Of Mice and Men Context

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1920s - American economy booming. There was low inflation, low unemployment and low interest rates.

1929 - Wall Street Crash lead to an economic depression. There were high levels of unemployment, poverty and homelessness. Labourers migrated west to California in search for work. Drought and over-farming were reducing the amount of fertile land.

1930s - Roosevelt became President of the USA with a  "new deal" to recover the economy. Improvement was slow and people, especially farmers, suffered a lot during the 1930s.

Travelling Farm Workers:

- Farmers couldn't afford to keep their land so many workers lost their…


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