Riding the rails his paper sebastiaan

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Riding the rails At the time of the great depression there were as much as 250,000 teenagers living on the street. The economic malaise during the 1930’s had its impact on all ages of the society. The movie provides a clear picture of the explanations, struggles, and experience that these teenagers had to endure during one of the worst economic times in the history of America. Life during the great depression was filled with uncertainty. All across the country, families lost their jobs and in many cases their house. For many teenagers the most obvious reason for leaving their homes was the poor economic condition in their family. Some teenagers decided at that moment to leave their family voluntarily in the hopes of finding a job and a better life somewhere else. However, other teenagers did not had a choice whether to leave or to stay in their family. The parents of those teenagers had to take desperate measures in order to support the rest of the family, thus they told their son or daughter to leave the house. The other large group of teenagers that left their homes came from dysfunctional homes. These children experienced beatings and extreme unhappiness until the moment they decided for themselves that the only way out of the misery was to roam the country in search for a better life. For example, one Boy explained that his reason for wandering was because his girlfriend turned him
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