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Ramsey Baker

There are many ways a time period may effect our choices. For example natural disasters, economy, or income are all factors that could affect your choices. I believe throughout history the happenings and beliefs of that time period have always effected our choices. In the 1930‘s natural disasters where a huge factor with the dust bowl. The Midwest and parts of the south experienced severe drought (Hurt). In par three of “Dust Bowl” Douglas Hurt says “For many farmers who were already suffering the effects of the great depression, the dust clouds were the final blow. they sold or abandoned their land and moved west to start over." (Hurt) This was a time when farmers where forced to move and leave their farms. With the amount of farmers giving up the price for food would go up. In the movie Cinderella Man James Braddock struggles to pay for food to feed his family part of this is because of the effects of the dust bowl. I believe that natural disasters forced Braddock to keep fighting so he could try and afford to put food on the table. Another factor during this time period was how badly the economy was failing. The economy was so bad at this time that it would be known as the great depression. In par 2 of “Great Depression” it says “.... the stock market crash dramatically shook public confidence in the U.S. economy.”(Edsforth) the stock market crashing caused many company’s to lose money. With their money dwindling work places were forced to fire workers. In Cinderella Man Braddock had to wait to be handpicked for a job daily if he was picked at all and to make it worse he was competing with over fifty people for 12 jobs at most. In the first par of Laura Hillenbrand’s “Horse Racing” we learn “During the height of the great depression in the 1930s, millions of Americans looked to sports and entertainment to help then briefly forget about the economic devastation that had taken its toll around the country”(Hillenbrand) this shows that even

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