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Life During the Great Depression


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business cycle
Recurring fluctuations in economic activity consisting of recession and recovery and growth and decline
GDP
the market vale of all of the final goods and services produced annually within a nation
Recession
Slowdown in the economy
Recovery
Bring back faith in the banks and economy
prosperity
To be successful and make enough money to have a good life.
administration
the term of office for a president
bread lines
Provided food for unemployed and the homeless during the Great Depression
Depression
a long-term economic state characterized by unemployment and low prices and low levels of trade and investment
Dust Bowl
a severe drought that struck the region. Heavy windstorms descended, transporting the dust in dense black clouds. These "black blizzards" were so dark that livestock were sometimes fooled into thinking that night had fallen.…
black blizzards
The huge dust storms on the Great Plains during the Dust Bowl.
John Steinbeck
U.S. author of The Grapes of Wrath
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