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The Great Depression affected mostly the metropolitan areas according to Vivian He said Salem was not really bothered by the Great Depression until around 1938 of 39 and the affects were still very minor and the Great Depression was pretty much over This was true because Dent county didnt have very much money and it is a rural area In Salem everyone know each other and helped each other out For example if somwone didnt have enough kerosine to light the lamp that night they would borrow some of they would just go to bed Another example If someone didnt have enough money for milk there was always a neighbor who had a milk cow and thats how they got their milk Most people lived off the land for everything so money was not that important For the rest of the country the Depression was felt It occurred from 1929 t0 1941 in the United States The falling levels of economic output resulted in widespread human misery the extent of which is measured by the rising level of unemployment increased poverty and high rates of default by both firms and households Hall and Ferguson 1998 p1 Vivians father worked in the Abstract and Insurance business He made 125 a plus commission a week He saved money by heating and lighting the office with a kerosene lamp However most people were not as a lucky many were laid off because most people worked for big industry in cities This cause the public to demand help from the federal government and the government responded and became bigger than ever The government responded by enacting a wide variety of programs under the New Deal With enactment of these programs the federal government became a much more important player in the national economy that it had ever before Hall and Ferguson 1998 p1 According to Vivian in Dent County most people worked for 50 a day and
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