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The 1930's - The 1930's The decade of the 1930’s can be characterized in two parts: The Great Depression, and the restoration of the American economy. America had been completely destroyed due to the Stock Market Crash of 1929. It was up to the government and people of the 1930’s to "mend" America’s wounds. One man stood up to this challenge, Franklin Delano Roosevelt. He promised to fix the American economy, provide jobs, and help the needy. During The Great Depression, the crime rate had risen to an all new high....   [tags: Papers] 2176 words
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Radio in the 1930's - ... Radio attained its highest popularity apex in the mid 1930’s. According to historians, this was called the “The Golden Age of Radios.” Throughout this period, the airways were saturated with radio communication signals. According to a C.E Hooper survey done in 1947, 83 out of 100 Americans were identified to be part of the radio audience. Being popular meant that most people expressed approval or favor for a certain object. In this case, radios were largely favored among the nation. Believe it or not, this favoritism for radios brought together many people....   [tags: Media ]
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Racism in the 1930's - Racism in the 1930's The 1930's was a time of change for the blacks of the United States of America. However, this change was not all for the better. The main change for blacks during this period was that many of them migrated to the North, which in turn, caused many other situations, which included the election of President Roosevelt. This was a positive, as was the improvement from the de jure segregation, when laws allow segregation, of the South to the less harsh segregation of the North....   [tags: Papers] 1138 words
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Life in Mississippi in the 1930's - How Does the Writing Here Affect Your Knowledge of Life in MississippiAt That Time. Although the extract is not about Mississippi in the 1930's it can still help us to understand that period. The most useful thing I got from the piece was a sense of how little things had changed since the days of 1865 and with it the ending of the civil war and the creation of the 13th, 14th, and 15th amendments. More than 50 years after slavery was abolished and black men got the vote, black Americans were still subject to attacks by night men and intimidation by the whites....   [tags: English Literature] 720 words
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Racism in Mississippi in the 1930's - What does Cassie learn about Racism, growing up as a black girl, in Mississippi in the 1930's. In Mississippi in the 1930's Cassie learns that being a black girl is seriously unfair. The blacks are racially discriminated against. Cassie learns this through people telling her and through her own experiences. I'm going to show this by looking at the way the Blacks are treated in life, at school, and in town. Very early in the book there is an example of how she learns through both methods when TJ tells them about the Berrys burning, and afterwards when they are run off the road by the school bus "He ran frantically along the road looking for a foothold and, finding one, hopped onto the bank, but not before the bus had sped past while laughing white faces pressed against the bus windows." The Jefferson Davis School bus tries to run the Logon Children and TJ over, forcing them onto the bank over a gully....   [tags: English Literature] 2396 words
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Stalin's Assault on Agriculture in 1930 - Stalin's Assault on Agriculture in 1930 The heart of the issue in assessing why Stalin embarked on this policy of aggression is in asserting whether, collectivisation and the war on the Kulaks was an economic necessity or an act of sheer brutality designed to break the peasantry into submission. In 1929, the party moved in favour of collectivised agriculture - large state-organized farms in place of small private peasant plots, and the destruction of independent market in agricultural products....   [tags: Papers] 1244 words
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The Great Depression of the 1930's - The Great Depression of the 1930's On October 24th, 1929 the complete collapse of the stock market began, about 13 million shares of stock were sold. Tuesday, October 29th (known every since as Black Tuesday) made the damage worse, more than 16 million shares were sold. The value of most shares fell sharply, leaving financial ruin and panic in its place. There had been panics like this before and there has been many afterward, but never did a market crash have such a long-term effect on our country....   [tags: Papers] 490 words
