Essay about The Great Depression in the United States

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The era of the 1930's through the 1940's is one of the darkest periods in America’s history. It was a time of despair for all Americans. This dreadful time was caused by various reasons and hit America when it was least expected. It also had many effects which left an impact on America still up to this day. At that time, there was no abundance of anything: no jobs, no food, and certainly no abundance of money. However, there was surely an abundance of sadness. America had no hope since the money was a thin, green line, and there was no food or clean water to drink. The monstrosity began on the year of 1930 and lasted up to the year of 1940 or in some places even more. The Great Depression and the Dust Bowl were one of the most famous events in America's history caused during this time. This period of time impacted the economy, unemployment rate, other foreign countries, and the many lives of the people.
The Dust Bowl was part of the reason why the 30's were so devastating. The Dust Bowl was a horrific event for the people at the time. It was also known as the “Dirty Thirties”. The Dust Bowl got its name from a report written by reporter Robert Geiger on April 15, 1935, after one of the worst dust storms that took place. The Dust Bowl lasted about a decade starting in 1931. In some places it carried on until the early 1940’s for areas such as: southwest Kansas, southern Colorado, part of Oklahoma, and Texas. The damage it had created was unexplainable. It destroyed…