wanted a job really bad.
http://www.google.com/imgres?q=great+depression+on+economy&hl=en&safe=active&biw=1919&bih=913&gbv=2&tbm=isch&tbnid=Cnh9b7Kg_UU58M:&imgrefurl=http://www.frumforum.com/stiglitz-rewrites-the-great-depression&docid=3VYxMlvY3J5qIM&imgurl=http://www.frumforum.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/01/great_depression-2.jpg&w=432&h=323&ei=vxxhT5zFHITy2QX7yP2HCA&zoom=1&iact=rc&dur=306&sig=115273194743209544434&page=1&tbnh=131&tbnw=175&start=0&ndsp=49&ved=1t:429,r:2,s:0&tx=127&ty=42&surl=1
This shows even the economy is bad, these men has to keep going.

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James McCluskey
03/14/2012 16:24

http://images.google.com/imgres?q=great+depression&num=10&hl=en&gbv=2&biw=1685&bih=870&tbm=isch&tbnid=DEEVrickIYoeQM:&imgrefurl=http://www.thegreatdepressionfacts.org/&docid=6yASI9l1mTy4SM&imgurl=http://www.thegreatdepressionfacts.org/wp-content/uploads/2012/02/great-depression-facts.jpg&w=300&h=247&ei=fzJhT7n2KIqo2wW14KWwCA&zoom=1&iact=hc&vpx=794&vpy=354&dur=558&hovh=197&hovw=240&tx=175&ty=130&sig=115674713822020444408&sqi=2&page=1&tbnh=147&tbnw=179&start=0&ndsp=32&ved=1t:429,r:11,s:0

This first Picture i found was a really good example of how The Great Depression really affected families because men and women couldnt find any jobs and they're pay was not enough to support there families. This picture is an Economic and Social aspect of the era.

http://images.google.com/imgres?q=great+depression&num=10&hl=en&gbv=2&biw=1685&bih=870&tbm=isch&tbnid=cj3q451qLrMqBM:&imgrefurl=http://www.english.illinois.edu/maps/depression/photoessay.htm&docid=f4gfD2TyZrVjwM&imgurl=http://www.english.illinois.edu/maps/depression/images/migrantmother.jpg&w=640&h=512&ei=fzJhT7n2KIqo2wW14KWwCA&zoom=1&iact=hc&vpx=183&vpy=195&dur=1367&hovh=201&hovw=251&tx=184&ty=112&sig=115674713822020444408&sqi=2&page=1&tbnh=147&tbnw=176&start=0&ndsp=32&ved=1t:429,r:8,s:0

My second picture shows how The Great Depression affected the way people live and were forced out of their normal or rich lives to live in poverty and try to put a roof over their head, even if it meant a tarp. This is an economic and Geographical effect.

http://images.google.com/imgres?q=great+depression&start=141&num=10&hl=en&gbv=2&biw=1685&bih=870&addh=36&tbm=isch&tbnid=HoHV3ESZ8Nt-HM:&imgrefurl=http://thecomingcrisis.blogspot.com/2011/06/cnn-48-believe-great-depression-is.html&docid=EDaatuK5Tdok4M&imgurl=http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_PLjNWOu-Zn0/SsoXgR_TDsI/AAAAAAAAA-w/djjbn5ApNew/s400/second%252Bgreat%252Bdepression.jpg&w=400&h=290&ei=9jRhT6qfKIfU2AWYp5CLCA&zoom=1&iact=hc&vpx=913&vpy=407&dur=9335&hovh=191&hovw=264&tx=137&ty=93&sig=115674713822020444408&sqi=2&page=5&tbnh=154&tbnw=212&ndsp=36&ved=1t:429,r:25,s:141

This political cartoon literally shows how all the rich Wall street investors and politicians are behind the wall wall not being affected at all but the wall is slowly crumbling and being knocked over by the economy and Mortgage Companies. This cartoon is a Political and economic aspect of The Great Depression.

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I really Like Emily's second link about the men lining up to get a job and find work to find any way of getting out of the horrible depression and feed their families. Its a very affective and powerful outlook that we've seen and known a lot about to do with the Great depression. I think she had a very affective choice for her picture. I can really see the Economic and Geographic aspect of it.

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Claire Purvis
03/14/2012 16:26

The source that I picked first was a photograph by Joe Stiglitz. It is a photograph of a billboard sponsored by the Chambers of Commerce that shows even though there was a Great Depression, jobless men still kept looking for jobs because times were tough but they had to persevere. This photograph identifies with Economics and Social Structure. Economics because times were bad and Social Structure because the Chamber of Commerce is a community organization that helps with business and the only thing they could do was to encourage men to continue to look for jobs.

My second source is a poem called the Great Depression and it describes the hardships American citizens faced during the Great Depression but the hope that they maintained through it. The historical themes that relate to this poem are Religion, Economics and Social Structure. Religion in the last two lines of the poem point out that on Sunday people rested but thanked God they were blessed so faith was important to get through the Depression. Economics relate because people were trading and selling their things to make money. Social Structure because everyone had to do their part and even children felt the pain.

My last source is the novel “Of Mice and Men”, which was written during the Great Depression. This book is a story about two men looking for work during the Depression and came to California. It was written by John Steinbeck. Although there is several layers to this book the setting and timing during the Depression sets the tone for these two men to become unlikely friends. The novel ends sadly and with the death of one of the characters. It is very well written and one of my favorite books. I think the Depression was a very difficult period to live and work in for Americans. The government didn’t help as much as they could for people who were really struggling. Today a similar event is the foreclosures on homes in America. In “Of Mice and Men” the characters were working towards the dream of owning their own farm. Today, people dreamed of owning their own homes and unfortunately many people bought homes that they couldn’t afford. Again, this book relates to the historical themes of Economics and Social Structure. Economic theme applies because the characters struggle because they couldn’t make money. Social Structure based upon the work they were able to perform.

Stiglitz photograph

http://www.google.com/imgres?q=great+depression&um=1&hl=en&sa=N&qscrl=1&nord=1&rlz=1T4ADFA_enUS446US447&biw=1536&bih=650&tbm=isch&tbnid=Cnh9b7Kg_UU58M:&imgrefurl=http://www.frumforum.com/stiglitz-rewrites-the-great-depression&docid=3VYxMlvY3J5qIM&imgurl=http://www.frumforum.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/01/great_depression-2.jpg&w=432&h=323&ei=2OtfT9zQOsSXiALKtc3jBA&zoom=1&iact=rc&dur=136&sig=111760824515527162848&page=1&tbnh=128&tbnw=171&start=0&ndsp=24&ved=1t:429,r:10,s:0&tx=87&ty=65

Great Depression Poem

http://poetrypoem.com/cgi-bin/index.pl?poemnumber=7949&sitename=depression&poemoffset=0&displaypoem=t&item=poetry

Of Mice and Men

http://www.google.com/imgres?q=of+mice+and+men+depression&um=1&hl=en&sa=N&qscrl=1&nord=1&rlz=1T4ADFA_enUS446US447&biw=1536&bih=650&tbm=isch&tbnid=Xmi_RSTqjCRI4M:&imgrefurl=http://questgarden.com/47/17/3/070228114001/process.htm&docid=OZpk1X6ZgSej8M&imgurl=http://questgarden.com/47/17/3/070228114001/images/of_mice_and_men_ver1%25255B1%25255D.jpg&w=333&h=500&ei=zexfT5nRMKrkiAKD_KmgBA&zoom=1&iact=hc&vpx=502&vpy=260&dur=11970&hovh=275&hovw=183&tx=37&ty=155&sig=111760824515527162848&page=1&tbnh=146&tbnw=104&start=0&ndsp=25&ved=1t:429,r:11,s:0

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Aaron Polk
03/14/2012 16:52

http://www.bearishnews.com/post/2580
http://apus-b.wikispaces.com/depression-political+cartoons
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-b1dTvNaL0Q

The top two links are more comical cartoons with the last being a video about causes and effects of the Great Depressions. I think that the second one would be a little harder to explain so I'm choosing the first link because there is a lot of different cartoons with different meaning and views.

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Sam Everett
03/14/2012 17:31

Political Cartoon
http://www.google.com/imgres?q=the+great+depression+political+cartoons&hl=en&sa=X&biw=1360&bih=647&tbm=isch&prmd=imvns&tbnid=CG53SIbQTwS38M:&im
This cartoon shows men standing in line for food. During the depression so many people didn't have enough money even for food so the government would make food banks to feed the poor majority. P,E,S

Photo
http://www.google.com/imgres?q=the+great+depression&hl=en&sa=X&biw=1360&bih=647&tbm=isch&prmd=imvnsb&tbnid=D6qUYpfBOm03ZM:&imgrefurl=http://history1900s.about.com/od/photographs/tp/greatdepressionpictures.htm&docid=rSFwaAIKCZDX0M&imgurl=http://0.tqn.com/d/history1900s/1/0/q/gd25.gif&w=600&h=369&ei=YUFhT7jlMabiiAKX38WiBA&zoom=1&iact=hc&vpx=162&vpy=308&dur=951&hovh=176&hovw=286&tx=199&ty=82&sig=103758000806790304270&page=1&tbnh=105&tbnw=170&start=0&ndsp=20&ved=1t:429,r:14,s:0
This is a picture of the dust-bowl that wiped out so many of this nation's crops. It helped kill the economy and put thousands of farmers out of work and house. G,S,E

News Article
http://www.archives.com/genealogy/newspaper-genealogy-great-depression.html
This article shows the country's devastation with the economic downturn and the effects it had on the people's jobs.

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kourtni litzenberg
03/14/2012 18:15


http://0.tqn.com/d/politicalhumor/1/0/b/M/2/1929.jpg

I thought this cartoon was funny.it shows how we have never recovered from the great depression.

http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-gUBM-SEzflE/Tq6qAUAXxfI/AAAAAAAAA2U/UwkShr1EdeE/s1600/unemployed+1930.png

This cartoon is a great example of hypocracy. It has obese rich lazy people talking about how people should stop being lazy and work

http://www.thegreatdepressionfacts.org/wp-content/uploads/2012/02/great-depression-facts.jpg

This picture shows how adults used there kids as a tactic to make employers have sympothy and to give peoplr jobs to make money.

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bri wade
03/14/2012 19:01

i really like your choices of political cartoons and articles especially the one on hypocracy (http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-gUBM-SEzflE/Tq6qAUAXxfI/AAAAAAAAA2U/UwkShr1EdeE/s1600/unemployed+1930.png) because it depicts really well about the rich lazy people and how theyre too lazy to do work. also with the last one (http://www.thegreatdepressionfacts.org/wp-content/uploads/2012/02/great-depression-facts.jpg) i thought it was kinda funny.

