Summary Of ' Depression ' You Say? Check Those Safety Nets '

1930 Words May 21st, 2016 8 Pages
Andrea Jacqueline Delmar
Dr. Angelica Palacios
Mexican-American History
24 May 2016 According to Charles Duhigg, author of ‘’Depression, You Say? Check Those Safety Nets" in the 1930 's one of the longest, deepest and most widespread events in history occurred. Duhigg explains how the stock market crashing led to a significant decline in economic activity and bigger interest rates. This wiped out millions of investors. Consumer spending dropped and investments too. Steep declines in industrial output led to rising levels of unemployment. This event affected many families, but in this case we are going to focus on one family in particular. The Chavez’ family. After being kicked out from their farm located in Yuma,
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In the future he would advocate education for social improvement. His father being injured in a car accident led to Cesar having to work alongside with his brother and sister because Cesar didn’t want his mother to work because his father’s work was very difficult. He did so by working in the fields. By 1946 he joined the US Navy and two years later got married to Helen Fabela, whom he had 8 children with and she dedicated her time to teaching farm workers to read and write for the chance to become a US citizen. Cesar also organized the farm workers to teach them about their rights and help them to vote. He helped 2,000 workers to vote in two months. By 1952, Chavez became the organizer for Community Service Organization and consequently the coordinator for voter registration and fought racial and economic discrimination. He and his family moved to Delano, California when he saw that the Organization didn 't want to seriously commit to the farm worker’s organization. There he met Dolores Huerta who he would team up with to be founders of the National Farm Workers Association. One of the biggest turning points mentioned by Miriam Pawel, author of ' 'The Union of Their Dreams: Power, Hope, and Struggle in Cesar Chavez 's Farm Worker Movement ' ' for Chavez occurred on September 8, 1965, where he was

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