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nuclear weapons 1930 - 1930 Schrödinger views electrons as continuous clouds and introduces "wave mechanics" as a mathematical model of the atom. -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 1931 Albert Einstein urges all scientists to refuse military work. Harold C. Urey of the United States and associates discover deuterium (heavy hydrogen) which is present (0.014%) in all natural hydrogen compounds including water. John D. Crockcroft of Great Britain develops high-voltage apparatus for atomic transmutation....   [tags: essays research papers] 834 words
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1930's America - 1930's America The wall street crash: In the late 1920s, it seemed as if everybody was in the stock market. Estimates vary from 1,000,000 to 25,000,000. Why not. Stock prices just kept going up and up, making your original investment more and more valuable. And here was the best part -- you didn't need a lot of money to get into the market. You could buy on margin. First you borrow the money to buy the stock (interest rates were a phenomenally low 3 1/2%). Then you put up the stock as collateral for your loan....   [tags: Papers] 1380 words
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The Great American Depression of the 1930's - The Great American Depression of the 1930's The economic depression that beset the United States and other countries in the 1930s was unique in its magnitude and its consequences. At the depth of the depression, in 1933, one American worker in every four was out of a job. In other countries unemployment ranged between 15 percent and 25 percent of the labor force. The great industrial slump continued throughout the 1930s, shaking the foundations of Western capitalism and the society based upon it....   [tags: American History Essays] 1313 words
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The Nazi's Success in the 1930's Elections - The Nazi's Success in the 1930's Elections There are several factors that helped the Nazis to be successful in elections in the 1930's. Some of these factors were outside of the Nazis control, such as the depression. Others were in their control. In 1930, 6.4 million Germans voted for the Nazis. The Nazis had 107 seats and were the second largest party in parliament. In 1932, 13.8 million Germans voted for the Nazis. The Nazis had 230 seats, whereas 4 years earlier they only had 12 seats....   [tags: Papers] 1155 words
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There is No Justification for the Terror in the U.S.S.R. in the 1930's - There is No Justification for the Terror in the U.S.S.R. in the 1930's I agree more with the statement ‘There can be no justification for the “terror” in the USSR in the 1930’s. It was motivated purely by Stalin’s lust for power.’ However, I can understand why one could say that terror was essential for the survival of the new communist state or Soviet Union. Stalin used terror to force the USSR to industrialise quickly, which enabled them to ward off the threat from fascism and develop into a world power....   [tags: Papers] 1170 words
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The Treatment of Jews in Germany in the 1930's - The Treatment of Jews in Germany in the 1930's Between 1933 and 1938 Jews in Germany had been persecuted. In those years, the Nazi hate towards the Jews increased rapidly, first they started forbidding marriages between Jews citizens, later they even void schooling and education for Jews. As the segregation increased between Germans and Jews, the latter were reduced to live in Ghettos; these were parts of the cities that lacked most services like electricity and heating, and for the most part the Jews had no money to live with....   [tags: Papers] 858 words
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Fascism and Communism in Britain in the 1930’s - Fascism and Communism in Britain in the 1930’s All five sources have a different view about the event of October 4th. Sources A and B suggest that Mosley’s fascists were the main responsibility for the disturbances, sources C and E don’t really give a preference as to who’s to blame just what happened and source D is justifying why it happened and how it wasn’t Mosley’s fault. Source A is by Harold Smith who gave an account in 1996,which was over 60 years after the event and was an office worker at the time....   [tags: Papers] 929 words
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Failure of The League Of Nations In The 1930's - Failure of The League Of Nations In The 1930's The league of nations was formed in 1919 to encourage the member countries, to co-operate in trade, improve social conditions, complete disarmament and to protect any member country that was being threatened with war. Woodrow Wilson the American President came up with the idea of The League Of Nations because he didn't want anything like the world war 1 to be repeated. However we know that the Second World War lost more lives than the the first, and therefore most people conclude that the League Of Nations failed, but why....   [tags: Papers] 583 words