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bri wade
03/14/2012 18:33

http://topics.nytimes.com/top/reference/timestopics/subjects/g/great_depression_1930s/index.html
i picked this article because i thought it explained well what had happened and why we fell into a depression, this article has to deal with politics and social structure because it affects the people and the goverment.

http://www.frugal-cafe.com/public_html/frugal-blog/frugal-cafe-blogzone/wp-content/uploads/2011/10/halloween-stock-market-costume-political-cartoon.jpg
i really liked this picture and i thought it was pretty clever because it is indeed very scary...BOO. jk but seriously, it wouldve been scary lliving through the great depression because it mustve been really hard. i believe this post deals mostly with social structure and politics because it affects the people and the govt and economics.

http://webs.rps205.com/curriculum/ssandvoc/images/C5190C7ED6624193BB721EDD95595687.jpg
This image depicts a man and his newborn child standing near their house (well, shack) and their car, bascially showing its all they got. They look tired sad dirty and hungry, i believe this photo has to do with social structures because it affects people and the way they had to live.

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Fred Schlichtholz
03/14/2012 18:36

http://www.frumforum.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/01/great_depression-2.jpg

Economic / this picture shows how the towns didnt want people to migrate over and how everyone had no money and thos looking for it need to go on cause they could barley provide for there own.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VpKmfjf5tUk
economic / this shows the effect in rural areas and on african american

http://topics.nytimes.com/top/reference/timestopics/subjects/g/great_depression_1930s/index.html
Political economical / this is just a short over view of the great depression and how it effected those involved

in general the great depression was just something i think needed to happen. we got ourselves in the whole and we payed the price so it was a learning experience. i dont think anything need to happen differently cause they did and made do with what they had.

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david bodkin
03/14/2012 18:38

http://static.ddmcdn.com/gif/gnh-1.jpg
this picture shows the dislikig of hoover by the pun Hoovering over us. It shows the disliking of hoover as a president and the hatred people had towards him.
http://www.wsws.org/images/2009aug/a26-1934-unem-480.jpg
this SHows ll the people who were jobless and were trying to find work.
http://www.bearishnews.com/post/2580
Shows how many people were out of work and why it was so hard to find a job during this time, when money was tight and people needed jobs

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Carmela Yannaccone
03/14/2012 18:39

http://aam.govst.edu/projects/ccunningham/images/loc_images/farmworker_lg.jpg
A very famous picture of a mother with her children out in the Dust Bowl, looking sad.

http://images.businessweek.com/ss/07/04/0426_dow/image/2_great_depression.jpg
Another photo showing the irony of jobless men passing by a billboard advertising America as the land of plenty.

http://faculty.utep.edu/Portals/480/1940-migrants-ca.jpg
A photo of some rather well off immigrant girls of the time. Though, they were still probably discriminated against.

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Christian Molenaar
03/14/2012 18:39

http://www.bearishnews.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/11/1931-bread-bank-line.jpg

This cartoon shows how desperate people were in the Great Depression. The themes are politics and economics.

http://filipspagnoli.files.wordpress.com/2009/06/great-depression.jpg

I think this picture shows the mentality of a lot of the people who were losing their jobs at the time. This fits in Politics and economics as well.

http://teachers.henrico.k12.va.us/TuckahoeMS/gorman_g/literarymagazine/hoover.JPG

I think this one speaks for itself; it's basically the greatest thing to ever exist.

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Zach Carlson
05/02/2012 13:46

I really liked your posts they really showed the great depression what it was like and what happended and i also, found all of the pictures very funny.

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mariana
03/14/2012 18:43

http://www.bearishnews.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/11/new-deal-cartoon1.jpg
This political cartoon depicts the United Sates being ignorant over the spending of money.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TpfY8kh5lUw
This YouTube video shows us the hardships everyone (rich and poor) went through, leaving disillusionment. But at this point people could only hope for the best.

http://apushrshs.wikispaces.com/file/view/ww2pc.jpg/134089325/450x348/ww2pc.jpg
This political cartoons shows us how the rich got away with not paying taxes, when the majority of the population (middle and lower class citizen) are paying them (even though the had less money).

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Kristen Beck
03/14/2012 18:44

http://www.google.com/imgres?q=great+depression+1920s&hl=en&safe=off&client=safari&sa=X&rls=en&biw=2530&bih=1282&tbm=isch&prmd=imvns&tbnid=DEEVrickIYoeQM:&imgrefurl=http://www.pastreunited.com/id300.html&docid=YPRi_rKxZNjVYM&imgurl=http://www.pastreunited.com/sitebuildercontent/sitebuilderpictures/J9-1.jpg&w=300&h=247&ei=nFJhT-GrA6j-sQLoh8XrAQ&zoom=1&iact=rc&dur=450&sig=106651293209979826558&page=1&tbnh=123&tbnw=149&start=0&ndsp=117&ved=1t:429,r:2,s:0&tx=89&ty=48

This photo is of a boy with a sign saying "why can't you give my dad a job?". This shows how high the unemployment rate was.

http://blsciblogs.baruch.cuny.edu/his1005fall2010/tag/great-depression/

This photo/political cartoon is of a sign saying "jobless men keep walking". This shows how poor our economy was, that we can't even take care our people.

http://www.google.com/imgres?q=great+depression+1920s+political+cartoons&hl=en&safe=off&client=safari&rls=en&biw=2530&bih=1282&tbm=isch&tbnid=WdwldZU4d3Gf4M:&imgrefurl=http://www.eastconn.org/tah/Roaring20s_GreatDepression.htm&docid=e3Qkyy-cw7yynM&imgurl=http://www.eastconn.org/tah/1011KM1_grandpap%252520cartoon%252520copy.gif&w=544&h=640&ei=VlNhT7OOL63LsQKt58n2AQ&zoom=1&iact=rc&dur=443&sig=106651293209979826558&page=1&tbnh=129&tbnw=110&start=0&ndsp=127&ved=1t:429,r:35,s:0&tx=73&ty=53

This political cartoon shows how greedy the U.S. was and still is. In the 1920s there was a lot of prosperity. There were new inventions, people could afford to go out to sporting events and to go dancing, and things were more affordable such as the car, refrigerator, radio, and telephone. All these great things came all at once and people didn't know how to react and went in a frenzy. They got to use to luxury and wanted more, leading to the great depression.

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Scott Smith
03/15/2012 16:48

I really like Kristen’s photos/ cartoons my favorite is the last one. The last one plays a role in mostly just Economics and really reflects what is going on. Also I liked the first picture because it really portrayed that everyone was affected by the great depression not just the children

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Carlos Montes
03/15/2012 20:26

Kristen's choice of primary sources might not show much, but they definitely speak heavily as the images have many allusions. The first one, for instance, only shows a kid asking employers to give his father a job. If you really think about it, you realize that there millions of other kids and wives suffering in the Uniited States because they can't afford food and shelter, which are necessities for living in an urban environment. The second picture holds a sense of irony as there are jobless men walking under the sign that says "jobless men keep walking." This implies how the unemployed have little hope in finding a job soon and that they really cant do anything about it.

The final primary source that Kristen decided to reflect upon is the reason why the Great Depression occurred. People spent money they didnt have using credit, they couldnt pay back the banks that eventually failed, taking the treasuries of major corporations and farms with them, and overall just leading to the Great Depression.

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Margarita Navarro p.2
03/14/2012 19:15

Dust Bowl: http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-eD8deKbVap0/TtMTCW1D54I/AAAAAAAAATQ/9RP64fBZj70/s1600/stock-market-crash-dow-chart-image005.png

This is just a chart of how the stock market came crashing down fast. It gives us a great visual because it shows just how fast all this happened. This would have to do with Economics because it clearly was on a downwards spiral.

Cartoon: http://www.bearishnews.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/11/1931-bread-bank-line.jpg

This political cartoon is depicting that people were lined up for food and for banks hoping to get their money back. This most definitely has to do with Social Structure because it deals with the people in these cities where the depression hurt the most.

Article: http://www.loansandcredit.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/03/depression-newspaper2.jpg

This article is from the Brooklyn Daily Eagle and its headline is “WALL ST. IN PANIC AS STOCKS CRASH”. It has a column devoted to the resent news and describes what’s happening. This has to do with Economics because stocks have everything to do with the economy.

If I saw this newspaper I would be scared because the head line is so forward and then I would be terrified that life would be changed for the worst. I do believe that this could have been avoided if people just spent their money wisely and knew what to do with it properly. If this were to happen now I honestly don’t know what anyone would do. I know that our lives would be the same because we would have to line up for bread and be at banks demanding our money back.

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Michaela
03/14/2012 20:34

Margarita, i used the same newspaper photo for one of my references, and i agree with you that reading a headline like that would scare me. i also agree that this situation could have been avoided by the people if they had been smarter with their money, though i also believe that the government played a decent role in creating that situation as well.

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Paloma Estrada
03/14/2012 19:32

Your response can include your opinion on the issue, how it may have made you feel to live during that time and deal with the same problems, what role you think government should have played and why, a connection to a modern-day event that has had a similar effect (ex. housing crash led many to leave cities and migrate to cheaper areas with more job opportunities), etc. Please keep in mind the minimum length requirement for your initial post.

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Paloma Estrada
03/14/2012 19:34

http://0.tqn.com/d/history1900s/1/0/a/gd45.gif
This picture depicts how sad and tough it was for families and people in general during the great depression.
GRAPES: SS, E

http://www.thegreatdepressionfacts.org/wp-content/uploads/2012/02/great-depression-facts.jpg
This one makes you see how almost everyone was getting affected and even the children were protesting against the economy.
GRAPES: SS, E

http://www.marketoracle.co.uk/images/2008/us-real-housing-prices-2008.jpg
This one shows the decline in housing prices and the decline in economic progress during this time period.
GRAPES: E, P, SS

The great depression was a hard time for almost everyone. The chart from the 3rd link really depicts what a down turn the economy was. It was the horrible reflection of the previous economic boom and the effect of the frivolous spending and lifestyles in the 20s. If I were living back then, I would probably be one of the families who were negatively affected so I’m glad everyone, for the most part, has learned how to not go through that again. I would’ve been a little mad at the government for not predicting this and stepping in to help its people, because that is their job. I believe the government should be spending their money on more effective and important things. Although I would have felt sympathy for the banks, they really shouldn’t have loaned more than they had. Nowadays, the economy is at one of its lower points, but we are in a better place then the people living during the great depression. However, the effects are pretty similar. People are saving now, jobs are hard to find, and costs in cities are getting too expensive for most so there is a common thought to move to much less costly places. But, just like this era did, we will thrive again when the economy works out the faults that they can.

ps. sorry for the one above

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braden crabb
03/14/2012 21:07

I feel the same way about the economy, how they should spend their money on more important things, and how they should step in to help their people at certain times.

