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CLIP 11154

Living conditions of people living during the crash

Living conditions of people living during the crash
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Key Info
  • Living conditions of people living during the crash
  • Duration: 04:20
  • The testimony from an anonymous man gives insight into how hard life was during the crash. There was no welfare state for people to help, charity was considered shameful and many people were left starved.
  • Credits: Footage Farm, National Archives Washington, Library of Congress Washington
  • Subject:

    History

       Topic:

    USA: 1917-1941

  • Keywords: thrift, hopeless, dignity, eroded, charity, welfare, rugged individualist, Hoover, shameful
Ideas for use in class
  • Cross curricular with maths, ICT, geography: How does the American welfare system differ to ours and of other countries?
Background details
  • Clip language : English
  • Aspect ratio : 16x9

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