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Created with Fabric.js 1.4.5 Poverty In The 1950s How did poverty become so widespread?How did this poverty lead to activism? Loss of territories - productive land,industries and raw resources 3. 2. The Deutsche Mark lost 75% of it's value during WW1. It was after the war,however, when hyperinflationbegan Meat consumption dropped88% from pre-war levels = 50,000 deaths to starvation or hypothermia 1918 post pre Agricultural production dropped 16% 1 Out of Every 4 Americans Were Below the Poverty Line 5 Million African Americans Moved From Rural South to Inner City 1. Poverty Line Was Earnings Below $2,973 in 1959 Activism In The 1950s White Flight right wing (USPD) Designed to fix housingproblem by tearing down neighborhoods and building low income housing. Also introduced The Housing and Urban Developmentcabinet position, In order to improve inner city conditions. left wing Urban Renewal Lead to the destruction of property, and not enough was housing built The army was resicted to 100,000 men with other restrictionsalso taking effect: Movement of rich white people from cities to suburbs. They took with them precious economic resources. At the same time, the rural poor migrated to the inner city.The city lost a lot of business and tax revenue.As a result, the city couldn't maintain good education and infrastructure. Sparticist Uprising Did not fix the issue of housing Kapp Putch Mar 1920 (Fatherland Party) fwf 1916 Cost of a loaf of bread: Nov 1923 - 200,000,000,000 D Marks Sept 1922 - 163 D Marks Poverty & HowIt Lead toActivism 68% of zinc ore possessed 48% of ironore lost 26% of coalresources lost Example: ! Mexican Activism During WW2, many Mexican workers were allowed in to the United States to assist in the agricultural war effort. They were expected to leave after the warbut many stayed in the US. Many also came to the U.S illegally to escape poor conditions in Mexico. double click to changethis text! Drag a cornerto scale proportionally. Mexicans Received Extreme Prejudice The Longoria Incident: double click to Occured when an undertaker refused to provide funeralservices for Felix Longoria, a WW2 veteran, because he was a Mexican. Following Activism: Mexican- American Veterans created the GI forum. Ignacio Lopez founded the Unity League of California to register Mexican American Votersand give them a candidate who would represent them. Native American Prejudice & Activism: Native Americans were considered second class citizens. In 1934, the government began to stop subsidizing Native Americans.The Native Americans established the National Congress for American Indians designed to protect Native American customs and help them gain equality.After WW2 many Native Americans stoppedreceiving wages and outsiders came to mine their lands. Termination policy: In 1953, The government decided to give up responsibility for Native American Tribes.This was called The Termination Policy and it got rid of economic support,and the reservation system. Moved many Native Americans to the city.. Impact: It was a failure. It left many Native Americans without jobs, and therefore lacking medical care. They could not get jobs primarily because of racist views. It was abolished in 1963. A barrio, or ghetto, was torn down infavor of The Dodger Stadium, leaving many homeless.
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