The Great Depression
Thesis: In its duration and magnitude, the Great Depression was indefinitely more severe than any other episode of “hard times” in our history and it was the molding force of the America we live in today. Purpose of Your Hook: The purpose of my hook is to get the reader’s attention and have them keep reading and get through the whole essay. Key Point of Introduction: The purpose of my introduction is to expose the reader of my topic and my three main arguments/body paragraphs. This would be the molding effect the Great Depression had on today; the short term effects and the lasting effects. Also how it changed the way people saw the government and banks and how it changed the way people managed their money. Also how the Great Depression think that chances of being successful were very small. First Supporting Point of First Paragraph: First I want to educate the reader about the duration/time span of the Great Depression so they can understand a big part of why the Great Depression is more severe than any other hard time in our history. Then I want to talk about how it affected the way people saw the government.
Source: Timeline of the Great Depression
* “The major effect of the Great Depression on America was expanded government intervention into new areas of social and economic affairs and the creation of more social assistance agencies at the national level.” * “The relationship between the national government and the people changed drastically. The government took on a greater role in the everyday social and economic lives of the people.” * “The Nation was based on the States rights and having sovereignty from the Federal Government. The Federal Government was initially formed to act as a meeting place and body for the States to come together and make law. That has all changed. States Rights no longer supersede Federal rights. In our country today, Federal Law is the law of the land”...