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JOHN SCALES
03/14/2012 19:41

http://www.google.com/imgres?q=Stock+Market+Crash&um=1&hl=en&sa=N&biw=1366&bih=667&tbm=isch&tbnid=YTfaWyinD_-dNM:&imgrefurl=http://www.spiritoftruth.org/10000alert.htm&docid=RShZ8EB1-JalOM&imgurl=http://www.spiritoftruth.org/images/3000b.gif&w=426&h=425&ei=LWRhT-zeD4jWiAL-vbClBA&zoom=1&iact=hc&vpx=613&vpy=310&dur=735&hovh=224&hovw=225&tx=110&ty=146&sig=104436438523154763762&page=1&tbnh=135&tbnw=135&start=0&ndsp=19&ved=1t:429,r:9,s:0
STOCK MARKET CRASH
http://www.google.com/imgres?q=Great+Depression&um=1&hl=en&biw=1366&bih=667&tbm=isch&tbnid=DEEVrickIYoeQM:&imgrefurl=http://www.thegreatdepressionfacts.org/&docid=6yASI9l1mTy4SM&imgurl=http://www.thegreatdepressionfacts.org/wp-content/uploads/2012/02/great-depression-facts.jpg&w=300&h=247&ei=eWRhT8mBCuLXiQK4roTqBA&zoom=1&iact=hc&vpx=1003&vpy=281&dur=531&hovh=197&hovw=240&tx=156&ty=92&sig=104436438523154763762&page=1&tbnh=134&tbnw=162&start=0&ndsp=21&ved=1t:429,r:12,s:0
GREAT DEPRESSION
http://www.google.com/imgres?q=dust+bowl&num=10&um=1&hl=en&biw=1366&bih=667&tbm=isch&tbnid=ZU2o2GFN6NBFCM:&imgrefurl=http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/americanexperience/films/dustbowl/&docid=M5Jtu5sKcEG0YM&imgurl=http://www-tc.pbs.org/wgbh/americanexperience/media/uploads/films/heroImages/dustbowl_film_landing.jpg&w=478&h=287&ei=tmRhT_m7KcKViQKo0MCWDQ&zoom=1&iact=hc&vpx=907&vpy=54&dur=1306&hovh=174&hovw=290&tx=171&ty=103&sig=104436438523154763762&sqi=2&page=1&tbnh=104&tbnw=173&start=0&ndsp=18&ved=1t:429,r:4,s:0
DUST BOWL

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Jake Finley
03/14/2012 19:48

I like Johns last picture about the Dust Bowl. Its a pretty crazy picture of how big and serious the storms got. People had to fight to survive during the storms. I like the truck trying to drive away from a huge wall of dust coming towards it. I also think the second link is a pretty powerful picture on how kids were trying to help their parents get jobs. It shows that the great depression affected everyone and many were left without jobs.

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Kyle Cottrell
03/14/2012 19:41

so one of my primary sources is from one of my grandma's friends who visited recently. Yes i know my grandma is old. But her friend said that during the depression people would come into her yard and they would feed them. they were also near a train station and people would steal their oranges. that part was pointless but whatever.

http://newdeal.feri.org/texts/62.htm
http://www.archelaus-cards.com/blog/images/1936-01-a.gif

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Karly Holthaus
03/14/2012 19:43

http://faculty.evansville.edu/rl29/art105/img/lang_migrantmother.jpg
This picture shows what seems to be a mother and her children huddled together. I think this really shows the Social Structure and Economy in Grapes.

http://www.bearishnews.com/post/1039
This is a link to various political cartoons regarding the Great Depression and post-Great Depression. GRAPES could be used to relate to each of them.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ANFI04Xn_fc
Lastly is a video from YouTube of a man documenting his "Grandpa Quiroz" and what he experienced and remembered from The Great Depression.
This could be represented as economy, social structure, possibly politics.

I'd like to reflect on my last post which was the video "Life after the Great Depression in southern California". I chose this because I found it to be the most real to me. It was obviously even more relatable because I live in Southern California. It's really hard to listen to what he had to say because it was just so sad. I think it's so much more interesting to hear from someone who was there first hand because there story sounds so much different then what you hear or read about in history books. Although I obviously already knew how much we've advanced in the world it was still crazy to hear about how he talked about sleeping outside because it was so hot or just leaving your doors open. I also thought it was pretty amazing hearing that bakeries would give free bread away to the hungry. I'd like to say the government should have helped the people more but I feel like that's just so cliche to say considering no one had money to do really anything.

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Sydney Waitley
03/16/2012 13:00

Karly I really like your pictures, they're sad but it shows how difficult the times were during the Great Depression. good Job!

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Brad Power
03/14/2012 19:43

1)http://mcclungsworld.com/2011/09/14/great-depression-humor/
2)http://blsciblogs.baruch.cuny.edu/his1005spring2011/tag/the-great-depression/
3)http://vintagevivant.com/2011/06/11/great-depression-inspiration/

1)The first political cartoon shows how FDR created lots of different agencies to help the crisis, but none of the agencies really had a strong impact. It has kids playing around him and they represent the different agencies and how they were expected to help citizens cope with the economic depression.
2) The second picture is of a "poor store." This makes sense because the majority of the population was poor. The store reminds me of a modern day 99 cent store. Low priced low quality goods that are easy to afford. Since people made such low wages, stores like this were very popular and very common.
3) The final picture is of two men standing with signs that describe their job experience and show that they desperately need jobs. This was very common, as unemployment rates rose in the 1930's. Unemployment is also a current issue in America, although not a severe, and many people worry about supporting their families just like in the 1930's.

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Jake Finley
03/14/2012 19:44

http://www.google.com/imgres?q=great+depression+effects+on+family&hl=en&client=safari&rls=en&biw=1024&bih=615&tbm=isch&tbnid=PRB2qFMgGdQATM:&imgrefurl=http://whenwasthegreatdepression.info/tag/recession&docid=fYl4uvxb1jYuXM&imgurl=http://whenwasthegreatdepression.info/wp-content/uploads/2011/10/whenwasthegreatdepression_familytent.jpg&w=650&h=496&ei=rWJhT8_EI8mqiAKpmuCCBA&zoom=1&iact=rc&dur=462&sig=115280087147351676191&page=1&tbnh=125&tbnw=165&start=0&ndsp=15&ved=1t:429,r:0,s:0&tx=35&ty=32

-This first picture shows a family during the Great Depression and it shows that it really affected them. Where they sleep looks like just a tent held up by sticks. The mom and child look depressed and look like they are really struggling. It shows how the economy affected families and social structures on the poor.

http://www.google.com/imgres?q=newspaper+articles+on+the+dust+bowl&hl=en&client=safari&rls=en&biw=1024&bih=615&tbm=isch&tbnid=rem4YD5fVhN8xM:&imgrefurl=http://www.survive2thrive.net/2011/07/&docid=AOvxZZwWcSsdsM&imgurl=http://american-business.org/uploads/posts/2011-01/1295527662_dust-bowl.jpg&w=950&h=600&ei=2GNhT5_wLqOmiQLVsbimBA&zoom=1&iact=hc&vpx=581&vpy=297&dur=17370&hovh=178&hovw=283&tx=76&ty=81&sig=115280087147351676191&page=1&tbnh=104&tbnw=164&start=0&ndsp=18&ved=1t:429,r:16,s:0

- This picture shows just multiple newspaper ads about the dust bowl and where they were hitting during this time. My thought about this seeing all these ads is that it sounds like a harsh time to live through. I would have hated to live where the dust storms hit. Its almost like tornado alley in the U.S. today, the dust storms hit in the same area for the most part and they are both problems that will happen. The government back then started putting up trees and other things to help the dust and today houses are now being built with basements and protective parts for protection from tornadoes. The Dust Bowl probably didn't have a lot of people living in that area. They probably moved away so they wouldn't have to deal with them

http://www.google.com/imgres?q=newspaper+articles+about+the+great+depression&um=1&hl=en&client=safari&sa=N&rls=en&biw=1024&bih=615&tbm=isch&tbnid=jrLrpkXrqW6IkM:&imgrefurl=http://www.loansandcredit.com/is-the-current-economic-meltdown-comparable-to-the-great-depression_2010-03-23/&docid=PtzweogUexM8oM&imgurl=http://www.loansandcredit.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/03/depression-newspaper2.jpg&w=594&h=416&ei=UGVhT-_xAYjJiQLHzsyxBA&zoom=1&iact=hc&vpx=367&vpy=154&dur=4170&hovh=188&hovw=268&tx=123&ty=124&sig=115280087147351676191&page=1&tbnh=129&tbnw=184&start=0&ndsp=19&ved=1t:429,r:2,s:0

- This newspaper article just shows how Wall Street was in panic when the stock market crashed because they were just in a time of prosperity during the roaring twenties.

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Liz Studdard
03/14/2012 19:45

www.loc.gov/pictures/resource/cph.3b06165/
This picture is of a family of seven that migrates around because hey need to find a job. It is of the dust bowl and how people suffered in the great depression. It affects economy and social structure because the family has trouble getting a job so they become poor.

www.loc.gov/pictures/resource/cph.3f05647/
This is a cartoon that is about the slums and ghettos poor people and immigrants had to live in during this time and it has to do with economy and social structure because they were poor and the immigrants were discriminates against.

www.nytimes.com/learning/general/onthisday/big/1029.html#article
This is the newspaper article from when the stock market crashed. It has to do mainly with the economy because it was really bad for our economy and caused the great depression.

The first picture of the family traveling to look for jobs is sad and frustrating because the president at the time, Hoover, did nothing about it. This family and many others like it had to suffer and travel around in little tents together searching for some way to make some money.

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Deming Tobin
03/16/2012 21:11

I really liked all of the links that you posted. I've seen that first picture so many times and it makes me sad every time. I can't imagine living under a tarp with kids and a baby. I feel really bad that so many people lost their jobs and homes. I think that the president should have taken more action and actually done something to help improve the lives of everyone suffering during the Great Depression. I also like all of the other links that you posted and the article was pretty interesting and did a great job explaining the stock market crash as well as the effects.

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Chrissy Taylor
03/14/2012 19:45

http://superitch.com/images/2010/06/ReviewOfReviews193008a.jpg
A political cartoon depicts a man pre-stock market crash buying stocks without forseeing any future failure. In the next panel, the same man is desolately trying to sell for all that he has.

http://lcweb2.loc.gov/service/pnp/cph/3b30000/3b37000/3b37800/3b37875r.jpg
Photo of breadline under brooklyn bridge in NYC.

http://www.loc.gov/pictures/resource/cph.3b06165/
Photo of desolate laboring family in tent house.

The second photo is the resource I focus on because it astounds me just how long the line for bread is. That line is SO long! And the thought of what kind of pride-swallowing humility it would take for many people to wait in a line that is literally city blocks-long at least really hits home just how much the people there needed that bread. Plus, they all look very very unfortunate in the layers common amongst those with no storage for alternate clothing.

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Chrissy (again)
03/18/2012 13:01

Also, as far as my opinion on the issue:
It's amazing how desolate those times were and how the government managed to maintain power over people that they weren't helping. I'm very surprised that no successful rebellion or revolt reshaped our country during that time.

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John Wilson
03/14/2012 19:50

http://www.english.illinois.edu/maps/depression/dbimages/dust2.gif

This picture is showing the Dust Bowls that occured during the time of the FDR presidency.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Farmer_walking_in_dust_storm_Cimarron_County_Oklahoma2.jpg

This picture is showing a farmer and his son walking through a dust storm during the Dust Bowls in the 1930s.

http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_s57ISZAyJXI/SOL4-pP-oOI/AAAAAAAAA7I/U5xZgaEdh1c/s400/I.+Klein+14+Dec+1929+stock+market+crash.jpg

This political cartoon is showing the audience how life was during the stock market crash.