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Canada and The Great Depression of the 1930's - 1929-1939- The Great Depression The depression years of 1929 - 1939 proved to be the worst, and some of the best years for Canada and Canadians. It was a time of extreme highs and lows socially, emotionally, and economically. It was a time that Canada came into her own being on the world wide stage. During the worst depression years in Canada, there were many people who tried tirelessly to get Canada out of the crisis she was in more quickly and efficiently. William Aberhart and his group of supporters had a plan that they were sure could help and even end the depression and its horrible effects....   [tags: Canadian History, canadian studies] 1384 words
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Consequences of the Failure of the League in the 1930's - Consequences of the Failure of the League in the 1930's The first main failure was to disarm large countries as an example so that others would follow, so when Hitler began rearming he used it as an excuse to do so. He had already left the league so it was helpless but the other country officials didn't object to Germanys rearming they felt that Germany should have some sort of protection. The only pact signed over the rearming was between the British prime minister and Hitler saying that Germanys navy could be 33% of what ever Britain's was....   [tags: Papers] 433 words
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Why the 1930's Were a Disappointment for the Labour Party - Why the 1930's Were a Disappointment for the Labour Party Source Based By the mid 1920's, with one year of government experience under their belt, the labour party appeared to be making some progress. Although the government of 1924 had collapsed after less than a year, Labour had proved to the country that they were in fact capable of conducting a moderate government; achieving various useful moderate reforms....   [tags: Papers] 2587 words
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George Orwell and The Sociopolitical Landscape of The 1930's - ... The spatial disparity of the unemployed was unevenly spread, concentrated on industrial areas where Orwell introduces coal miners and their lifestyles in order to gain a better understanding of the difficulties they faced alongside the unemployed. Acting as the basis of British economic trade, the maintenance of exports such as coal, steel, cotton and staples remained vital in providing the country with some steady income during a time of financial distress. Orwell considers the importance of the coal miners’ work in relation to the international economy in which “we are all directly or indirectly dependant upon coal,” and “In the metabolism of the Western world the coal-miner 
is second in importance only to the man who ploughs the soil.” In celebrating the importance of miners, Orwell attempts to restore them to a respectable state within the working-class, challenging perceptions that miners are dirty and “noble savages.” This is significant in understanding the importance of social ranking on individual and collective perceptions in the 1930’s as Orwell himself reflects that middle-class people thought that the working-class smelled....   [tags: Social Studies]
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Hitler's Rise to Power During the Early 1930's - Hitler's Rise to Power During the Early 1930's Hitler was famous and considered a heroic figure during 1930 right through to the 1940's. This tells of how Hitler got to this particular stage in his life, and how he kept it. It wasn't until 1928 that Hitler realised that Armed revolutions didn't gain him immediate or total control ( after the failure of the Munich Putsch), and he decided that to get to the position he wanted to reach he would have to do it legally, and so he decided to stand him and his party in the Reichstag elections....   [tags: Papers] 1684 words
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Mildred Pierce and the Domestic Role of Women in the 1930's - Mildred Pierce and the Domestic Role of Women in the 1930's Women’s place in society during the 1930’s was very different compared to the role that women have in today’s society. Fortunately, these days women are free to decide what type of jobs to have when to marry and when to have children. Unfortunately during the thirties women did not have these choices. According to Mary Kinnear in her book Daughter of Time, “In the United States the proportion of women workers engaged in professional work increased only from 11.9 percent to 14.2 percent between 1920 and 1940.” During this time, the role of housewives meant that they were responsible for most of the household duties and taking care of the children....   [tags: Mildred Pierce Essays]
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British Middle East Policy in the Late 1930's - British Middle East Policy in the Late 1930's Middle East was seen as the central junction for the communication of the British global empire. The British were clearly the dominant powerhouse of the late 30's throughout much of Europe and the Middle East. The shortest sea connection between Britain and India was through the Suez Canal, while the air and land routes connected Africa and Egypt to Palestine and the Middle East. This area was also a major source of oil. Oil was to become one of the most useful chemicals needed by the economy of a country both in peace and most importantly for war....   [tags: Papers] 3296 words
