John Steinbeck was born on February the 27th 1902 and died one December the 20th, 1968. He was a famous American writer. He is mostly known for his novel ‘The Grapes of Wrath’ which he published in 1939. He is also known for ‘East of Eden’ and ‘Of Mice and Men’. He was the writer of twenty-seven books, sixteen novels, six non-fiction books and five collections of short stories, he also won the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1962.
America in the 1930s was not a very happy time as it was just after The Wall Street Crash in 1929, also known as the Stock Market Crash. It started in October and was the most devastating stock market crash in the history of the United States. The crash started the Great Depression that lasted 10 years and did not end in the United States until the onset of American mobilization for World War II at the end of 1941. It was also a time when Hoover was in power and failing so ion 1933 Roosevelt took over and many people believe it was him that created the new deal whereas actually he created a new deal to fix it and failed it was actually the war that fixed it as it created new jobs for the American people.
The American dream
The American Dream is a national way of life by the United States, a set of ideals that states ‘freedom includes the opportunity for prosperity and success, and an upward social mobility achieved through hard work’. James Adams said "life should be better and richer and