By Marquest G.
Do you think the government should have control over his citizens, If so how much control do you think they should have. In 1930s the great depression took place in the United States and began soon after the stock market crash of October 1929. How much control should the government have over his citizens especially when it comes to their money.The government should have equally amount of control of his citizens For example, the government helped Americans by creating the TVA, Huey long had good ideas for helping the poor, And the great depression was negatively impacting on children.
The government needs to step up because kids’ parents don’t have the money to take care of them. In one of these photographs children were eating at schools because their parents don’t have enough money to take care of them(Photographs Az). During the Great Depression, photographs were taken to document the struggles of poor children. A 13-year old girl wrote a letter to the president’s wife. Eleanor Roosevelt, In 1936 in order to ask for a favor. “I am in the seventh grade but i have to stay out of school because I have no books or clothes to ware”( Letter from a 13-year old girl). Both the photograph and the letter show that young kids struggled through the Great Depression because they lacked necessities like food, books, and clothes In both cases, The government was expected to help, but in different ways-in one case, schools free food to kids and in the other case, Ms Roosevelt was asked for individual help.
The government helped Americans by creating the TVA. The TVA is a federally owned corporation in the United States created by congressional charter on May 18, 1933 to provide navigation, Flood control, electricity generation, and many more. The areas it took place in was most of Tennessee, and six others Alabama, Mississippi, Kentucky, Virginia, North Carolina, and Georgia. TVA built dams for the houses there were being built and need lights and other things. “Mother, I didn’t realize how dark our house was until we got electric lights”.( letter from a young boy just getting lights in his house). This shows how this young boy and his mother was struggling when they had no electric lights and they were reading books under laps, making ice cream in trays. But little by little they upgrading their electricity.
Huey long had good ideas to help the poor people and others in need. Huey long created a “Share the Wealth” program that set limits to how much money people could earn. He was a man that people consider he was on the far left. Long was a board with FDR’s new deal but abandoned later since he believed he did not do enough to eliminate inequality in the United States. “Long helped expand the highway system in Louisiana to minimize rural isolation and he expanded both hospital and educational institutions”. This letter shows that Huey long helped by making programs so people could have a good enough of money, People were being taking care of, and making sure kids had were good to school by upgrading the educational institutions.
The government should have an equally amount of control of his his citizen For example, The government helped Americans by creating the TVA, Huey long had good good ideas for helping poor people and others in need, And the great depression was a negativity impacting on children. People might disagree or argue because of social security taking a big pieces of money off of your check’s giving to people that can’t work, But when we stop working were going get less money because it’s going less younger people work then there were in there time. But I think the government should have an equally amount of control because it’s not far they taking money out of people check’s that they worked for but it’s also helping people that’s not our age because their bones don’t work like ours so they can’t move as well as us. The government also helped by creating this groups that helping poor people, Making better houses than people ever lived in, People like huey long expand highway system and both hospital and educational institutions, and also Making programs to set limits to how much money people could earn. So that’s why I think the government should have an equally amount of control.