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The Great Depression From 1929 onward the economy in the U.S steadily declined. 13-15 million Americans lost their jobs. Certain places had an unemployment rate of up to 80%. 1-2 million people were homeless. 90% of children in Illinois, Kentucky, Ohio, Pennsylvania, and West Virginia coal mining communities went hungry. And the number of neglected or abandoned children increased by 50%. There were many literary and Journalistic Reponses. One of the most famous literary books was the Grapes of Wrath. There were others like Invisible Man, Yonnondio , Down and out in Paris and London, and The Road to Wigan Pier. FDR goes through a period called 100 days, this was where he took actions within his first 100 days that was meant to help out the economy. He passed about 2 dozen acts and established the foundations of American Welfare Capitalism. One of the most influential acts was the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC)- this got young unmarried men work. These are the ones who are given a chance because since

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