What did farmers and homeowners have in common during the Great Depression?

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Peterson arnold asked 26-Apr-2018 in History, Politics & Society by Peterson arnold

What did farmers and homeowners have in common during the Great Depression?


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ASHUTOSH PANDEY answered 11-Sep-2018 by ASHUTOSH PANDEY
The Great Depression began in August 1929 in America due to the fall of the Wall Street Crash in October in 1929. The Depression caused the drastic change in American politics as President Herbert Hoover who was widely criticized for not doing anything to combat crisis was ousted and new President Franklin D. Roosevelt won with a landslide victory.
The Great Depression resulted in the emigration of American first time in American history. The native of America left for some other countries to settle such as South Africa, Australia, and other country and the immigrants started settling down to their native place.
During World War I, farmers worked hard to produce record crops and livestock but price reduction compelled them to destroy their crops. 1930s prices dropped drastically and farmers burned their field of corn. In some other area farmers together under a union threatened the government to stop the supply of milk and food items. They termed it as “The Farm Strike”. Farmer’s main intention behind these blockages was to attract government attention towards their problem and prices of their crops will enhance, but everything ended in a fiasco. However, farmers were in better condition than city dwellers. As they hey could produce food and vegetable item of their own as they had ample land to cultivate their grain, while city people could not produce their own so they faced very difficulties in their day to day life. Farmers had milk and meat of their own so their livelihood was not as disturbed as of town. Farmers wife made clothes of the sacks of flours and feeds. The villagers learned to live with less money.
Town and Home Owners
When companies and industries were shut down, many workers lost their job. Before the Great Depression, it was a matter of deep disgrace for Americans to live on government subsidy. Government welfare was considered a measure of last resort. Town families could not produce food of their own. Winter was a nightmare for them as they had no money to buy wood and coal for their fireplace.
What did farmers and homeowners have in common during the Great Depression?
The 1930s is considered a tough time for Americans. But World War II led to the hiring of many men to the Army. Industries were opened to construct arms. Industries flourished gradually.