How Were Shantytowns, Soup Kitchens And Bread Lines A Response To The Depression?


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Because they showed that people literally had no food to eat. People would stand in lines to get food to feed themselves because they had very little to no money. People also lived in shantytowns, called “Hoovervilles,” which consisted of little make-shift homes made by homeless people with scraps of materials. The number of shantytowns, soup kitchens, and breadlines greatly increased during the Great Depression. To an extent, these were successful, but they did nothing to save the economy
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Businesses closed, and people lost their jobs. No jobs meant no money coming in. There is no way to pay their rent or buy food. They basically went to homeless camps called shanty towns, And they relied on soup kitchens and bread lines to survive.

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