Dusty farmland during the Great Depression and Recovery

ZIMSEC O Level History Notes: The United States of America (USA) 1920-1939: Failure of the New Deal

  • Discrimination against blacks still continued and many remained jobless and received low wages where they got employed
  • In the long run little had been done for the poor people
  • Most programmes did not last long especially those concerning employment
  • The unemployment rate still remained high only to be removed by WWII
  • The health and education sectors got little attention
  • The Dust Bowl a natural disaster caused drought and soil erosion in the farms and many farmers abandoned their farms to seek employment in the urban areas
  • Most capitalists undermined Roosevelt’s policies and remained powerful and continued discriminating their workers
  • Most state did not want to spend money on relief so many unemployed lived on relief

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