The Great Depression of 1929 is shown in the video above. There were many people unemployed and they had to go to soup kitchens. There were consequences worldwide due to the depression. The Depression actually reversed the long standing movement of population from farms to cities. The image of big businesses collapsed with the massive irregularities committed by bankers and stock-brokers. Thousands of families had to move out of their homes and go to shanty towns, known as Hoovervilles. There was little money to provide relief for these people. President Hoover’s response to the situation was also very uncaring and inadequate.