Directions: During this time in history, the United States was hit with a one-two punch. Droughts had left much of the food-producing Midwest in dust and dirt, and the stock market crash in 1929 left millions of people destitute and looking for work. Review this week’s reading and exercises and then respond to the following questions:
- Provide a brief discussion on the events that led to the stock market crash in 1929.
- Why were many farmers forced from their homes?
- Explain what a “Hooverville” was, why it had that name, and why they had become so prevalent.