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http://sites.google.com/site/tokillamockingbirdwebquest/f-group-4-the-great-depression
 


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Jessie Miles
04/20/2012 8:24am

1. What is "Black Tuesday" and why does it mark the beginning of the Great Depression?

Black Tuesday was when stock market crashed and that is why it was the beginning of the Great Depression.

2. Many people believe that WWII marked the end of the Great Depression. How did the war affect the economy?

The war affected the economy, because they had to start producing more supplies for the soldiers, and our country produced and sold supplies to other soldiers for other countries.

3. What president was inaugurated in 1933? What were some of the changes made by this administration?

President Roosevelt was inaugurated in 1933. He started coming up with a plan to bring the country out of the depression and that plan was called the New Deal.

4. What was the New Deal? How did the New Deal affect American citizens? 

The New Deal was a plan that Roosevelt came up with to help America out of the depression, It helped American citizens to get jobs, and to make more money for their families.

5. What was the Dust Bowl? 

The Dust Bowl was a wide area of land that farmers cleared and over planted way to much. They let their livestock eat away at the grass too. The area had a drought, and there was no moister so all the soil had become dust. Since there were no trees to block the wind the wind whipped around and the dust flew everywhere.

6. How did the Dust Bowl affect the Southern Plains?

The Dust Bowl affected them very badly. There was no good soil anywhere.

7. What affect did the Dust Bowl have on agriculture? How would this affect farmers and their employers?

The Dust Bowl had a horrible affect on agriculture. Nothing would grow there was no water, and no good soil. This would affect the farmers, and their employers, because they could not make any money, so they could not feed their families.
 
8. Given what you learned about the Great Depression and the Dust Bowl, make a prediction about what you think the setting of To Kill A Mockingbird will look like. What will the houses look like? What will the characters be wearing? How will the characters act towards each other? How will Scout's classmates act toward Scout knowing that her father is a lawyer? 

I think the setting in To Kill a Mockingbird will be in a small town, that does not have that much money. I think the houses will be small and only have about one to two rooms. I do not think the characters will be to fond of each other, because they are going through a sad, depressing time. I think they will act kind of mean to her, because they know that she is a little wealthy, and that she can go to bed with a full stomach.

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Miss Fitzpatrick
04/25/2012 5:12am

Good predictions!

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Austin Johnson
04/20/2012 8:28am

1 Black Tuesday was when the stock market crashed. It is known as the start of the great depression because after it crashed businesses started to go under and banks as well.
2 WWII is know when the depression ended because it was the first sign of employment rates going up by 10%.
3 Theodore Roosevelt was inaugurated in 1933. Minimum wages and price standards were enforced also he made organizations for the citizens.
4 Roosevelt came up with a plan called the new deal it made jobs for people and he believed it would stimulate the economy.
5 Farmers had neglected the land by clearing too much land and destroying the soil by planting the same crop over and over. Eventually there were storms where the wind whipped up dust which evolved into dust storms.
6 Some effects of the dust bowl were it did not rain for a long time dirt would pile up against the house and all the crops would be ripped up from their roots by the wind
7 The Dust Bowl was horrible on the crops you simply could grow almost nothing. Most families had to go hungry and some would starve. If you were a farmer you would have a very hard time growing anything. You would need to move out of the dust bowl if you wanted to be successful. Their employees would go hungry as well.
8 The setting of To Kill a Mockingbird would be out west and a small family trying to make ends meet but having a hard time. The house would be a small house made out of mud and sticks or what they could find. The characters will be wearing ragged clothing with bandanas around there face to keep from breathing the dirt into their lungs. The characters will play with each other and try to be nice but some will not act the same. Scout's classmates will be nice to her because they know her dad could sue them and they already do not have a lot of money.

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Miss Fitzpatrick
04/25/2012 5:14am

Good predictions, the book actually takes place in Maycomb Alabama.

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Davis Jeffords
04/24/2012 9:22am

1. It was the day when the stock market crashed. Stocks lost 13% of their value.

2. It decreased unemployment and made a lot more need for factory workers. The jobs that it provided were things like making weapons, bombs, planes, (these were actually done by women) and of course being a soldier.

3. Franklin D. Roosevelt. He created “alphabet soup” or “the New Deal” which was a group of organizations that helped with the problems of the depression.

4. The New Deal was a group of organizations made to solve many problems of the depression and or the things that caused it. It did things like giving jobs to citizens and keeping banks from closing for periods more than 3 days.

5. The Dust Bowl was the area west of the Mississippi. Dust blew everywhere usually destroying crops and damaging homes.

6. It made it very difficult to keep crops alive and live in the Southern Plains.

7. The Dust Bowl destroyed crops, made irrigation very hard, and made farming virtually impossible. Farmers would have an extremely difficult time growing crops and getting money to give to their employers.

8. The houses will most likely have no insulation or sheet-rock and maybe have a few holes and empty windows. The characters will probably be wearing very dirty clothing and torn clothing. The characters will most likely be very grumpy with each other. The classmates will probably not like Scout because she has it good with her dad being a lawyer.

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Miss Fitzpatrick
04/25/2012 5:15am

Remember to write in complete sentences; I should know what the question was by reading your answer. Good predictions!

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