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To Kill a Mockingbird

             "To Kill a Mockingbird" by Harper Lee.
             "To Kill a Mockingbird" is a fictional story set in a small Southern town, Maycomb, in the early 1930. The story is told through the life of a little girl, Scout Finch, and her relationship with the main characters her brother, Jem, father, Atticus, friend, Dill housekeeper, Calpurnia, and her dealings with the township people and events that happen in her town. It highlights racism, prejudice, injustice, socioeconomic status, ignorance and tolerance.
             In the 1930, actual events that were happening in the country included the Great Depression. The Great Depression was the combination of the unequal distribution of wealth throughout the 1920's, and the stock market speculation that took place during the latter part that same decade. The unequal distribution of wealth created an unstable economy. The excessive speculation in the stock market eventually lead to large market crashes. These market crashes, combined with the unequal distribution of wealth, caused the Great Depression.
             A theme that is affecting the United States today was also a predictor of the Great Depression. The disappearance of the middle class is a predictor of market instability. For an economy to remain stable any countries demand and supply must intersect. In an economy with such inequality of income it is not guaranteed that demand will always equal supply. Essentially what happened in the 1920's was that there was an oversupply of goods. It was not that the surplus products of our society were not wanted, but rather that those whose needs were not satiated could not afford more. In contrast, wealthy only had to spend a small portion of their income. .
             Farmers were also hit hard. The federal government favored the new industries as opposed to agriculture. During World War I the federal government had subsidized farms, and paid really high prices for wheat and other grains. The federal government had told farmers to buy more land, to modernize their methods with the latest in farm technology, and to produce more food.

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