In this chapter you read about the stock market crash and its effects on America. People lost their jobs, their money, and their homes. In this time of crisis many families drew closer together, while others broke apart. Many young people left their families to find work. President Roosevelt created programs to meet the needs of those who had lost so much. In this activity you will take a closer look at what life was like during the Great Depression.
Destination Title: Michigan Historical Museum System
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Start at the Michigan Historical Museum System's Great Depression page.
- Click on Relief in Sight and read the information presented.
- Make sure to click on the links titled Then and Now: Prices and People remember the Great Depression.
After you have explored the site answer the following questions.