Great Depression1

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Cut wages, growing unemployment, poverty, and suffering were unforgettable experiences during the Great Depression of the thirties. Many people learned to face these hard times with the help of famous sports figures. They gave hope and to many people pride in what they stood for to them. One of these great sports figures who helped Americans was boxer Joe Louis. In 1936 he fought the world champion Max Schmeling and had his first lose. Max Schmeling …

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…sports. It made women proud and gave them someone to look up to. In conclusion the thirties were hard times but thanks to many great sport figures like Joe Louis, Jesse Owens, and Babe Didrikson Zaharias life had some moments of great pride and joy. People were allowed to feel good about themselves whether they were black, white, or woman. They gave us recognition as a united group, Americans who were notice around the world.