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1

Who lived on her parents North Dakota farm when the stock market crash in 1929 and the Great Depression hit?

Ann Marie Low

2

What were little towns consisting of shacks called?

Shantytowns

3

What offered free or low-cost food?

Soup kitchens

4

What were lines of people waiting to receive food provided by charitable organizations or public agencies called?

Bread lines

5

Who's unemployment rates were higher and we're the lowest paid?

African-Americans and Latinos

6

How many African-Americans died by lynching 1933?

24

7

Where were Mexicans and Mexican Americans mainly targets at? What did whites demand be done with them?

Those living in the Southwest
Latinos be deported or expelled from the country

8

What was one advantage of living in rural areas over city life?

Farmers could grow food for their family

9

Between 1929-1930 to about how farms were lost in foreclosure?

400,000

10

What is the process by which mortgage holders take back property if it owners have not made payments?

Foreclosure

11

What is the drought that began in early 1930s that wreaked havoc on the Great Plains called?

The Dust Bowl

12

What was the negatively used word for migrants that went to California to escape the Dust Bowl?

Okies

13

When money was tight families entertain themselves by staying at home and doing what?

Playing board games such as Monopoly, invented in 1933, and listening to the radio

14

What do we call people who wander the country, hitching rides on railroad boxcars and sleeping under bridges, as many as 300,000 of them Great Depression?

Hoboes

15

What were cash payments or food provided by the government to the poor?

Direct relief

16

During the 1930s a dramatic rising malnutrition and diet related diseases in children were present such as what?

Rickets

17

By 1933 how many schools across the nation had shut down?

2600
(300,000 children were out of school)

18

What were teenage boys & girls that hop aboard America's freight trains to zigzag the country in search of work, adventure, and an escape from poverty called?

Wild boys

19

What were people called who were eager to tour America for free?

Hoover tourists

20

What were armed freight yard patrolmen called?

Bulls

21

From 1929 to 1939 how many trespassers were killed and injured on railroad property?

24,647 trespassers were killed and 27,171 injured on railroad property

22

Between 1928 in 1932 how much did the suicide rate rise?

30%

23

What is a mark or indication of disgrace?

Stigma

24

Who was the president that struggled with the Great Depression?

Hoover