Essay on The Effects of Peter Seeger Songs

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Peter Seeger, also known as Pete Seeger, - an individual, who was a musician, an author, and an activist, has helped change history by writing and singing songs, participating in anti-war marches, and fighting for the nation in battle. Pete wrote and sang folk songs that related to everyday life stories. His childhood was very cold and kept him very lonely. He later dropped out of Harvard and wanted to be an observer for all public affairs. He supported himself by painting farmhouses, playing his banjo, becoming a porter and singing folk songs in a bar. The 1930s through the 1970s, was a period of economic struggle, government reform, warfare and environmental reform. Seeger’s folk songs encouraged and involved the people of the United …show more content…
Peter Seeger, also known as Pete Seeger, - an individual, who was a musician, an author, and an activist, has helped change history by writing and singing songs, participating in anti-war marches, and fighting for the nation in battle. Pete wrote and sang folk songs that related to everyday life stories. His childhood was very cold and kept him very lonely. He later dropped out of Harvard and wanted to be an observer for all public affairs. He supported himself by painting farmhouses, playing his banjo, becoming a porter and singing folk songs in a bar. The 1930s through the 1970s, was a period of economic struggle, government reform, warfare and environmental reform. Seeger’s folk songs encouraged and involved the people of the United States during the labor movement, civil war, Vietnam War, and environmental changes.
In the 1930s, the economy was in turmoil due to the stock market crash in 1929. The United States unemployment rate was at its high of twenty-five percent between 1932 and 1933. It was very hard for Pete to find a job.1 More than ten million citizens were out of work. In verse after verse, ”Talking Union” described how to start a union: pass out leaflets, call meetings, resist the attempts of the boss to derail those efforts, for “he’s a bastard-unfair-slave driver-Bet he beats his own wife.”2 March of 1933, Franklin D. Roosevelt took power and he pledged to save the economy from danger using a plan called the New Deal. The New Deal was a plan to boost the