---I am going to respond to the stock market crash political cartoon. I personally think that this picture is representing economics and social structure. Because of what happened with the stock market, most of the people in the late 1920s were usually in poverty and didnt have alot of money. Social structures also plays a big part because the MINORITY of the people in the U.S. still were wealthy and in the picture, it shows a lady that looks wealthy asking whether or not it was the stock market that made him the way he was. The man looked like a bum, and it is shown that the lady thought the stock market did that to the man because of the economic downfall.

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Megan Galloway
03/14/2012 19:51

• http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ersloRmOwzI
This states a lot about the great depression and how it affected families. It shows the effects of the GD on families, businesses, and how people responded. Therefore, it follows the themes of Society and Economy.
• http://www.digitalhistory.uh.edu/learning_history/children_depression/depression_children_menu.cfm
This site as well talks about the effects on family life. It has both a picture and information that depicts how wages dropped for this family, and the loss of jobs. It falls mostly under the category of Society.
• http://history1900s.about.com/od/photographs/tp/greatdepressionpictures.htm
This site offers many pictures again, about the effects on the families during the Great Depression. My favorite photo would be of the "Two Children, One on Crutches". I'm seriously asking myself why she's on crutches, but I wasn't able to find out. This site follows the themes of both Social Structures, since everyone dropped further with less income, as well as Economy since no one could really make any money or obtain a job.

I'd like to reflect on the last one, especially on the picture with the two girls that I mentioned above.
I really don't think I could imagine living in a time such as that. Although we all have things we go through that might be as hard as that, not one of us who wasn't there with these children and families could really ever imagine what they went through. And as I'd like to relate it to modern day, instead of many losing jobs- which is true- we're also losing that place to call "home" through family divorces(etc.), and it makes it even harder to support ourselves let alone others, because there isn't just one person working for a family now- we need so much more. This could potentially throw us into an even greater depression, because everyone's becoming independent without someone else they can support, whether they make enough money or not.

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Sydney Waitley
03/14/2012 20:11

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ersloRmOwzI
This is a video on how families lived during the Great Depression.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?
v=TZz7mwvmm7A&feature=results_video&playnext=1&list=PL2465E3E72A447D56
This video shows how the Dust Bowl effected people during the 1930s.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RJpLMvgUXe8
This is a long video about some people's personal experiences during the stock market crashes these are there real stories.

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Scott Smith
03/14/2012 20:18

http://history1900s.about.com/library/photos/blygd22.htm
This link shows a picture of the humongous dust storm that was called the “Dust Bowl”. The series of dust storms was a cause of a very extreme drought that affected the Midwestern part of America. This photo affects Geography, Economy and Social structure.

http://0.tqn.com/d/history1900s/1/0/a/gd45.gif
This link shows a picture of a woman and her two children with no father and living in poor conditions. Many people were forced out onto the streets and forced to live in poverty due to the Great Depression. It was very rough and a lot of people were affected greatly. This photo incorporates Economy and Social structure.

http://history1900s.about.com/library/photos/blygd49.htm
This link shows a picture of a group of men waiting to get food from a breadline. Many people were unemployed, which means no income which leads to no money which could lead to starvation and disease. This picture is taken place during the great depression which was a record breaking high for the unemployment and the government did not do much about it. A president at the time thought that it would fix itself by business but with this attitude it only got worse. I believe this photo really expresses what the great depression was about and how people were affected. I also think that the government should have gotten involved. I believe this relates to the unemployment that just happened recently, granted it wasn’t close to the great depression it was still pretty big and had a lot of people concerned.

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summer anderson
03/14/2012 20:19

http://www.thegreatdepressionfacts.org/wp-content/uploads/2012/02/great-depression-facts.jpg
Picture of kids holding up signs that say “why can’t you give my dad a job?” and Rarigs kid doesn’t starve why should we?” It shows how the children were also affected during the Great Depression. It saddens me to see that it went far enough to where even the children tried to get involved to better their living conditions.
http://southcarolina1670.files.wordpress.com/2011/10/great-depression-family.jpg
This picture shows their troubles with housing and food. It expresses the economy in GRAPES. This picture was very popular from the Great Depression showing in the womens face the sad emotion of living in poverty.

http://www.wikitree.com/photo.php/8/8d/Lange-photo-Iowa-Depression.jpg
This picure really stuck out to me because it is home for a family. And when you think of a home you think of a house and lawn but this shows a family having to live in their car. In the Great Depression this sometimes happened because people couldn’t get jobs to pay for housing. It expresses the economy in grapes because it shows how the damaged economy effected them by basically making them homeless. I don’t really know how I would react if I lived during this time period, it would be very unreal in my mind to lose my house and not have enough money to eat sometimes. I think the government should have set up programs and should have tried to do more for the people who were struggling.

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Michaela Branscomb
03/14/2012 20:22

http://static.guim.co.uk/Guardian/business/gallery/2008/apr/14/economics.photography/78075346-9812.jpg
This picture shows a newspaper reading "WALL ST. IN PANIC AS STOCKS CRASH"
It explains in smaller print that the stock market crashed (losing billions) as people rushed to sell their stocks. P, E, S


http://0.tqn.com/d/history1900s/1/0/q/gd25.gif
This is a picture of a giant dust storm (in Colorado) that was part of the Dust Bowl.
This just reminds us that not only were the people back then stuggling with economic hardships like we are now, but that they also had to deal with issues in nature that were out of their hands. G, E

http://vintagevivant.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/06/great-depression-soup-line.jpeg
This picture shows a line of run down, poor looking people waiting in front of a billboard that says "WORLD'S HIGHEST STANDARD OF LIVING - There's no way like the American Way"
The irony displaid in this photo is just to extreme for words. It is horrible that some company or branch of government would go to the trouble to put up such a sign and then not take very good care of the actual human beings. A, P, E

I find the first photo (the newspaper talking about the stock market crashing) kind of scary because we don't really see things like that in our newspapers nowaday. Even though our economy clearly is not at its prime, the modern newspapers would not print such panick inducing headlines for the general publich to dwell over. If I saw a newspaper headline like that tomorow, it would definitely make me worry, when in the end worrying is the last thing people ought to be doing in such a situation because it will not get anybody anywhere.

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Anna Bill
03/14/2012 20:24

http://www.murphsplace.com/crowe/braddock/depression/depression2.html
Personal story of living in Illinois during the Great Depression. political, social, economic

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mi0j8FYEM7s
Depression survivor video accounts
political, social, economic

http://www.thegreatdepressionfacts.org/
This is a picture of children holding signs saying "why can't you give my dad a job".
political, social, economic, arts

I am going to reflect upon the picture of the children, my third choice of primary source. This picture shows several children holding hand painted signs with "why can't you give my dad a job?" printed on the fronts. As I was looking through a variety of sources, this one struck me as the most powerful due to a variety of things. I am a photographer myself, so I am naturally drawn to the power that an image can have. This image classifies a huge theme of the Great Depression: corruption of innocence. There was no more glamour of the Roaring Twenties, and a dark light shined over the naive state that America was in. I think this is a perfect comparison with the picture of the young children in the photo. They haven't done anything to deserve a poor lifestyle, but they are being pulled in to a very non-childish issue. Their toys are taken away and they had to put forth effort to stand up for their families. Also, the fact that the someone could say no to the face of a child asking for help says a lot about the government during the Great Depression.

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dakota smith
03/14/2012 20:30

http://www.google.com/imgres?q=great+depression+pictures&hl=en&sa=X&biw=930&bih=584&tbm=isch&prmd=imvns&tbnid=Cnh9b7Kg_UU58M:&imgrefurl=http://www.frumforum.com/stiglitz-rewrites-the-great-depression&docid=3VYxMlvY3J5qIM&imgurl=http://www.frumforum.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/01/great_depression-2.jpg&w=432&h=323&ei=aWxhT-mdEeX30gGvzp2-Bw&zoom=1&iact=hc&vpx=479&vpy=5&dur=1232&hovh=194&hovw=260&tx=152&ty=84&sig=108698829952374496012&page=2&tbnh=119&tbnw=174&start=8&ndsp=18&ved=1t:429,r:2,s:8

http://www.google.com/imgres?q=great+depression+pictures&hl=en&sa=X&biw=930&bih=584&tbm=isch&prmd=imvns&tbnid=UVLSFrw_bylRUM:&imgrefurl=http://vintagevivant.com/2011/06/11/great-depression-inspiration/&docid=ZIC_L3MlySRgrM&imgurl=http://vintagevivant.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/06/nobody_knows_you.jpeg&w=394&h=394&ei=aWxhT-mdEeX30gGvzp2-Bw&zoom=1&iact=rc&dur=686&sig=108698829952374496012&page=2&tbnh=137&tbnw=137&start=8&ndsp=18&ved=1t:429,r:9,s:8&tx=92&ty=71

http://www.google.com/imgres?q=great+depression+pictures&hl=en&sa=X&rlz=1C1TSND_enUS411US411&biw=930&bih=584&tbm=isch&prmd=imvns&tbnid=cT3PkQxLkAQj4M:&imgrefurl=http://lansner.ocregister.com/tag/great-depression/&docid=4L6ntscmHvef2M&imgurl=http://lansner.ocregister.com/files/2008/10/ocr-crash.jpg&w=1930&h=1593&ei=cW1hT_ncJMrj0QHN4JC5Cw&zoom=1&iact=hc&vpx=593&vpy=16&dur=312&hovh=183&hovw=222&tx=149&ty=120&sig=108698829952374496012&page=4&tbnh=127&tbnw=154&start=44&ndsp=20&ved=1t:429,r:18,s:44

the first picture is a sign pretty much saying dont stop looking for a job beacuse we dont even have jobs for ourself.the second picture is two men with signs looking for jobs, they both looking extreamly dirty and poor.The third picture is a newspaper talking about the great depression and people going to jail.

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Chase Fischer
03/14/2012 20:36

http://listeningreading.blogspot.com/2011/02/great-depression-of-1930s-from-voa.html

This photograph shows how many people of little wealth lived during this time. It almost reminds me of driving through Tijuana. There are shacks everywhere and nothing seems to be alive. I feel like the Government couldnt have done many thing from keeping this from happening. They could have done better in giving people jobs and lowering inflation.

http://mcclungsworld.com/2011/09/14/great-depression-humor/

This cartoon shows Hoover giving over the Presidency to Roosevelt, and is quite happy about it. He is handing over all of the crap of the great depression.

http://xroads.virginia.edu/~ma05/dulis/poetry/Williams/williams2.html

I chose a poem for my last link. It isnt specifically abut the Great Depression, but it shows how poets wrote back then. The author is talking about a flower and the beach. i feel like he did this to escape the terrible real world and reality.

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Kendall Talbott
03/14/2012 20:46

aww chasey I like all your articles, they really get to the point. But that poem was dead on, really nice job

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Kendall Talbott
03/14/2012 20:45

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pbVjnndNPIU

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pgR2Buke5MQ

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f8k0jJdqKP0&feature=related

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5ZWvlIi4zQs&feature=related

In all of these videos, people tell their stories of the great depression or show pictures on what it was like. It really showed how simple and plain life was during this era. They really had nothing and had to scrap up what they could find to survive. In GRAPES, I would defiantly choose economics for every single one of these videos.

