A few years ago during the Great Recession, my mom would lament about how scary times were and how it was similar to the Great Depression.
Without a doubt, the Great Recession was hard on many families.
People lost jobs, and sometimes it took them months or even years to find a new one. Some people lost their homes, and many others were underwater. Still, to say that times were as hard as those during the Great Depression was a gross exaggeration.
Let’s Put American Poverty in Perspective
Poverty in the United States During the Great Depression
The site Ohio.gov has gathered stories from the elderly recounting their life during the Great Depression. If you’re a history buff, you could spend hours reading the material. By recounting their lives during that time, we get an excellent glimpse into how difficult times really were.