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The Effects of the Depression in Britain in the Early 1930’s - The Effects of the Depression in Britain in the Early 1930’s At the beginning of the 1930’s just like America Britain had a major depression which affected almost everyone and everything in the country. But some people were affected worse than others depending on what industry they worked in. In most cases people who worked in the old industries were affected worst because the old industries like Shipbuilding, Textiles, Coal mining and Steel making suffered survirly. Ship building in particular was hit because if no one wanted to buy or sell goods abroad then ships had very little use so few new ones were made and so lots of people lost jobs....   [tags: Papers] 589 words
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New Deal's Effect on the Depression in the USA in the 1930's - New Deal's Effect on the Depression in the USA in the 1930's The depression in America was a total breakdown after the "boom" of the 1920's. Throughout the depression people lost theirs businesses, jobs, and houses. Companies had to cut back on production, so people lost their jobs. Some companies had to shut down completely. Banks went bust, as people couldn't pay back what they owed. Also when people heard that banks were going bust they panicked and tried to take their savings out of the banks....   [tags: Papers] 1178 words
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Italy's Changing Relationship with Germanyin The 1930's - Italy's Changing Relationship with Germanyin The 1930's By the 1920's, Mussolini realised that a strong resurgent Germany who were seeking revenge for Versailles would threaten Britain and France. This, he hoped, would make them more amenable to Italian demands. Neither country wanted Italy as an enemy; therefore Mussolini would have the ability to play off the countries against each other. This would give Mussolini a great advantage. It seems likely that Mussolini had funded the Nazi's (along with many other right-wing, fascist groups in late 1920's Germany) and therefore should have been happy regarding Hitler's rise to power....   [tags: Papers] 1205 words
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The Attitudes Toward Women and Family in 1930's - The Attitudes Toward Women and Family in 1930's Germany had been through a major depression and due to this found that birth rates were decreasing although this wasn't the only reason. It was also due to improved standards of living; this now meant contraception was available. Also there was a desire for better education for women. Between the years 1900 and 1933 female employment had increased by a third. One reason for this was due to the war, women had been drafted into the factories to help with he war effort, they found that they enjoyed having the jobs and didn't really want to leave them....   [tags: Papers] 842 words
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Roosevelt's Responsibility in Bettering the Lives of Americans in the 1930's - Roosevelt's Responsibility in Bettering the Lives of Americans in the 1930's When Franklin Delano Roosevelt became president of America in 1932, things appeared to improve for the citizens and for the economy. This was not just down to Roosevelt's work; other factors also played an important role. When Roosevelt came to power the country was in trouble. Unemployment was extremely high and the morale of the Americans was low with people's trust and confidence in the government and banks gone....   [tags: Papers] 609 words
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Contrast Between The 1920's And The 1930's - The 1920s were known as carefree and relaxed. The decade after the war was one of improvement for many Americans. Industries were still standing in America; they were actually richer and more powerful than before World War I. So what was so different in the 1930’s. The Great Depression replaced those carefree years into ones of turmoil and despair. The decade after the First World War saw tremendous change. Progressivism was a leading factor of World War I and in the 1920’s the evidence can be seen....   [tags: American History] 1940 words
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SHIRLEY TEMPLE: Greatest Star of the 1930's - ... The day Educational Studios came to Meglin’s would change Temple’s life forever. Temple hid under the piano because she did not want to disappoint her mother again (Blashfield 10), but she still got the part. Her first job was a leading role in a spoof of a top box office hit movie. It was a series of spoofs called Baby Burlesks in which children played adult roles. Her first line on screen was in French (Guy 30). Each short film took four days to make; there was no pay for rehearsing time; and every actor received $10.00 for each film....   [tags: Biography] 1978 words
