The Stock Market crashes and the economy drops. Along with this downfall, many Americans are evicted and fired from their jobs and are forced to migrate to find new work.
George and Lenny arrive and begin working at a ranch in the Salinas Valley in California.
The drought and winds that turned parts of the Great Plains into the Dust Bowl drove hundreds of thousands of migrant workers into California looking for a better life, only to find little work and poor living conditions.
Start of WWII
Despite the need for warfare spending, the Great Depression comes to an end.