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Emotional Impact
Updated: 2/28/2020
Emotional Impact
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  • I've never been this hungry and I'm tired of beans.
  • Shhhh.... you know they feel bad. We can't complain!
  • I've done all I could do. I have to walk away from my farm and do whatever feeds my family now.
  • Thanks for listening to the Lone Ranger. Now, enjoy some Duke Ellington!
  • During the Great Depression, children suffered greatly. Malnutrition was common, rationing was required, and hunger was rampant. During WWII, children had to deal with living with strangers as well as possibly losing their parents. Children were sad and confused.
  • I just never thought we'd end up homeless.
  • The kids have to be confused.
  • Midwest farmers ended up giving up their cherished farms to banks, due to the inability to pay their loans during the Great Depression. Feelings of anger and depression was common. However, farms made a comeback during WWII and Americans planted "victory gardens" to provide their own food.
  • I'm sorry, but today was your last day. We're closing.
  • How am I supposed to support my family?
  • Radio was an important and cheap form of entertainment during the Great Depression, as well as during WWII. It kept citizens informed of current events, as well as gave them entertainment to focus on, such as sporting events and music, instead of their misery. This provided joy during despair.
  • During both the Great Depression and WWII, homelessness rates rose drastically. Families considered to be middle class citizens now found themselves homeless. Due to this, depression rose greatly.
  • Endless businesses closed their doors for the last time, during the Great Depression and WWII, and millions of Americans became unemployed. Many American men were overwhelmed with feelings of failure and hopelessness. Women had to take on factory jobs when their husbands were deployed in WWII.
  • Crime rate increased exponentially throughout both the Great Depression and WWII. This increased fear throughout the minds of US citizens.
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