Trying to get a job during the
1930’s could prove troublesome,
or impossible. So how did they
manage to survive?
Anyone can tell you that the
1930’s were no picnic. Unemployment
was up to 600% in 1933 from 1928,
leaving 12.8 million people without jobs.
4,004 banks were suspended in 1933 due
to “financial difficulties.” The value if
U.S. exports was down $2.5 billion from
1928. And to top it all off, the whole
Great Plains was shut down due to dust
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fortify, allowing the American
employees to bargin collectively and join
unions. However, later more strikers
organized with their families, and the
cops formed a line in front of the strikers
and opened fire with everything they got
killing 10 and wounding over 100.
But America did survive. Many
died and some lost everything, but
Roosevelt’s New Deal Provided jobs and
money enough to stop the down fall and
increase production, employment, and the
standard of living.