Archive from January, 2012
Jan 29, 2012 - Uncategorized    1 Comment

What was life like in the Great Depression?

The Great Depression: 1930s America

When the Great Depression Hit, money became very hard to come by, manual labour was required to earn even a slight amount of money and almost every able man in the country had to toil to get a salary.

Many american men and boys lost most of their possessions and money due to the great depression, All around the country people had to pack their bags and look for places to work. For the average american man, this was on a ranch where they earned next to nothing and couldn’t afford to buy a place of their own.

Most ranch workers earned 50 dollars a month and ended up spending it on liquor or at a Brothel this was because many men were separated from their families because they couldn’t support them financially.

The Initial emotions of People in the depression was literally depression, unhappiness and boredom.

People were depressed because of how bad their life had turned out.

Unhappiness because of the state of them and their families.

Boredom because getting up, working on a farm, getting money and moving onto a different ranch became a routine, never changing.

Evidently life was very hard for an american man, and also for women, many women resorted to prostitution in order to earn money, From 1930s to 1940s the use of brothels by men in america was bigger than in any other period. The social status of people changed dramatically in this period too, Its was very hard to come by an upper class person in society and the working class people were everywhere.

In conclusion: Life was hard and finding money was even harder.

Jan 3, 2012 - Uncategorized    No Comments

Theme Study Journal Entry 2: Rise of Hitler (Film)

The film I have chosen that comes under my theme of  One man can change the world is called Rise of Hitler.

I have chosen this film because of the actions Hitler took in the Film that led to his dominance over most of Europe…although the film doesn’t feature the war it shows the actions that Hitler took in the 1920s-1930s.

Hitler accomplished most of his goals on his own and was able to recruit civilians into his own private army…when he was in power…he brought economic stability to Germany and he reduced unemployment dramatically…he also strengthened the German military and stopped paying reparations which further helped the economy…however, he created hate in the German people of  Minorities such as Jews, Gypsies and Coloured people, This changed the world’s opinion of Germany and it’s citizens, Because Hitler didn’t really trust many people in the film…He made himself fuhrer when he could so that political opposition would not affect him, He also got rid of people with significant political power like erhmst rohm who had enough power to oppose him, He changed the view on how to take power in the country by realising that Armed putch’s(Armed political takeovers) fail nearly all of the time and that he needed to appeal to the population to gain power…this is evident in the film as it shows Hitler’s use of Propaganda and his policies on different people like women, young people and workers.

For the above reasons…I chose this film because Hitler’s actions completely changed Germany and the world’s opinion on it.


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