In 1929 the sock market crashed, and millions of people lost their jobs. Banks closed, and stock prices kept lowering until businesses were worth nothing. Everybody who invested in stocks lost everything in a matter of overnight.
Women workers had to give jobs up
People lost their jobs because businesses closed due to the stock market crashing. Employers and employees were both affected and millions of people lost their jobs. Businesses were worth nothing in just 1 night and people who invested in stocks lost everything.
People Lost Their Homes
The riot that started all the riots across the states was called the Chicago Race Riot. A group of black friends were playing on an informally segregated beach, and white people started throwing rocks at them. This riot lasted for a week and a total of 38 people died, 23 of who were black, and 15 who were white
People Lived in "Hoovervilles"
Women were discriminated during the great depression. Before , women were allowed to do "manly jobs" but after the depression women were asked to give up their jobs for men. In addition, companies would fire married women and hire men.
Because people were unemployed, they lost their homes and had to live in little, man- made shelters. They had to survive off of soup and bread provided by the government. And felt hopeless resenting the government for not doing enough.
Groups of families and people lived in their little, man-made shelters, these villages were called "Hooverilles." Some were even lucky to afford shoes and these shelters were made atop of mud. The "Hoovervilles" back then were located near the Century Link field that we know of today.