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andrea perez
03/14/2012 21:32

kendall i like your videos they are kind of sad, because the people look so poor and hungry :(

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Isabella Araujo
03/14/2012 21:42

I really thought Kendall's video choices made a great job in showing how life was during the time. They show the hardships that were experienced everyday during these peoples lives and shows how we all need to appreciate the things we have.

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Ralph Galvez
03/14/2012 20:51

Source 1: A black and white photo of a boy holding up a strike sign that reads, "Why can't you give my dad a job?" This image shows the effect of the great depression on society seeing as all family members including children were now getting pulled into poverty. It's pretty sad to one child on the street, four of them is just really disheartening.
http://www.thegreatdepressionfacts.org/wp-content/uploads/2012/02/great-depression-facts.jpg

Source 2: This link leads to two full pages (small text) of a newspaper at the time of the depression. The headlines read of lowering prices and ads of items wanted. The papers show the toll the stock market crash had on the economy and how people were trying to cope with the failing stocks.
http://www.archives.com/genealogy/newspaper-genealogy-stock-market-crash.html

Source 3: This last source I have is a poem written by a man born right before the depression. He fondly recalls memories of the time when he and his family simply trudged through the depression.
http://famouspoetsandpoems.com/poets/donald_justice/poems/17227.html

After seeing some of these images and reading the headlines and poetry written about this time, I feel like life got notably harder after the roaring 20s. In this new era, when we go through a depression it's a little bit harder to see a distinct change in lifestyle. Back then the stock market crash really shook up families who relied on credit previously. I would be so nervous if suddenly my family was poverty stricken. I honestly don't know how I'd cope like Donald Justice and all the other families did during the Great Depression.

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Braden Crabb
03/14/2012 21:00

http://www.standlikearock.net/wp-content/uploads/2010/01/depression-unemployment.gif
This picture is a man during the Great Depression holding a sign saying that he doesn't want charity. This expresses P, E, and S in GRAPES.

http://jordantim.files.wordpress.com/2011/05/us-economy-cartoon2.jpg
This is a political cartoon that shows the U.S. Economy hitting rock bottom, literally. It expresses P, E, and S in GRAPES.

http://poetrypoem.com/cgi-bin/index.pl?poemnumber=7949&sitename=depression&poemoffset=0&displaypoem=t&item=poetry
This is a poem about the Great Depression, that talks about the struggles of families and individuals trying to find jobs and make it through. It expresses P, E, and S in GRAPES.

I will elaborate on the first picture. I like this picture a lot because first, the guy says he doesn't want charity, which means he doesn't want other people's money to let him to be able to get through his tough times, he wants to accomplish it by himself, which is what I would've wanted to do if I lived back then. And second, the guy does not seem very sad at all. You would think everybody would be sad during these times. It looks like he is happy, and I really like that because it's a sign of probability that everything will be okay in the end.

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Lucas Broyles
04/20/2012 09:32

I agree Braden, back then Americans were hard working and took pride in their work. They didn't complain, all they wanted was to earn their fair share and that's the american spirit of drive and motivation that we seem to be losing. A lot of local made products aren't as good as they used to be and now were buying everything foreign, toys, cars, clothing, etc. We used to make all that stuff on our soil and it was quality assured merchandise too. It's sad that we don't take pride in our work like everyone did back then, im not saying everyone now a days is lazy, but you know what I mean.

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Patrick Powell
03/14/2012 21:06

http://www.bearishnews.com/post/1039

This web site has a few cartoons on them. I really liked the first one with the pigs. It shows a bunch of fat pigs eating out of a trough that says benefits of recovery. This shows that all the benefits were going to the large companies instead of to the people.

The second one I liked was with Uncle Sam and Santa. He wants the platter with the normal stock market on it but santa wont give it to him. This really shows how much of a depression that we were in and how people wanted stability back.

The third one that I picked was the family and the dad is slumping in the chair and the mom is telling the kid to get away from dad while he enjoys with business slump. I really like this one because it shows how hard it was for the father to make a living for his family. And the kid doesnt really know what is going on.

All of the have to do with economy, social structures.

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Connor McGrath
03/14/2012 21:08

http://lccn.loc.gov/sn%2095026787

This is a newspaper in Florida that has been publishing since before the Great Depression. The name of the paper is the Suwannee Democrat. The paper survived through the depression because the main industries in the surrounding area wasn't really effected by the Great Depression.

http://www.bearishnews.com/post/2580

The cartoon i took interest in was the second one in the list. It's a picture of a park full of unemployed people. The caption reads "I see by the papers everything is right". It showed how the government never really admitted how bad they were in the hole.

http://www.google.com/imgres?imgurl=http://0.tqn.com/d/history1900s/1/0/a/gd45.gif&imgrefurl=http://history1900s.about.com/od/photographs/tp/greatdepressionpictures.htm&h=600&w=462&sz=84&tbnid=hS0XmT_f8_5flM:&tbnh=101&tbnw=78&prev=/search%3Fq%3Dgreat%2Bdepression%2Bpictures%26tbm%3Disch%26tbo%3Du&zoom=1&q=great+depression+pictures&docid=rSFwaAIKCZDX0M&hl=en&sa=X&ei=4nhhT-roDOWQiQKF0qXOBA&ved=0CEgQ9QEwAQ&dur=772

This is a very famous picture from the Great Depression. It's a picture of a woman in montana with her two kids. You can see the pained and worried expression in her face. It shows how hard the Great Depression really was on some people.

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Dylan Gouthro
03/14/2012 21:08

http://www.google.com/imgres?q=great+depression+political+cartoons&um=1&hl=en&sa=N&biw=1600&bih=693&tbm=isch&tbnid=SZEHpUfJMJ84YM:&imgrefurl=http://mcclungsworld.com/2011/09/14/great-depression-humor/&docid=L-XvACT4K0POXM&imgurl=http://mcclungsworld.com/files/2011/09/fdr-his-baby-now-m0fpv4.gif&w=500&h=525&ei=iXdhT--WJ8PWiAK39ckD&zoom=1&iact=rc&dur=287&sig=114149846310235151424&page=1&tbnh=143&tbnw=136&start=0&ndsp=25&ved=1t:429,r:10,s:0&tx=82&ty=86

This is a political cartoon of the Great Depression (I will expand on this later)

http://poetrypoem.com/cgi-bin/index.pl?poemnumber=7949&sitename=depression&poemoffset=0&displaypoem=t&item=poetry

This is a website of poetry for the great depression, i find the first one very powerful because it describes the struggles everyone had during the great depression.

http://www.google.com/imgres?q=city+life+during+the+great+depression&hl=en&biw=1600&bih=693&gbv=2&tbm=isch&tbnid=lyioDwJ1ZStZeM:&imgrefurl=http://campingtips.com/precautions-cervical-pillow-723-4-with-depression-in-center/&docid=wiws1QqA4agE0M&imgurl=http://photos.lasvegassun.com/media/img/photos/2009/02/04/scaled.shadows_of_the_depression_7_t653.jpg&w=653&h=510&ei=gXhhT_OoHIqSiQKpwfzLBA&zoom=1&iact=hc&vpx=187&vpy=279&dur=599&hovh=198&hovw=254&tx=124&ty=139&sig=114149846310235151424&page=3&tbnh=149&tbnw=191&start=48&ndsp=28&ved=1t:429,r:7,s:48

This photo of life during the Great Depression shows them making their own fire huddling around it with a poor city around them.

For the political cartoon : Herbert Hoover is dropping off the baby (the symbol of the Great Depression) at the steps of F.D.R house as if it is his turn to take over the responsibility of the Great Depression because his term is up. Hoover caused the depression and now he is just whiping his hands clean of it and passing it on to F.D.R for him to take care of

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Chantilly Otto-Smith
03/14/2012 21:13

http://donaldsweblog.blogspot.com/2009/03/crash.html
This picture represents the repercussions and hardships that were endured by individuals during the 1929 Stock Market Crash. A wife is looking over at her husband pondering on what she can do to help her husband. Her husband is stewing on the loss of most likely all of his money and has no idea how to save his family from this stress.
Pollitics-how money was going to be handled, economics-due to economic downfall, social-everyone was affected by it/had to change their lifestyles, geography- the entire world but especially the US felt this. If my family had been in this situation, i honestly have no idea what i would do even with the knowledge of current history. i would have probably moved to a different country or taken my money out of the stalk markets before hand and stocked up on all necessary supplies.

http://www.google.com/imgres?q=great+depression&hl=en&rlz=1W1ADBR_enUS328&biw=1440&bih=645&tbm=isch&tbnid=hMC_enBIgyvJ2M:&imgrefurl=http://www.ou.edu/special/albertctr/archives/gdweb.htm&docid=cMaaJNgvfhtN1M&imgurl=http://www.ou.edu/special/albertctr/archives/dougp3.gif&w=224&h=283&ei=nnhhT4WGJaqTiQLp0MXQBA&zoom=1&iact=rc&dur=359&sig=114378052911042422735&page=3&tbnh=150&tbnw=116&start=50&ndsp=25&ved=1t:429,r:21,s:50&tx=31&ty=52
the great depression was a horrible time for everyone, not only because they could no longer get their luxory items, but they could not even attain the necessarries. Many people lost their homes and became reliant on tents in order to survive. Politics- loss of homes/ economy/ social-loss homes/ geography- change location of homes.
http://nostalgia049.wordpress.com/2010/08/25/dust-bowl-1930-1940-what-caused-it/
this was a major factor in attributing to the great depression. The Dust Bowl initally ruined almost all crops causing starvation to sweep the nation. it was a horrible time for people in the US and affected everyone in some aspect of their lives. Politics- who would be picked to fix the problem- presidentially/ mayors/ economy- how could they restore enough money to feed everyone/ revive the crops/ social- people were starving/ georgaphy- land was destroyed

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Mollie Privett
03/14/2012 21:15

1) http://www.google.com/imgres?q=great+depression&hl=en&safe=active&client=safari&sa=X&rls=en&biw=1606&bih=959&tbm=isch&prmd=imvnsb&tbnid=DEEVrickIYoeQM:&imgrefurl=http://www.thegreatdepressionfacts.org/&docid=6yASI9l1mTy4SM&imgurl=http://www.thegreatdepressionfacts.org/wp-content/uploads/2012/02/great-depression-facts.jpg&w=300&h=247&ei=VuVgT_HFI82PsALsk-2WCA&zoom=1&iact=rc&dur=497&sig=107845003638052658500&page=1&tbnh=142&tbnw=172&start=0&ndsp=40&ved=1t:429,r:18,s:0&tx=104&ty=43&surl=1

1) This picture depicts how life was like for many families after the War. Many soldiers returning from the war came home jobless and unemployed. It was really difficult for men to find jobs because the economy and business at that time was so terrible. This picture is quite depressing. The little boy in the picture is holding a sign which says "Why Can't You Give my Dad a Job?". How sad is that! The Great Depression greatly affected family life because men, like this boy's dad, were jobless which directly affected the rest of the family. The business cycle was completely off and there was no money circulating. This picture relates to the Economics and Social Structure themes of GRAPES because the economy was directly affected due to the large amount of unemployment, and family life was also negatively affected. My opinion on this issue is that it is incredibly unfair for the soldiers. They gave their lives and dedicated all of their time into the war, but when returning from the war they got nothing. The soldiers should have been honored upon their return, with jobs available for them. Their families suffered from the unemployment, as children like the little boy in this picture, tried to protest their way to be heard. If I was that little boy I would have been outraged. My family would have been barely getting food on the table while my father would probably be suffering from the war. The government should have thought about the possibility of an economic crash, and they should have been prepared. They could have set up many more bonds and industry boards which were to focus on POST-war life. A modern day affect that has had a similar affect is the unemployment rate we still face today. Thousands of people remain unemployed even though they have a college degree or some sort of certification. There are too many people and not all can receive employment, which creates a major gap between the social classes.

