The Grapes of Wrath: I'll Be There Speech
  • History → American History → Great Depression
  • Literature → John Steinbeck → Grapes of Wrath
Tom Joad explains to his mother the call to action he creates for himself in the context of the disheartening situation of the Great Depression.

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  1. What wrongs does Joad mention?
  2. What hopes does Joad mention?

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    By the end of grade 9, read and comprehend literature, including stories, dramas, and poems, in the ...
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    identify the impact of various issues and events on life in Texas such as urbanization, increased us...
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    analyze the effects of the Great Depression on the U.S. economy and society such as widespread unemp...
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    explain the significance of the following years as turning points: 1898 (Spanish-American War), 1914...

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