Flashcards in Ch. 22.2 Deck (24):
Who lived on her parents North Dakota farm when the stock market crash in 1929 and the Great Depression hit?
Ann Marie Low
What were little towns consisting of shacks called?
What offered free or low-cost food?
What were lines of people waiting to receive food provided by charitable organizations or public agencies called?
Who's unemployment rates were higher and we're the lowest paid?
African-Americans and Latinos
How many African-Americans died by lynching 1933?
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
What was one advantage of living in rural areas over city life?
Farmers could grow food for their family
Between 1929-1930 to about how farms were lost in foreclosure?
What is the process by which mortgage holders take back property if it owners have not made payments?
What is the drought that began in early 1930s that wreaked havoc on the Great Plains called?
The Dust Bowl
What was the negatively used word for migrants that went to California to escape the Dust Bowl?
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
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?
What were cash payments or food provided by the government to the poor?
During the 1930s a dramatic rising malnutrition and diet related diseases in children were present such as what?
By 1933 how many schools across the nation had shut down?
(300,000 children were out of school)
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?
What were people called who were eager to tour America for free?
What were armed freight yard patrolmen called?
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
Between 1928 in 1932 how much did the suicide rate rise?
What is a mark or indication of disgrace?