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    One of the lowest points in American history The Great Depression stemmed from uneven prosperity in the 1920s paired with the nation producing more than it could consume and the small foreign market for American goods 1 While American people suffered hard work became a necessity for most and a skill children were quick to learn Comics like Little Orphan Annie gave the people hope as well as raised Great Depression Gardens Date s 1931 to 1932 Location Wayne Michigan Tag s Thrift gardens Great Depression Urban Farm Detroit Immediately following the Great Depression the Mayor s Unemployment Committee MUC established a thrift garden program in Detroit Between 1931 and 1932 the height of the program the gardens supplied food and benefits for about 20 000 people Experienced gardeners would create model gardens for thrift gardeners to follow who were either welfare clients or those near the verge of dependency Strong Female Characters in Depression Era Media Date s 1920 to 1945 Location New York New York Tag s Urban Society Great Depression World War II Sexism Feminism Milton Caniff Comics Dragon Lady Cartoonist The Great Depression provided a hotbed of motivation that led to a dramatic change in the status quo of gender roles With unemployment at an all time high the duties of a housewife were suddenly multiplying both in importance and quantity This forced women to become more creative and tenacious bearing the responsibility of relieving the pressures of joblessness and hunger Housewives were intensely The Banjo s Role during the Great Depression Date s 1920 to 1944 Location Rutherford Tennessee Tag s banjo music folk Great Depression The banjo is a string instrument with a sound unlike any other It made parlor room music for the upper middle class and was a part of the Great

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    Ever Be President pondered the possibility of a female presidency in 1871 a year before the upcoming election of 1872 The tone in which the author wrote is misogynistic but also fairly common thought The author begins by saying Will a lady ever be President We hope so if she is pretty Beauty is a central theme in this article and it Strong Female Characters in Depression Era Media Date s 1920 to 1945 Location New York New York Tag s Urban Society Great Depression World War II Sexism Feminism Milton Caniff Comics Dragon Lady Cartoonist The Great Depression provided a hotbed of motivation that led to a dramatic change in the status quo of gender roles With unemployment at an all time high the duties of a housewife were suddenly multiplying both in importance and quantity This forced women to become more creative and tenacious bearing the responsibility of relieving the pressures of joblessness and hunger Housewives were intensely Sexism in Washington DC in the Early 1800 s Date s February 5 1800 to October 5 1816 Location Washington City District of Columbia Tag s Urban Life Women Sexism Sexism has always been a significant problem throughout America s

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    in Depression Era Media Date s 1920 to 1945 Location New York New York Tag s Urban Society Great Depression World War II Sexism Feminism Milton Caniff Comics Dragon Lady Cartoonist The Great Depression provided a hotbed of motivation that led to a dramatic change in the status quo of gender roles With unemployment at an all time high the duties of a housewife were suddenly multiplying both in importance

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    and a skill children were quick to learn Comics like Little Orphan Annie gave the people hope as well as raised Finding Hope in a World of Apathy Comic Book Movies in 1979 Date s 1978 to 1979 Location New York New York Tag s President Carter Jimmy Carter Comic Book Movies Comic Books Comics In 1979 the American populace was in a state of apathy and hopelessness feeling stuck in a rut with no positive change in sight Under President Jimmy Carter many people felt that because their problems could not be solved it was best to accept things the way they were Carter s foreign policies are still debated today During his time he unintentionally created tensions by endorsing the European The people s opinion at the international convention of comic art in 1968 Date s January 1 1960 to December 31 1968 Location Hudson New Jersey Tag s New York City 1960s Comics The people s opinion at the International Convention of Comic Art in 1968 In the cover of thousands of comic books Batman Superman and Capitan Marvel are displayed in courageous brilliance These comis books were once so cheap that you could pay 10 cents for each but in 1968 they were selling for approximately 150 dollars each during the International Convention of Comic Art Phil Seuling Race in Comic Books Date s March 25 1972 Location Cook Illinois Tag s race Comics The stereotypical superhero is handsome is strong has superpowers and is white Most comic books featured a stereotypical white hero who was stronger and was far more superior than any other Characters such as Superman Batman and the Green Lantern depiect the idea of the handosme and heroric white comic book hero that all kids are familiar with However comic books began

