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About the Great Depression

About the Great Depression
About the Great Depression The Great Depression was an economic slump in North America, Europe, and other industrialized areas of the world that began in 1929 and lasted until about 1939. It was the longest and most severe depression ever experienced by the industrialized Western world. Though the U.S. economy had gone into depression six months earlier, the Great Depression may be said to have begun with a catastrophic collapse of stock-market prices on the New York Stock Exchange in October 1929. During the next three years stock prices in the United States continued to fall, until by late 1932 they had dropped to only about 20 percent of their value in 1929. The Great Depression began in the United States but quickly turned into a worldwide economic slump owing to the special and intimate relationships that had been forged between the United States and European economies after World War I. The Great Depression had important consequences in the political sphere. Source Related:  Context

Poetic Techniques revision Monroeville Alabama, To Catch a Mockingbird "Top secret," Mr. X whispered to me toward the end of my stay in Monroeville, Alabama. "Nelle is in town." By then, though, I was in on the secret. Three other people had also mentioned Nelle sightings that day. Monroeville, where Harper Lee grew up and where Truman Capote, her childhood friend, spent summers, is the self-proclaimed literary capital of Alabama. OK, Mr. "I don't mean to sound like the Chamber of Commerce, but we have a good strip of farmland, cattle, and timber." For sure, there's a lot of timber. But timber, cotton, and churches do not draw 30,000 visitors a year. High season for Monroeville is May, when the Monroe County Heritage Museums puts on a stage version of Mockingbird. The homegrown cast stars, among others, a forester, the owner of an air-conditioning company, a firefighter, several teachers, and a few lawyers thrown in for good measure. Charles McCorvey, a county commissioner, plays Tom Robinson, the falsely accused black man. The cast volunteers their time.

To Kill a Mockingbird: Important Quotations Explained Maycomb was an old town, but it was a tired old town when I first knew it. In rainy weather the streets turned to red slop . . . [s]omehow it was hotter then . . . bony mules hitched to Hoover carts flicked flies in the sweltering shade of the live oaks on the square. Men’s stiff collars wilted by nine in the morning. Ladies bathed before noon, after their three-o’clock naps, and by nightfall were like soft teacakes with frostings of sweat and sweet talcum. . . . This quotation, from Chapter 1, is Scout’s introductory description of Maycomb. “We have nothing to fear but fear itself” is the most famous line from Franklin Delano Roosevelt’s first inaugural speech, made after the 1932 presidential election. You never really understand a person until you consider things from his point of view . . . until you climb into his skin and walk around in it. “Remember it’s a sin to kill a mockingbird.” A boy trudged down the sidewalk dragging a fishing pole behind him.

Great Depression - A Short History of the Great Depression Historical Importance of the Great Depression: The Great Depression, an immense tragedy that placed millions of Americans out of work, was the beginning of government involvement in the economy and in society as a whole. Dates: 1929 -- early 1940s Overview of the Great Depression: The Stock Market Crash After nearly a decade of optimism and prosperity, the United States was thrown into despair on Black Tuesday, October 29, 1929, the day the stock market crashed and the official beginning of the Great Depression. And yet, the Stock Market Crash was just the beginning. Businesses and industry were also affected. The Dust Bowl In previous depressions, farmers were usually safe from the severe effects of a depression because they could at least feed themselves. Years and years of overgrazing combined with the effects of a drought caused the grass to disappear. Small farmers were hit especially hard. Riding the Rails Roosevelt and the New Deal The End of the Great Depression

To Kill A Mockingbird: DETAILED CHARACTER ANALYSIS by Harper Lee Free Study Guide: To Kill A Mockingbird by Harper Lee - Free BookNotes Previous Page | Table of Contents | Next Page Downloadable / Printable Version Aunt Alexandra Aunt Alexandra is Atticus’ sister, who used to stay at the ancestral Finch landing before she arrives at Atticus’ house to stay. Aunt Alexandra, initially comes across as a cold, unfeeling and an unloving person. But even Aunt Alexandra comes down from her presumptuous pedestal by the end of the novel. Boo Radley Arthur Radley, called Boo by the children, is an enigma in himself. Though having gained the reputation of a lunatic, Boo is basically a harmless, well-meaning person; childlike in behavior sometimes, and as Jem and Scout realize, hankering for some love and affection. When Boo emerges from the house to rescue Jem and Scout, and is finally introduced to the children, it can be seen that due to his long confinement, his health has weakened and he is unable to even stand the harsh living room lights. Bob Ewell

Sample essays - Child's perspective, women etc.. Scottsboro Boys Trial: Profiles in Courage In an August 1960 book review, The Atlantic Monthly’s Phoebe Adams described To Kill A Mockingbird as “sugar-water served with humor ...” Sugar-water? Far from it. Harper Lee’s To Kill A Mockingbird highlights instances of heroism and courage in a small Alabama town riddled with the poverty and racial tensions characteristic of the south in 1935. The novel focuses on the Finch family over the course of two years—lawyer and father Atticus Finch; his ten-year-old son, Jem; and his six-year-old daughter, Jean Louise, aka Scout. By observing Atticus Finch’s responses to the threats and gibes of the anti-Tom Robinson faction and his sensitive treatment towards Tom Robinson and his family and friends, the reader—again through Scout’s eyes—discovers what it means to behave morally—to do the right thing—in the face of tremendous social pressure. In short, To Kill A Mockingbird reveals the heroic nature of acting with moral courage when adhering to social mores would be far less dangerous.

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