America's Dark Days Essay

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America weeps in tears as she witnesses the destruction that is unfolding across the nation. In 1933 four thousand banks alone are shut down because of their financial dept. As people suffer from poverty president hoover sits back and does nothing to try to help the nation. Black Tuesday in 1929 cause thousands of people end up homeless because they can not keep up with their bills and taxes. Jim J. Braddock and his family is one of many struggling families to keep basic needs for the family and will do anything to pay for the family expenses. The great depression creates turmoil in america and makes work impossible to get.
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When this happened the family would have a hard time trying to keep up with the most essential things needed like electricity and milk. Also because of the lack of pay jim got when he worked, the family had to ration on everything they had like food. Thousands of families wondered when they would hear back from their husbands or fathers because they ended up going out of the area to find work. Then the work people could not earn enough money for their families to use. And there were a lot of families who could not eat until they were full because the shortage of money.
Jim portrayed a father and husband who felt like a coward to his family because he could not give them the things they needed sometimes. The farmers in Le Mars, Iowa went to extremes and drug a judge out of court and brutally beaten the judge because the courts were foreclosing farmers’ homes. Mae was a realistic person when she tried to send the kids off to her sisters because she wanted what was best for them. Many places like The Works Progress Administration or Civilian Conservation Corps gave working jobs to men and teenage boys so their salary would be sent to the family. Jim also developed a daring side because he was willing to fight max Baer knowing the outcome could be fatal. One of the many strikes that went on were the farmers strikes, which had people sending loaded trucks filled with products back where the truck came from because of different farmers creating barricades on the roads.
First america’s people in 2014 and in 1934 still have economical problems. Today a lot of people seem to be getting laid off because of corporations not having enough money to pay their workers. Second there is still poverty that exists in the US today like it did in 1934. The poverty level today still is a huge factor in many things and still needs to improve by getting people the basic needs to stay off the...

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