Life in america during the great depression

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‘What it was like to be poor, unemployed and homeless in 1930s USA.’ For an American to go without food for more than a day to us seems unimaginable. The country that so many see as the world leader today, has not always been as strong though. Less than 70 years ago many poor, homeless and unemployed Americans were starving to death. What they went through could be compared to some of the less well off …

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…all just rubber duckies in the heaving sea of uncertainty. They were left to drift at the discretion of those few who held the power. This whole period widened the gap between rich and the poor. The rich got rich off the poor and the poor could do nothing about it. This whole era in America’s history can be summed up by the phrase many heard and said: “Brother can you spare a dime?"