the great depression

the great depression

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  • Margaret who is 8 years old, lives on the great planes of Oklahoma. She lives on a thriving farm right outside of Oklahoma city. Her hopes and dreams were to go to college to be a surgeon and live in the city.
  • Margaret lives with her mother, father, little brother Michael, and older sister Mary. The family works together to keep the farm going. The three kids help out at the farm when they are not attending school.
  • When the depression hit Margret's hopes and dreams fell. Her new outlook was that she was going to stay at home and help her family on the farm until she got married.
  • The dust storm made Michael very ill and he eventually died. Because of the hazard of living in this area, Margaret's family moved to the city in California. The had next to nothing and didn't know where her next meal would come from or when it would be.
  • This is where Margaret's family became rich. Margaret's mother caught a job as an actress and grew very popular. They were some of the most wealthy people in the nation at the time.
  • Margaret was able to follow her dream of becoming a surgeon. She met a man, James, in medical school. They got married and became surgeons at the same hospital in California.
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