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Comparing 1930's Society, as Depicted in To Kill a Mockingbird with Present Day Society - Jean Louise “Scout” and Jem Finch experienced life in the 1930’s living in the small town of Maycomb, Alabama. Their childhood was a nonstop adventure that brought jocund days and testing trials that teenager’s today experience even with the world around us changing every day. The moral upbringings, educational importance, and the crime rate of small towns all contributed to the childhood memories that were built every day in Maycomb County. These attributes to childhood experiences have changed a lot over the vast time period between the 1930’s and 2000’s....   [tags: To Kill a Mockingbird, Harper Lee] 864 words
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The Key Features in the Development of Seaside Holidays from 1901 to the 1930's - The Key Features in the Development of Seaside Holidays from 1901 to the 1930's Seaside holidays were pioneered in the late 1800's and quickly became popular. By the beginning of the 20th century they were even more popular with more people actually having the money and free-time available to go on holiday. One reason for this rise in popularity was the decreasing number of hours people worked in a week. A 100 years ago, the average length of a manual workers week was 55 hours....   [tags: Papers] 492 words
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Prejudice in Maycomb in the 1930's in To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee - Prejudice in Maycomb in the 1930's in To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee The prominent theme of the novel To Kill a Mockingbird is the portrait of prejudice, in a small southern American town called Maycomb in the 1930’s. Maycomb is believed to be a replica, of the town Monroeville where the author Harper Lee grew up. Her knowledge of the society in Monroeville (Maycomb) enables her to hit the reader with more impact; she can portray her views on prejudice and discrimination with stronger force and focus....   [tags: Papers] 1390 words
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Lonely People with Dreams in the 1930's Portrayed in Of Mice and Men - Of Mice and Men: In what ways can this novel be seen as a picture of a group of lonely people with dreams in America in the 1930’s. In what ways can this novel be seen as a picture of a group of lonely people with dreams in America in the 1930’s. In this essay I will be looking at the hopes and dreams of the characters in the novel. I will also be looking at the America that Steinbeck wrote about and how that reflects on what happens in the novel. In America in the 1930’s it was the time of the great depression where there was mass unemployment and poverty throughout all of America....   [tags: English Literature] 1043 words
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The Treatment of Black Africans in South Africa in the 1930's and 1940's - The Treatment of Black Africans in South Africa in the 1930's and 1940's In this essay I will be informing you on everything I know about the treatment of black South Africans in the 1930's and 1940's. I will be explaining how life was in the 1930's when they were under the Afrikaner government. I will be explaining how the second world war made them feel positive about their future and how things changed. I will also be giving you a little of information on the Atlantic Charter and how it also made people feel things were going to change....   [tags: Papers] 1042 words
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The Treatment of Black Africans in South Africa in the 1930’s and 1940’s - The Treatment of Black Africans in South Africa in the 1930’s and 1940’s The Boers did the treatment of the blacks in South Africa. The Boers were originally from the Netherlands in Europe. They spoke Dutch but when they invaded South Africa their language was changed to Afrikaans. When the Boers got control of South Africa they made “The Natives Land Act”, this law was allocated in 1913. This law separated the whites from the blacks, unfortunately the blacks only ended up with 7.3% of South African land, where as the whites had 92.7% of the land....   [tags: Papers] 359 words
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Mildred D. Taylor's Portrayal of Being Black in Mississippi in the 1930's - Mildred D. Taylor's Portrayal of Being Black in Mississippi in the 1930's Mildred D. Taylor is very successful in conveying the reality of what it was like to be black in the 1930’s in the Mississippi region of the Southern States of America. In reading this book we see racial issues through a child’s eyes, Cassie Logan a 9 year old, which gives rise to a spectrum of different emotions. The book is excellent and unusual because it looks at life at that time from a child’s perspective, and probably would not have been as successful if it had looked from an adult’s view....   [tags: Papers] 2635 words
