The Effects the Great Depression Had on Families Outline What were the effects the Great Depression had on families during the 1930 s I. The effects the Great Depression had on each family member were, people were treated differently according to their class. The lower class went through a lot of struggle and suffering. The fathers went through the most struggle because they had to care for their families and they had no money to clothe and feed them.

The mothers did all they could to contribute to their families by cooking, cleaning, and caring for the children. A. Fathers 1. unemployment 2. feelings of worthlessness B. Results 1.

suicide 2. hungry families C. Mothers 1. cook 2. clean 3. care for the children D.

Children 1. no school a. hard to find job II. Another effect the Great Depression had on families is the struggle that the lower classes had to go through. Many people started dying from diseases such as malnutrition and many young were wondering the streets looking from food, clothing, and shelter. There was also the problem of unemployment so many fathers couldnt find jobs the support their families.

The fathers who couldnt find work suffered from anxiety and feeling of worthlessness for failing to provide for their families. A. Suffering 1. starvation 2. illness 3. diseases B.

Unemployment 1. no food 2. no shelter 3. no clothing for warmth Summary Paragraph My report is basically on the struggle and pain these families in the Great Depression went through. Many people died from diseases and many people were poor and living on the streets with no food or money. Some peopl even committed suicide because of the depression they were in.

Ive learned that the fathers went through the most trouble because when they were not able to find work they felt they had been letting their family down, they felt that they had failed. Concluding Statements I have really learned a lot from doing this report, I never knew the pain these people went through during this time. I have found doing this report very interesting and I enjoyed learning more about it. I cant even imagine what those families were going through. The upper class had it great compared to what the lower class had to go through. It must have been so hard to live in this time and Im glad I didnt have to live through it.

My Cites (Bibliography) Howell, Joseph The Causes of the Great Depression, 1997 web Harrison, Thomas Tragedy of the Great Depression, 1996 web Wo rohs, Joshua Main Causes of the Great Depression, 1995 web Thomas, Daniel The Great Depression New York Publishing Co. 1989.