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Unformatted text preview: Megan Scharar HIST-112 (003) 19 October 2011 RP # 4 What were the means, the measures, and the motivations for helping the self in hard times? Criteria for Credit Possible Points Pts Provided Name Course Date Response Paper # and Prompt 1 Typewritten/c lean copy. 1 Spell- checked. 1 Correct use of citations. 2 Full paragraph detailed narrative in answering the question. 5 Succinct and coherent sentence development. 3 Personal reflection and analysis is included in final paragraph. 5 Paper amounts to one full-page. 2 20 Total Points Awarded Per this Assignment Zinn writes, Desperate people were not waiting for the government to help them; they were helping themselves, acting directly (p 393). Poverty, an economic collapse, and no help from the government left the people of the United States to fend for themselves. The struggle to obtain the supplies they needed and the lack of government, funding or help were the motivations for helping the self in hard times rather than relying on others. The measures taken to obtain whatever goods were needed to survive were not drastic, but can be said to others....
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