The Tribulations of the Great DepressionWritten by Andrew RamirezThe Great Depression was known to be one of the darkest times in American history. By the start of it on October 29,1929. After the stock market crash had taken place leaving four-million Americans jobless in 1930, and six-million by 1931. This period of time left the majority of people either homeless or barely making it leading to rebellious and defiant acts such as, “Hoovervilles.” With the American people looking towards their leader they would find no sufficient answer from the former president Herbert Hoover.Hoovervilles of the Great Depression”We have hit bottom and are on the upswing.” Sec. of Labor James Davis,September 1930.This cartoon represents the failure of the banks and how they robbed citizens of their hard earned money due to the fact4 that there was no insurance policy on the money that they had in the bank. Leaving a man who may have had thousands of dollars on the street with absolutely nothing.Q: Does the government help during the great depression?A: No the said they have no need to intervene due to the laissez affair. Q: When did the stock market crash occur?A: The stock market crash occurred October 29,1929.10 Facts about the Great DepressionThe people who lost their homes usually lived in, “Hoovervilles” or “shanty towns.”Herbert Hoover was the Republican president when the Great Depression began.Al Capone opened soup kitchens when the Great Depression began. During the week that caused the Great Depression, The stock market lost $30 billion an equivalent to, $377,587,032,770.41 today.As Reported a sheep farmer Though he wouldn’t be able to profit money off of his sheep and instead of watching 3,000 sheep die of starvation he, “cut their throats and threw them in a canyon.”16. Scholars concur on the estimation of about 50% of children during the Great Depression didn’t have sufficient medical care, food or shelter.7. African Americans were the first people to get laid off.8. Around 60-80 million people went to watch movies every week during the Great Depression.9. The empire state building and Golden gate bridge were completed during the Great Depression.10. When the Great Depression started Mexican-Americans were under the acquisition of limiting the jobs to “real Americans.”Movies During the Great Depression.One way people were able to endure the great depression was through movies. Movies often brought strangers together and allowed the suffering to momentarily pause as they were able to use a fantasy as a way to escape their daily lives. During the Depression blockbusters like King Kongand the Wizard of Oz was released leaving Hollywood hardly feeling the effects of the Great Depression.Chicago gangster to American HeroAl Capone known to be a Chicago bootlegger took charge when the Great Depression hit. Trying to make a difference the notorious gangster Al Capone opened one of the first soup kitchens feeding the jobless and homeless men women and children around the community up to 3 times a day. At the time the Chicago Tribune even wrote, “120 000 meals are served by Capone Free Soup Kitchen.” Leaving a good name for himself to his community. Al Capone really stepped up and took charge when his community needed him.”In other periods of depression, it has always been possible to see some things which were solid and upon which you could base hope… but as I look around about, I now see nothing to give ground to hope.” Former President Coolidge.