2) http://www.google.com/imgres?imgurl=http://blogs.archives.gov/wp-content/blogs.dir/21/files/2010/04/cartoon-for-PTL_web.jpg&imgrefurl=http://blogs.archives.gov/hoover-blackboard/2010/04/30/kids-as-curators/&h=332&w=400&sz=57&tbnid=yvVK5W-L8NUeTM:&tbnh=90&tbnw=108&zoom=1&docid=Sp9aXmFjIFpQ-M&hl=en&sa=X&ei=CVdhT_roKebJiQLrgpDGBA&sqi=2&ved=0CDkQ9QEwAw&dur=438

2) This political cartoon represents a depiction of the stock market crash. The man in the picture is President Hoover and he is installing a "detour" sign in the ground. This shows his dominance, as the picture illustrates that he is pushing for the people to have a detour and to stop investing in the speculation stock market. At this time, the government wanted to take care of all the people because no one had jobs or money. The government had to stimulate the economy and put the people in their own hands. They offered food stamps and jobs to help those people out who were shot by the stock market. This political cartoon was spot on when defining how the government reacted to the stock market crash. This illustration depicts the themes of Economy because the stock market
3) http://www.google.com/imgres?hl=en&biw=1280&bih=905&tbm=isch&tbnid=bI6ltiT1UjS--M:&imgrefurl=http://libcom.org/history/1930-1939-unemployed-workers-movement&docid=lg9WemuARvzsCM&imgurl=http://libcom.org/files/images/history/depression%252520unemployment.JPG&w=577&h=425&ei=MndhT9uvG8SviAL-g4jhBA&zoom=1&iact=hc&vpx=758&vpy=421&dur=3779&hovh=193&hovw=262&tx=124&ty=156&sig=103357632199588959907&page=1&tbnh=168&tbnw=224&start=0&ndsp=20&ved=1t:429,r:13,s:0

3) This picture shows how the Great Depression affected the workers. Many of them became unemployed, as the picture shows them all lining at a store with the sign "free coffee and donuts for the unemployed". This picture is quite depressing, all of the people look sad and hopeless. They must feel cheated by the war while these unemployed workers had to search around for food to provide for themselves and their families. This picture depicts the theme of Social Structure because so many people were in poverty and distress after the war ended. Social structures throughout society made a change for the worse as people were becoming poorer by the day.

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Justin Smith
03/14/2012 21:16

http://www.google.com/imgres?um=1&hl=en&sa=N&biw=1024&bih=499&tbm=isch&tbnid=Cnh9b7Kg_UU58M:&imgrefurl=http://www.freedomsphoenix.com/News/071324-2010-07-05-dow-repeats-great-depression-pattern-charts.htm&docid=yGwBr-gCpG-ErM&imgurl=http://www.freedomsphoenix.com/Uploads/Graphics/173/07/173-0705102916-great_depression.jpg&w=432&h=323&ei=PvxfT9CFNoWNsQKF76CSCA&zoom=1&iact=hc&vpx=97&vpy=175&dur=2883&hovh=194&hovw=260&tx=172&ty=187&sig=114046894859850253078&page=1&tbnh=138&tbnw=174&start=0&ndsp=12&ved=1t:429,r:6,s:0

This is one example of how hard life had been during this time and what troubles people had gone through in order to just get by in their everyday lives.

http://listeningreading.blogspot.com/2011/02/great-depression-of-1930s-from-voa.html

This is a primary source that shows how hard people had to work and how little amount of wealth actually belonged to the public. At the time only 2% of the people in america owned most of the money that was in flow in the United States during this time. This is just an example about how most people in America lived in poverty during this time without a job and not being able to help their finally.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ersloRmOwzI

This is a video about how people lived during this time and how they worked extremely hard in order to just suport their family. During this period of time most families lived in single room apartments and crammed together with a bunch of families into buildings. It also shows how while some people were living under the rug some were living lavishly with hundreds of servants caring to their every whimsicle need.

These are just examples about how hard life was during this time period and how bad their quality of life was. People during this time worked the hardest to earn the smallest amount of money just so that they would be able to put a roof over their families head and put food on the table. It was a shame that America had to go through this era but in order to boom in our economy you have to have the busts as well and this was unfortunately one of the worst busts in the history of the world.

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Erin Fitzgerald
03/14/2012 21:25

1) http://scottystarnes.files.wordpress.com/2011/06/1928-great-depression2.jpg
This is a picture of the line of unemployed american citizens waiting to get into a place giving out free food for them. This has to do with economic because no one can afford anything without a JOB, whcih pertains to Social.
2)http://publications.newberry.org/outspoken/exhibitimages/demonstratetn.jpg
This is a poster advertising a march to the government headquarters, which is social because it is a citizen organized event, to demand what they want and need.
3) http://lcweb2.loc.gov/pnp/ppmsc/00200/00234r.jpg
This is a photograph of a family, and their dirty life in poverty. This is Social, because its showing and average life of a citizen during t6he great depression.

I am responding to my #1. In my personal opinion, to look at this photograph is just sad. I feel horrible looking at all these unfortunate people and how little they deserve this. I cannot even begin to imagine having to live during this time.. it would have been horrible. I would be hungry all the time, have no way to make any sort of living. Government should have made more of an effort to create jopbs in order to get out of the economic slump.This whole thing remnds me of how the government should be creating jobs NOW instead of laying off a bunch of people. That would undoubtedly help to boost our economy..

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Laura Williams
03/14/2012 22:32

I agree with Erin about her first picture and how it is horrible. People lived in really bad conditions during this time. Everything was really rough and I, like Erin, cannot fathom how hard it must have been. I also liked her thoughts about the government creating jobs now because I think it's good that she made the connection from now to then. Overall, the Great Depression was really hard on people and bad situations and living conditions were created for many.

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Andrea Perez
03/14/2012 21:29

http://libcom.org/files/imagecache/article/the-great-depression[1].jpg
this picture shows how many people wanted to get jobs but there werent many so they stood in long lines waiting.
http://t1.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcSnb3w6bpG8Fq_uTyX7mjOvwIvMwF_DsrVN14jJBDUcv87snNXy9w
this picture shows how people did not have jobs.
http://t2.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcSI9WcxxNNDV024AgzebHYTHrT4Bwoe7wTFdEDgc6-Ussd9dqNuJA
this picture shows how peopleeeeeeee had no money and such .

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me again
03/14/2012 21:31

for the grapes thing they are all S! :D

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Thomas Bryans
03/14/2012 21:31

http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_vc2y1LEY13s/TScn_eWsTOI/AAAAAAAAAAQ/xhz6RfQMZV8/s1600/black_tuesday_journal28.jpg

This is an old newspaper article with the headline "BLACK TUESDAY".; it's talking about the great depression.

http://img.kansasmemory.org/thumb500/00069285.jpg
This is the diary entry of a young girls journal. It talks about her work and her family.

http://www.brokeass-student.com/wp-content/uploads/2008/07/2_great_depression.jpg

This is a picture that says that men or working people during the Great Depression coulnd't get money or support a family.

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isabella Araujo
03/14/2012 21:37

http://libcom.org/files/the-great-depression%5B1%5D.jpg
This picture shows men lined up to get coffee and food because they were unemployed and didn't have money to support themselves or their families.
E, S

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=11iHXLSJzUw&feature=related
This is a video with pictures showing how rough life was at the time.
E, S, P

http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_zmmX7cJRCNw/TJbU3Hka01I/AAAAAAAAACs/hRmNRlieqmg/s320/Althea+given+my+dad+a+job.jpg

This picture shows how greatly the great depression effected everyone, even little boys who knew nothing about stock markets and such. The the depression hit, it not only destroyed the economy but it destroyed families. I find it heart breaking that such a young boy would have to protest for his dad too work. Seeing how much my parents stress and struggle in todays economy saddens me so I couldn't even imagine what these families went through during this time. This picture deals with the economy, politics, and social life.

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mariana
03/16/2012 21:00

I liked Isabella's post because it showed both the good and bad aspects of the 1920's: roaring twenties (prosperous time) as well as the Great Depression. However she also included how the hardships struck everyone in society, kids and adults. I like how she includes the young people in society of the time, and how they didn't understand stock markets, devaluation, and all the problems the U.S. was going through; but one thing they did understand is how their parents were struggling to make a living and to not end in poverty. I think including children in her blog touches people, and shows us how the 20's were so tough everyone could tell.

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kevin fahey
03/14/2012 21:47

http://www.google.com/imgres?q=great+depression+political+cartoons&hl=en&gbv=2&biw=1366&bih=651&tbm=isch&tbnid=lDq_mGHbmkfRPM:&imgrefurl=http://www.archelaus-cards.com/blog/2009/03/21/the-great-depression-in-cartoons-part-11-fdr/&docid=G7OwdPAn03qJmM&imgurl=http://www.archelaus-cards.com/blog/images/1934-04-a.gif&w=1000&h=1404&ei=qm9hT4f1KsqgiQKA1MmdBA&zoom=1&iact=rc&dur=346&sig=113134213682871590001&page=1&tbnh=133&tbnw=94&start=0&ndsp=23&ved=1t:429,r:4,s:0&tx=96&ty=77

This political cartoon of F.D.R depicted as a giant holding a bag of money walking over a field suggests a few about what he did during the greta depression. His optimism during this tough time for everyone in america lifted the spirts of his fellow americans to believe they will overcome their situation. Roosevelt passed many acts that helped to reopen bank, helped the unemployed,stop intense competiton between businesses, and so on. By doing this Roosevelt was able to save and redistribute millions which is depicted in the cartoon. Historical themes that are resembled by this cartoon are politics, economics, and society.

http://www.english.illinois.edu/maps/depression/about.htm

This website gives background information on how life was during the great depression and whoand wat was affected. The depression started with the stock market crash which caused stock prices to drop over the next few years. When stocks failed people tried to withdraw money from the bank that wasnt there, people became bankrupt and lost thier jobs. Themes that apppar in the website are politics, society, economics, art.

http://www.google.com/imgres?q=great+depression+political+cartoons&um=1&hl=en&gbv=2&biw=1366&bih=651&tbm=isch&tbnid=wfSlpaxtErLbjM:&imgrefurl=http://www.tpwd.state.tx.us/spdest/findadest/historic_sites/ccc/new_deal_texas_html/1.phtml&docid=ibnr1nkM21PBMM&imgurl=http://www.tpwd.state.tx.us/spdest/findadest/historic_sites/ccc/new_deal_texas_html/media/images/hope_cartoon_500x373.gif&w=373&h=500&ei=_3phT5_IB6KfiALzhsyVDQ&zoom=1&iact=hc&vpx=180&vpy=277&dur=253&hovh=260&hovw=194&tx=150&ty=209&sig=113134213682871590001&page=2&tbnh=157&tbnw=117&start=23&ndsp=27&ved=1t:429,r:19,s:23

Thid political cartoon has Roosevelt holding a deck of cards. I think the cartoon suggests that the deck resembles the U.S. By Roosevelt holding the deck this is suggesting that he has full control of the country's fate. The word "hope" at the top of the page is showing that americans had a great deal of faith in F.D.R to make the right decisions to help the country recover. Roosevelt did just that by creating the new deal hence the deck of cards. Themes that are revealed by this cartoon are politics,economics, and society.

