I’ve been struggling with panic attacks and anxiety for the past week, after not having them for three years. Are there any helpful tips that can help me deal?
Go to the doctors. It might be stress. Have you’ve been very stressed lately?
on: 2nd April 10
How did the Depression and the New Deal alter the lives of ordinary workers and farmers in the 1930s? Which of the two groups benefited most from the New Deal?
It gave them “hope.” Of those two groups, it was the ordinary workers who benefited most. The farmlands of the midwest were pretty well destroyed due unintentional abuse of the land (plowing furrows in the wrong direction, growing the same crop too many times in a row and depleting the soil of nutrients, etc.).
As for that “hope” consider the notion that what the New Deal did ultimately was to deprive Americans of the opportunity to pull themselves up by their own boot straps and prove to themselves and the world that they CAN do for themselves. It’s now culminated into a land full of whiners crying about it being too hard.
on: 22nd October 11
What is the context, or/and some specific details about, the cause of the Great Depression and how it affected society. What were the different strategies used to combat the Great Depression. What factors led to the failure of Herbert hoover’s strategy and why, in comparison, was F.D.R.’s approach so successful? What are some specific programs of the “New Deal” [accomplishments and limitations]. Did the New Deal get America out of the Great Depression?
I think that what ended the Great Depression was the war!
The war was a contributor on both ends of the depression. The main contributor was the over value of stocks and the sale of stocks with credit not forgetting the speculator’s greed; Hoover was caught up and blamed for things that were not of his making, he was slow in taking action thus received most of the blame.
There were several projects started, Tennessee Valley Project, Damns were built, Roads repaired Flood control levies built, any thing to get people off the street.
Remember the depression was not just an American problem. In Europe, for instance, people were forced to purchase food every day because the prices would change, sometimes every hour. Sound familiar?
There have been some safe guards installed in the economy system, however greed and power will find the loop holes and a sleepy congress can set us up again for bad times.
The history web site can be of more assistance. It would take up much space to be complete and it gets personal.
by: Terry G
on: 9th August 08