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Photographs tell a story. A popular song in the 1930’s. In those days, prices were so low that if you were lucky enough to have a dime, you could actually buy something with it. Prices during 1932-1934 Sirloin steak (per lb) $0.29 Chicken (per lb) .22 - PowerPoint PPT Presentation

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Brother Can You Spare a Dime?• A popular song in the 1930’s.

In those days, prices were so low that if you were lucky enough to have a dime, you could actually buy something with it.

• Prices during 1932-1934• Sirloin steak (per lb) $0.29• Chicken (per lb) .22• Bread (20 oz loaf) .05• Potatoes (per lb) .02• Bananas (per lb) .07• Milk (per quart) .10• Cheese (per lb) .29• Tomatoes (16oz can) .09• Cornflakes (8oz) .08

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What did you see?

Unemployment

Despair

Sadness

Poverty

Hopelessness

shock

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The Great Depression• Erosion• Unemployment• Dust bowl• Bank• Drought• Okies• Stock market• Hoovervilles• immigrants

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Dust Bowl

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unemployment

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Hoovervilles

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Okies

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Stock Market

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Immigrants

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Erosion

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Causes of the Depression

• Boom to Bust• Farm Failures• Bank Failures• Lower Wages• Stock Market Boom• Stock Market Crash