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Dress Reform from 1850 to 1930 in the United States: The Impact on Health - Dress Reform from 1850 to 1930 in the United States: The Impact on Health Dress reform has played an integral part of the women’s movement, health reform and political agendas. This paper will explore the time period of 1850 to 1930 in the United States of America concerning dress reform for women. It is important to explore this topic because the eighty year span marks a time of rapid change for women concerning health, leisure, independence, political and gender constraints and liberties....   [tags: essays research papers] 1807 words
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In the 1930’s John Steinbeck wrote the novel Of Men and Mice. He wrote - In the 1930’s John Steinbeck wrote the novel Of Men and Mice. He wrote the book in the middle of the great American depression. During this great time of loss over 15 million people lost there jobs. OF MEN AND MICE In the 1930’s John Steinbeck wrote the novel “Of Men and Mice”. He wrote the book in the middle of the great American depression. During this great time of loss over 15 million people lost there jobs and were made redundant. All these people were left to find whatever work they could, all with no income or government support such as benefits or social security....   [tags: English Literature:] 1803 words
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U.S.'s Influence on British Cinema Culture Between 1930 and 1980 - U.S.'s Influence on British Cinema Culture Between 1930 and 1980 Britain and America have always had a very close relationship that could have stemmed from a number of different things. The English discovered America, they both speak the same language and the fact that America helped Britain in the first World War may have played an important part in why the two countries are so close. Due to this close bond or the 'special relationship' between the countries, over time we have influenced each other endlessly but perhaps none more so than the influence that America has had over British cinema between the 1930's and 1980's....   [tags: Papers] 838 words
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No Sugar by Jack Davis: Exposes the Mistreatment of Australian Aborigines During the 1930's - Today, in the 20th Century, it is a commonly known fact in Australia, and throughout the rest of the world, that Aborigines were mistreated from since western culture first settled, and for many years after that. It is the main purpose of stage dramas to bring issues, such as the one mentioned above, and ideas about these issues to life through dramatic performances and the use of a number of various techniques. No Sugar, a revisionist text written by Jack Davis in 1985, is one of these stage dramas....   [tags: Revisionist Text Jack Davis ] 1362 words
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Two Migrations: 1930's Farmers in Oklahoma and Muhammad's Hijrah - Migration can be defined as a process in which a group moves from one point to another. This paper will talk about the two of those migrations. One which occurred in 1930 by poverty stricken farmers in Oklahoma and the other the migration of Islam’s Prophet Muhammad (also known as Hijrah). Throughout history, every migration had a cause and effect, otherwise known as push/pull factors. Author John Steinbeck's, The Grapes of Wrath, which won the Pulitzer Prize, is about the mass migration occurred during the 1930's in the Midwest of America due to the conditions resulting from the dust bowl....   [tags: Migrations, Oklahoma, great depression, Muhammad, ]
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Nazis' Use of Persecution and Power of the SS to Create a Police State in 1930's - Nazis' Use of Persecution and Power of the SS to Create a Police State in 1930's Germany was ruled completely by the state from 1933 (Hitler comes to power) to 1945. It was a police state the one that had all the power, it was not a democracy. The power of the SS and Gestapo were very important in enforcing the law and persecution was started. The state has complete authority the people could be arrested to prevent them from committing a crime. They didn't have defence, the law is used to attack the people, not to defend them....   [tags: Papers] 483 words
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How Roosevelt Created Jobs in the 1930's in his New Deal - How Roosevelt Created Jobs in the 1930's in his New Deal During the twenties America had a great prosperity up until 1929 when 'The Depression' happened. Widespread unemployment and poverty gripped the nation. The President Hoover had a policy of not interfering but the country needed action taken. Hoover did not do anything and thus Roosevelt was elected in 1932. He came to power in 1933 and action to solve the depression was taken straight away. Roosevelt's New Deal had three main aims: - to provide relief to the nation, the revive America's economy and to reform the system with introducing minimum wage, social security and state pensions....   [tags: Papers] 652 words