From what i have seen from the cartoons and the website it was one of the most diffuclt times for the U.S. and it's people. If I were living during the great depression i would have had a very tough time re-adjusting from the great welath and properisty in the 20s to pretty much having nothing. An modern day event that relates to the great depression are the rise in taxes and job lay offs. The high taxes caused people to have less money and people getting laid off caused them to go bankrupt, lose their house, and also caused other problems to the economy and society.

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Jack Alldredge
03/16/2012 22:20

Ya kev good post good post. You found some good political cartoons that not alot of people used and your description of the cartoons are very well thought out. I actually didnt fully understand the political cartoons i chose so i couldn't extrapolate on the pictures as well as you did. You see to have a very good understanding of your political cartoons during the Great Depression

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Ashley Aucoin
03/14/2012 21:47

http://dailycapitalist.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/06/great-depression.jpg
This picture depicts the enormity of the situation, hence the “Great” Depression. I would have to say this goes with economy.
http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-bfwzjk7jSJw/TojmVrtEHlI/AAAAAAAACZM/8SWJ6JAWyiE/s1600/depression+Iowa.jpg
This family struggled through the Great Depression; worse for the bigger families. Makes it harder to support each member so would go with Social Structure.
http://blsciblogs.baruch.cuny.edu/his1005spring2011/files/2011/03/2_great_depression.jpg
This one says “Jobless Men Keep Going..”. Poster that almost all men could relate to at the time. Goes with social.

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michael beeson
03/14/2012 21:54

http://teachingamericanhistorymd.net/000001/000000/000041/html/t41.html This photo shows a man who has to sleep outside because of some financial reason.

http://apus-b.wikispaces.com/depression-political+cartoons
This political cartoon ( the first one) is just saying how people should have saved when the economy was good so that they would have money when the economy crashed.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f8k0jJdqKP0&feature=related
this video shows how hard these peoples lives were durring this time and how plain life was.

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Connor Morse
03/14/2012 21:57

http://m.theatlantic.com/past/docs/unbound/flashbks/budget/keynesf.htm
This article depicts the future of the economy after the depression. The  
them for this article is economics.

http://www.thegreatdepressionfacts.org/wp-content/uploads/2012/02/great-depression-facts.jpg
This picture depicts the public unrest during the era. Themes for this picture are economics and society. This picture is so interesting because it speaks to the culture that was normal during the great depression. The picture shows a young boy with a  sign asking why can you give my dad A job? I think this question was prevalent in many children's minds and its sad that it was.  The picture also includes many other children with what looks like picket signs.  Even though America was a world power it all came crashing down in 1929 with the stock market crash and with that you have all of the kids that are affected by it because their parents need jobs.

http://www.clubforgrowth.org/assets/files/smooth%20hawley%20ny%20times%2005%2005%2030.pdf
This article tells about how a large number of economists urged President hoover to veto the tariff bill. The theme for this article is economics.

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Maddy Williamson
03/14/2012 22:18

I chose all political cartoons because I find them more interesting due to the humor and fun little characters depicted in them.

1) http://www.bearishnews.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/06/business-slump1.jpg This is a political cartoon which shows a little boy standing in front of his father slumping in a couch and his mother standing by the father saying "Come away, Junior while daddy enjoys his business stump". This political cartoon (in my opinion) falls under social structures because the dad is too down and worried about his job to even notice his son. This is a great cartoon which shows the effects of home life during the great depression.

2)http://mcclungsworld.com/files/2011/09/fdr-his-baby-now-m0fpv4.gif This is a political cartoon with president Hoover handing over a baby to Roosevelt. The baby is surrounded by phrases such as...unemployment, bank problems, etc. This political cartoon falls under politics because it is representing the bad things that Hoover left Roosevelt to deal with after he joined office. Hoover kind of left the baby on the door step so to say.

3) http://newdeal.feri.org/court/toons/076.jpg. This political cartoon shows important people in the government as young boys in school. they are spilling things shooting things, and over all goofing around. This falls under politics also because it is showing how the people in the government are not taking things serious and letting things get out of control.
There are many symbols in this political cartoon such as the ink being spilt represents the "relief" being spilt, and even someone drawing a bad picture and the man depicted in the picture encouraging everything! I love this political cartoon because it is such a create thing to compare the government and school children because you are supposed to think that the government is so professional and adults when really they were acting like children and not doing anything to help the great depression. The artist did a great job of fitting in so many different symbols that you could analyze this cartoon until the cows come home.

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Mollie Privett
03/15/2012 21:42

http://newdeal.feri.org/court/toons/076.jpg

Maddy, I loved the political cartoon that you found! (Number 3). It was one of the political cartoons that really caught my attention. I loved how it depicted the government after the Great Depression. It shined a new light on what is really going on behind the scenes... the cartoon shows that the government at the time was not calm and collected. The picture showed that active government workers were flustered from all of the post-war problems that were present (economy, unemployment, disillusionment). The way that the cartoon compares the government to a classroom full of children was really clever and quite comical. Like Maddy said, the symbols were clearly evident and strongly represented figures. The ink bottle that is spilling "relief" also caught my attention. I really enjoyed this political cartoon because it was easy to understand and it provided a new way to see how the government was really holding up.

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Ashley Engelman
03/14/2012 22:26

http://0.tqn.com/d/history1900s/1/0/k/gd10.gif

This picture shows a farm that must be sold because the owners are moving away due to the economic crisis. This relates to Social because it shows how hard life became for people.

http://history1900s.about.com/library/photos/blygd40.htm

This picture shows a family outside of their tent. This relates to Economic because it shows how horrible the economy was.

http://history1900s.about.com/library/photos/blygd6.htm

This picture depicts a homeless family walking along a road. This relates to Social because it shows the people behind the statistics.

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Emily Arnold
03/15/2012 09:23

I cannot imagine having to leave my home because we couldn't pay for it anymore. I cannot even begin to understand how these farmers were feeling. Life must have been so hard during this time period. People had to leave homes that they had worked hard to bulid and maybe had come to love. It just breaks my heart that people had to do this back during the GD.

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Laura Williams
03/14/2012 22:28

http://www.thegreatdepressionfacts.org/wp-content/uploads/2012/02/great-depression-facts.jpg

This picture shows how people didn't have jobs and therefore, no money and it was very sad. Families were without hope such as the one of the little boy in the picture.

http://www.jamesgoulding.com/Winter%20is%20Coming/Pre-Pages%20and%20After%20Pages/Book%20Cover%20WIC/Cover%20Photos/%20Headline%201929%20Full%20Newspaper%20page.jpg

This is a newspaper from the late 1920s that depicts how the nation was in a panic and it was just one trouble after another.

http://splendidmarbles.com/wp-content/gallery/finance/financial_iv.png

This is a political cartoon showing how the global banking system was in trouble. There is a foreclosure sign in the background which just goes to show that people were losing their houses and possessions and things were rough. The global banking system is laying on what looks like a hospital bed. The bags above his bed that appear to be "keeping him alive" are things like the federal reserve and the european central bank. Also the future economic growth is up there in a bag which leads me to believe that hope for the future economic growth is what kept some people going during the really hard times of the Great Depression.

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Laura Williams
03/14/2012 22:29

Oh and all three of my things relate to the economic part of GRAPES because they all have to do with the lack of money in the Great Depression.

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Chuckie Eaton
03/14/2012 22:33

http://www.google.com/imgres?q=find+a+picture+that+depicts+city+or+rural+life+during+the+depression&start=198&um=1&hl=en&biw=1280&bih=709&tbm=isch&tbnid=jgLtAwkwH1Z0ZM:&imgrefurl=http://www.ibtimes.com/articles/148072/20110518/rare-color-photos-depression-era.htm&docid=hN3YEaahck-JIM&imgurl=http://img.ibtimes.com/www/data/images/full/2011/05/18/100238-rare-depression-era-photos-in-color.jpg&w=950&h=668&ei=GYlhT4z-EePZiQLxkemwCA&zoom=1&iact=rc&dur=393&sig=112857968027243743903&page=11&tbnh=162&tbnw=228&ndsp=20&ved=1t:429,r:6,s:198&tx=93&ty=142
http://www.google.com/imgres?q=political+cartoon+that+discusses+how+the+government+dealt+with+the+Stock+Market+Crash+or+Great+Depression&um=1&hl=en&biw=1280&bih=709&tbm=isch&tbnid=bxdUlW0F87akMM:&imgrefurl=http://www.mc.cc.md.us/Departments/hpolscrv/pinedoc.html&docid=LaTTiWwI-ExraM&imgurl=http://www.mc.cc.md.us/Departments/hpolscrv/pinedoc3.jpg&w=595&h=537&ei=z4lhT9HRO8SWiQL8uMnrBA&zoom=1&iact=rc&dur=344&sig=112857968027243743903&page=4&tbnh=152&tbnw=170&start=60&ndsp=22&ved=1t:429,r:13,s:60&tx=150&ty=90
http://www.ou.edu/special/albertctr/archives/gdweb.htm
http://www.google.com/imgres?imgurl=http://robinurton.com/history/20th%2520c/Harlem/ChainGang.jpg&imgrefurl=http://robinurton.com/history/Harlem.htm&h=360&w=305&sz=54&tbnid=OlTAhwmRlltkGM:&tbnh=90&tbnw=76&prev=/search%3Fq%3Dharlem%2Brenaissance%2Bartist%26tbm%3Disch%26tbo%3Du&zoom=1&q=harlem+renaissance+artist&docid=nzDhKJC8svNdVM&sa=X&ei=4IphT5GxFoyNigKlwsTNBA&ved=0CDwQ9QEwAA&dur=356
Ok so I think I did this right Mrs. Moore. Well all of my links are about the 1920s era and stuff like that. There is briefly describing all of them then. Now I have to reflect on one. I will do it on the first one because the guy looks like a boss and it’s a restored depression era photo in color. I think that’s a pretty good refection what about you?