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    of the immigrants at the time when comics were becoming increasingly popular especially for the writers of those comics and themes of the comics as well The character a male must overcome a very specific obstacle to be the man brings about prosperity to the world for example Superman he must overcome growing up on an alien planet to essentially become known as the savior of man kind In any extreme the case for the writers of Superman were too immigrants from another nation who had to climb out the dark abyss known as poverty and depression along the way claiming manhood by providing for their impoverished families to become some of the most well known authors of comics of their time and to this day During Jack London s life span he has created some of the best pieces of literature known to mankind Yet he too was brought up in an impoverished life spending most of his years between jobs and sailing the world It was only after the depression and a trip to the wilderness of Alaska did he learn that his passion of writing In his book The Call of the Wild he exemplifies a wolf

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    Columbia Washington Warren Ohio Tag s Principle of Prohibition Prohibition The Principle of Prohibition by Doctor Ernest H Cherrington was an educational pamphlet written in the early 1900 s Dr Cherrington questions the principles of prohibition He was a general secretary with the World League against Alcohol he raises questions about people who question prohibition He doesn t understand why the people who are against prohibition still America Experiments with Medicine Date s 1900 Location New York New York Tag s diet Medicine Health Health Graham With the idea that America was the new Promised Land many Americans were open to everything new including ideas on health Diet nutrition and wellness were topics of debate often with men claiming to have the latest and greatest cure all remedy Reverend Sylvester Graham was an advocate for healthful living He introduced a restrictive diet excluding meat butter coffee tea and An Alabama Minister Fights for Temperance By Using Race Date s January 1 1900 to January 1 1919 Location Montgomery Alabama Tag s Prohibition Race Relations Temperance Movement african americans In the early decades of the 20 th century the Alabama Anti Saloon League published a brief flyer outlining the group s proposals The flyer is titled The Alabama Anti Saloon League and outlines four goals First To federate the Churches Sunday Schools Temperance Societies and other moral forces of the State in a conservative persistent and determined movement against the Adaption of Man to the changing of society Date s 1900 to 1916 Location San Francisco California Tag s masculinity Adversity American Society Since the advent of the earliest humans the man of the house was expected to provide for the family Subsequently with the advance of civilization all men came to learn that this is a fundamental rule of their

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    Tag s San Francisco Earthquake Natural Disaster The Impact and Memories of the 1906 Earthquake The great earthquake of April 18 1906 made the San Francisco Bay Area internationally famous in the geological world It was also the greatest ever observed by man The San Andreas Fault and Hayward fault were the main sources for the catastrophe Howard Many people lost their lives homes and loved ones Victims of the incident had to maintain Adaption of Man to the changing of society Date s 1900 to 1916 Location Tag s masculinity Adversity American Society Since the advent of the earliest humans the man of the house was expected to provide for the family Subsequently with the advance of civilization all men came to learn that this is a fundamental rule of their very essence and natural definition of what is a real man No matter their situation even if he is forced out of his own inhabitance that he must be able to use a combination of Conservation Conversation Date s 1907 to 1913 Location Tag s Environment Environmental History Hetch Hetchy In 1907 the city of San Francisco wanted to flood the Hetch Hetchy Valley in Yosemite National Park

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    the US fought against the Native Americans Although racism was fueled in part by white supremacy Native Americans also provided an impetus for this racism by resisting oppression by the United States government A major example of hostilities between Native Americans and the government were the Seminole wars in Florida The Seminoles were the most persistent in evading US military and government efforts to dislodge them They cost the lives of many soldiers in the US military throughout various wars Generally the Seminoles were regarded as blood thirsty savages and were an iconic bad guy in literature of the time period However as there are exceptions to every trend in the writings of Kirk Munroe the Indians were treated as equals instead of inferiors In his writings this was a common theme that defied the racism permeating US society of the time For example in a diary that Munroe had written which served as inspiration for several of his works he described his encounters with Indians These are graphic encounters but Munroe made a point to treat the Indians fairly and in doing this he escaped being scalped or beheaded This was a progressive way of behaving for the time

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