Brighten Beach Memoirs

By Neil Simon

The Great  Depression

The Great Depression was the deepest and longest-lasting economic downturn in the history of the Western industrialized world began from 1929 to 1939. The Great Depression began after the stock market crash of October 1929, which sent Wall Street into a panic and wiped out millions of investors. Over the next several years, consumer spending and investment dropped, causing steep declines in industrial output and rising levels of unemployment as failing companies laid off workers. By 1933, when the Great Depression reached its nadir, some 13 to 15 million Americans were unemployed and nearly half of the country’s banks had failed. Though the relief and reform measures put into place by President Franklin D. Roosevelt helped lessen the worst effects of the Great Depression in the 1930s, the economy would not fully turn around until after 1939, when World War II kicked American industry into high gear.

Collages In The 1930's

Tuition in the 1930's was $400 per year, which included the General Fee. Room's and Board's were $520, Text-books were $35, Clothing and miscellaneous: $260. I feel like back in the 1930's America didn't really have a good foundation, when the depression hit it had opened their eyes to bigger and greater things, basically they have to form a solid system. By doing that I feel like it has made getting out of the depression a little easier. I don't know much about all that had happened in the 30's but I know that most of their programs that they created worked well til this point. As far as now, with the government and other organizations cutting back,it makes no sense to me, times now are a whole lot different from then so I'm a little confused on the procedure that they are taking now. If anything I feel like they should take those same methods from the 30's, modify them and make it work for our time today to help us get out of this recession or what ever you want to call it. The mascot of The City College Of New York is a woolly beaver.

Prices of the past appear to be cheap, gas in the 1930's was about 17 cents per gallon. Back then sliced baked ham was 39 cents per pound, a dozen of eggs was 18 cents,

Stan's Apology Letter

Dear Mr. Stroheim,

             I would love to take this opportunity to apologize for my unforgivable behavior. The way I acted was unnecessary and inappropriate. It was no way to handle the situation.

             I understand the outcomes of my behavior and will take full responsibility for my actions. At the moment I wasn't thinking, but now i had to think about the situation.

With further due I believe you should consider my apology. I would appreciate if you take this to consider due to my hard working and effort I've put into this company. I've always bee on time, I'm reliable, and I was a great employe due to my communication with the costumers. I've been In the company for years and never had failed you before.

            Thank you for the opportunity and for your time.

                                                                                                 Sincerely, Stan Jerome


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