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Hoovervilles-A Downturn In American History

Abundance of Hoovervilles
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Abundance of Hoovervilles

Hoovervilles were very popular among tenant farmers who had moved to the west. These people were poor and couldn't find a home. Thus, they opted to build shacks and live on the brinks of the cities. They formed Hoovervilles on the edge of every town.

As the years progressed, the depression got worse. More and More people started to migrate to the west. Thus, the amount of Hoovervilles across America continued to increase until finally stopped by the onset of World War II. The following table shows the number of Hoovervilles present each each of the Depression:

Year
Number of Hoovervilles in America
1929
403
1930
1345
1931
2674
1932
2959
1933
4123
1934
4374
1935
4473
1936
5024
1937
5140
1938
5230
1939
5331

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