Describe the hardships that Americans faced during the Great Depression using historical evidence and examples from the film Cinderella Man.

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Cinderella Man is a 2005 biographical drama film directed and produced by Ron Howard and starring Russell Crowe, Renée Zellweger, and Paul Giamatti. It is based on the true life story of James J. Braddock—an Irish American boxer and heavyweight champion. The film is set during the Great Depression and describes many of the economic as well as emotional hardships that the American people went through. For instance, Braddock and his family struggle to make a living and put food on the table, which was often the case for a lot of families during the Great Depression. As the stock market crashed, many businesses failed, and the banks closed. Many people lost their savings, their jobs, and even their homes. Thus, they tried to provide for themselves and their families by finding small, underpaid jobs and usually worked as laborers, repairmen, or farmers and/or depended on government help.

Braddock tries to find work as a dockworker, loading and unloading cargo; however, he has a broken...

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