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The Success of Stalin's Industrial Economic Programme During the 1930's - The Success of Stalin's Industrial Economic Programme During the 1930's In the first five year plan the importance was on heavy industries which included coal, oil, iron and steel, electricity, cement, metals, and timber. This accounted for 80% of total investment and 1500 enterprises were opened. I believe that the first five year plan was a failure although there were sectors that were successful. Targets were not reached this was especially apparent for chemical targets. Another problem was the lack of skilled workers which created major problems....   [tags: Papers] 783 words
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Life of Americans in the 1930's in John Stienbeck's of Mice and Men/Original Writing - Life of Americans in the 1930's in John Stienbeck's of Mice and Men/Original Writing What does John Stienbeck's Of Mice and Men tell us about life in America in the 1930s. John Steinbeck's novels can all be classified as social novels dealing with the economic problems of rural labour in America during the 1920s and 30s. Steinbeck uses setting, theme, characterisation, and a modernist simple style to portray a 1930s American society, which was isolating, alienating and prejudiced His frequent topics were the plight of the misfits, (the character of Lennie in the novel) the homeless and the migrant farm workers....   [tags: Papers] 868 words
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Change of Attitudes Toward the Role and Status of Women During the 1920's and 1930's - Change of Attitudes Toward the Role and Status of Women During the 1920's and 1930's At the beginning of the 1920's all women over 30 and all women property owners over the age of 21 had been enfranchised by the Representation of the Peoples Act that was passed by the government in 1918. This act paved the way for the major change in the role and status of women that occurred during the nineteen twenties and thirties. Political change came first for British Women with new legislations being introduced that began to develop the idea that women should be treated on the same grounds as men....   [tags: Papers] 529 words
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What do we learn about life in Americas in the 1930's from John - What do we learn about life in Americas in the 1930's from John Steinbeck's novel, Of Mice and Men. John Steinbeck was born and raised in Salinas, in 1902. Steinbeck was of German and Irish ancestry. His father was the county treasurer and his mother was a teacher. Steinbeck attended Salinas High School and went on to study Marine Biology at Stanford University, but failed to finish his course. He travelled to New York and worked as a reporter, unfortunately he was fired. After he took on many different jobs and became an apprentice, a painter, a caretaker, a surveyor and a fruit picker....   [tags: English Literature] 1782 words
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Learning about Life in Southern States of America in the 1930's from To Kill A Mocking Bird - What have you learnt about life in Southern States of America in 1930's from your reading of To Kill A Mocking Bird . 'Maycomb was an old town, but it was a tired old town' however when we look closely into the book we learn much more about the life of the town in 1930's America. Looking into the society of Maycomb, prejudice was something that was common yet not recognised by many of the towns people. One example of prejudice is of equal opportunities for both sexes. Women don't have equal rights with men; They have to dress according to the society's acceptance otherwise they would be commented about....   [tags: English Literature] 1473 words
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John Steinbeck's Presentation in Of Mice and Men of the Culture and Experience of Itinerant Workers in 1930's America - John Steinbeck's Presentation in Of Mice and Men of the Culture and Experience of Itinerant Workers in 1930's America The Story written by John Steinbeck called Of Mice and Men were published in a time of grief, hardship, and great depressions in 1930s. The book takes place in the 1930s, the same time Steinbeck wrote the novel, during the Wall Street crash and the great depression when the United States economy suddenly collapsed in disaster. It was the worst economic crisis it has ever had and it tremendously damaged the face of America....   [tags: Papers] 1121 words
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How And Why the NAACP and The National Urban League were more than Civil Rights Organizations Up To 1930 - How and why were the NAACP and the National Urban League more than civil rights organisations. Consider the period up to 1930. The National Association for the Advancement of Coloured People and National Urban League, founded in 1909 and 1910 respectively, were established to serve the growing needs and pressing concerns of African-Americans at the time. The issues were basically of integration and equality. The period of Reconstruction had seen constitutional reform but proper interpretation and implementation was still unrealized....   [tags: American History] 1368 words
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