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Jack Foley
03/14/2012 22:58

http://topics.nytimes.com/top/reference/timestopics/subjects/g/great_depression_1930s/index.html
the great depresion was a hard time in America obviously. there was extreme economic hardships and people were dissinlousend about the stock market crash virtually instantly it went to wealthy America to poor America although the Govemant may have had a hand in it theyt should stay out of business and only assist peoples that truely need to be taken care of

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Carson Cavner
03/15/2012 13:03

I agree with Jack that govnerment needs to stay our of buisness, because no matter what people say, government can and will never be nearly as efficent as buisnesses

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Jack Alldredge
03/14/2012 23:05

http://www.bearishnews.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/11/roosevelt-cartoon.jpg
These are various administrations referred to as "the alphabet soup agencies" dancing around FDR representing shoveling around money during the great depression (politics) (economics)

http://www.bearishnews.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/11/new-deal-cartoon1.jpg

-Showing congresses "solution" to the Great Depression, which was to spend spend spend. Also pokes fun about the Reds in Russia. (politics) (economics)

http://www.bearishnews.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/11/1929-cartoon.jpg

-Government allowed for the wealthy have their needs met while lower class suffered. (economics) (politics)

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Patrick Powell
03/15/2012 20:04

I agree with jack because I used the same pictures. I think most people used these pictures. I thought that they were really funny. I think that is why everyone used them because they are entertaining and not boring like an article.

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Jack Alldredge
03/17/2012 08:02

Im reflecting upon my first link i posted where the various administrations that F. Roosevelt created during the great depression are dancing around him. The artist depicts the administrations as children joyfully dancing and FDR watching over them. What I think this represents is the little power the administrations actually withheld. I think this is the case because of the childish looks on all of their faces sort of representing that they are not serious and effective. This is sad because people of all classes are experiencing the Great Depression and although they are trying, the government is being very ineffective at resolving any issues.

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colton cavner
03/15/2012 12:12

http://www.google.com/imgres?q=the+great+depression&um=1&hl=en&safe=active&sa=N&biw=1024&bih=403&gbv=2&tbm=isch&tbnid=DEEVrickIYoeQM:&imgrefurl=http://www.thegreatdepressionfacts.org/&docid=6yASI9l1mTy4SM&imgurl=http://www.thegreatdepressionfacts.org/wp-content/uploads/2012/02/great-depression-facts.jpg&w=300&h=247&ei=mEhiT8U08MqJAqi6qe8I&zoom=1&iact=hc&vpx=550&vpy=71&dur=2037&hovh=197&hovw=240&tx=167&ty=178&sig=106867151346457998116&page=1&tbnh=91&tbnw=110&start=0&ndsp=14&ved=1t:429,r:11,s:0&surl=1


http://www.google.com/imgres?q=the+great+depression&um=1&hl=en&safe=active&sa=N&biw=1024&bih=403&gbv=2&tbm=isch&tbnid=Cnh9b7Kg_UU58M:&imgrefurl=http://www.frumforum.com/stiglitz-rewrites-the-great-depression&docid=3VYxMlvY3J5qIM&imgurl=http://www.frumforum.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/01/great_depression-2.jpg&w=432&h=323&ei=mEhiT8U08MqJAqi6qe8I&zoom=1&iact=hc&vpx=79&vpy=2&dur=94&hovh=194&hovw=260&tx=127&ty=58&sig=106867151346457998116&page=2&tbnh=107&tbnw=142&start=14&ndsp=18&ved=1t:429,r:6,s:14&surl=1


http://www.google.com/imgres?q=the+great+depression&start=124&um=1&hl=en&safe=active&sa=N&biw=1024&bih=403&gbv=2&tbm=isch&tbnid=jrLrpkXrqW6IkM:&imgrefurl=http://www.loansandcredit.com/is-the-current-economic-meltdown-comparable-to-the-great-depression_2010-03-23/&docid=PtzweogUexM8oM&imgurl=http://www.loansandcredit.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/03/depression-newspaper2.jpg&w=594&h=416&ei=WUtiT8_uJ8PWiAKf6qHFCA&zoom=1&iact=rc&dur=141&sig=106867151346457998116&page=8&tbnh=100&tbnw=143&ndsp=19&ved=1t:429,r:5,s:124&tx=72&ty=49&surl=1

the first picture is of some kids holding signs that say why cant you give my dad a job and another one says something about starving. the second picture is a sign at the chamber of commerce saying jobless men keep going we cant take care of our own. the third and last one is a brooklyn news paper that says on the top Wall Street in panic as stocks crash. i think that all of these pictures have the economics thing of grapes and that is the only one i can think of.

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Jordan Kelley
03/15/2012 13:20

http://www.google.com/imgres?q=Great+Depression&um=1&hl=en&biw=1366&bih=667&tbm=isch&tbnid=DEEVrickIYoeQM:&imgrefurl=http://www.thegreatdepressionfacts.org/&docid=6yASI9l1mTy4SM&imgurl=http://www.thegreatdepressionfacts.org/wp-content/uploads/2012/02/great-depression-facts.jpg&w=300&h=247&ei=eWRhT8mBCuLXiQK4roTqBA&zoom=1&iact=hc&vpx=1003&vpy=281&dur=531&hovh=197&hovw=240&tx=156&ty=92&sig=104436438523154763762&page=1&tbnh=134&tbnw=162&start=0&ndsp=21&ved=1t:429,r:12,s:0
GREAT DEPRESSION. This cartoon describes children wanting a job to help support their family and be able to to make somewhat of a living for their family.

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nick beall
03/15/2012 17:25

I like what Lyle put because she chose the same picture I did. This picture made me feel bad for the families during the great depression too. I agree with her because she says that she would have gone protesting herself instead of her children. This is true as making your children protest won’t really help. What would help was showing what you could do, to get a job.

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Bailey Stueve
03/15/2012 18:12

http://www.history.com/topics/great-depression/photos
My favorite photo is the first 1 out of the 10 there. Just like during the Great Depression there are still soup-kitchens and places that help out the poor. It's not as bad as it used to be, but it still affects some-what of the society. A&A, SS, E

http://www.history.com/topics/great-depression/photos#new-deal-programs

My favorite is the second one with the painting of the bridges. The WPA used alot of the money that was collected at the begining of the GD and this is like waht most of the organizations were doing.
A&A, E

LIke a couple other students i liked the photo with the boy holding up a sign asking to give his father a job. In tough times most of the society want to be apart of the problems. SS

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Connor McGrath
03/16/2012 11:39

In response to Colton:

I think your three primary source documents really captured the essense of the Great depression. The pictures were really sad and showed the hardships people went through. It was a really sad and desperate time. I agree that economics had to do with every one of them.

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michael beeson
03/16/2012 21:13

@ Erin Fitzgerald I loved your picture of the people waiting in line for the free food. I loved it because of the face that it was 100% reality. People that were suffering in the Great Depression were horribly financially crippled when the economy crashed and a lot of the time they were out of there jobs and there houses. Because of this they had to go to places that handed out free food.

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Fred Schlichtholz
03/17/2012 08:34

http://www.thegreatdepressionfacts.org/wp-content/uploads/2012/02/great-depression-facts.jpg
in respones to lauren williams picture ^

this is a good picture to me. it shows how much it affected society and the people. this also shows how the stuggles were hard for the familys.in the back poster it says some thing something something then they dont starve why do we have to or something like that and its just a good thing to think about. also it shows how the government didnt really help out society much especially the familys.

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Jose Antonio Partida
03/18/2012 17:36

http://www.profi-forex.us/news/entry4000000221.html
I have chosen the first picture in this resume of the Great depression.
I think this is a really impressive picture of that time, that reflects the problems in the nation. Children with signs, protesting for their parents jobs: Even children knew the problems that their parents were having by this time. And for the children to know something is wrong, there must be a great change in their lives.

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ryan zeller
03/24/2012 15:10

you choose a great picture. your picture really explains the great depression and how harsh it really was.

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ryan zeller
03/24/2012 15:09

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Great_Depression
http://www.dirbull.com/articles/the-great-depression--causes-and-effects-38.htm
http://predaking.hubpages.com/hub/Effects-of-the-Great-Depression

the great depression took a huge toll on families. it made many families learn how to work together and even broke some up. To have a family back in these times must have been very scary not knowing if your going to eat tomorrow or not. it was a horrible time that i hope never happens again.

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Zach Carlson
05/02/2012 13:44

http://www.archelaus-cards.com/blog/images/1934-05-a.gif
I like this one because it shows FDR as this big huge man whos coming to save the day
http://lincolnparkhs.org/ourpages/users/koehler/grannygp.gif
This one i found to be funny because tis of this kid Whose asking his grandma if she wants to see the second great depression and she just says i've already see the original it just shows how history repeats its self.
http://www.nisk.k12.ny.us/fdr/1933/33012501.GIF
I like this one the best because its showing how FDR is trying out all these new things and he is basically making a new chemical while in fact hes just adding a bunch of cabinet members to try and help fix the economy and all of mine relate to the government and economy.

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JT Strabala
05/05/2012 07:58

http://www.u-s-history.com/pages/h1569.html
This Is an article about social issues from 1929 to 1942, about how people were forced to live in cramped spaces and have the whole family work, just to make ends meet.



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j.strabala@yahoo.com
05/05/2012 08:04

http://newdeal.feri.org/eleanor/er2a.htm
This article is about the lives of children 1-3 in the Great depression and how they had terrible lives, of starvation and after that age they were usually homeless because their families couldn't support them, so they had to live on the streets and fend for themselves.

http://www.digitalhistory.uh.edu/learning_history/children_depression/depression_children_menu.cfm
This article goes into a deeper discussion about the true effects that the great depression had on the children and what kind of conditions that they had to live in and had to work in

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Katie pletcher
05/24/2012 17:32

http://www.ushistory.org/us/48e.asp 
This history article states many things people turned to during the great depression. For example, drinking, prostitution, and run away marriages.

http://www.google.com/search?tbm=isch&source=mog&hl=en&gl=us&client=safari&tab=wi&q=great%20depression%20effects%20on%20farmers&sa=N&biw=320&bih=356#i=6
This photo shows a dust storm coming over a little city. The dust bowl destroyed many crops which made food scarce during the great depressing. Also many farmers put their money into stocks and when the stock market crashed many farmers couldn't keep their farms.

http://www.google.com/search?tbm=isch&source=mog&hl=en&gl=us&client=safari&tab=wi&q=great%20depression%20effects%20on%20african%20americans&sa=N&biw=320&bih=356#i=43
In this photo you see many African Americans homeless, sleeping in like some park. During the great depression people still didn't like African Americans a discriminated them. They found few jobs, and could barely support themselves.

The first article reflects somewhat to today, many people are turning to these things, maybe not for all the same reasons the people of the depression did but we are getting to the point of hardship with the US'S economy. Lots of people have turned to much of the same things they did during the depression

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Heidi Garbers
05/31/2012 23:35

http://www.english.illinois.edu/maps/depression/depression.htm I find this picture to be kindof deressing because its to men walking with their things while they are are walking by a train that says "next time take the train relax" when they obviously cant afford the relaxing train ride. i think this picture has to do with economy in grapes since it has to do with money.
http://topics.nytimes.com/top/reference/timestopics/subjects/g/great_depression_1930s/index.html this photo actual got to me because people are going through this now as well with standing in line for probably a jo0b that onlyy needs one person and their all trying to get it. this photo would have to do with economy as well and government.
http://www.frumforum.com/stiglitz-rewrites-the-great-depression/ this is probably one of the most sad photos ive seen from the great depression since it shows these men just walking by andthey are walking by a sign that says "jobless men keep walking we can't take carae of our own" that must have been terrible for the owners to put up. and this photo also has to do with economy.

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