FC: The Great Depression By:Annie Stech
1: Different things triggered the Great Depression. In 1929, the stock markets crashed. Also, banks failed and couldn't pay back the people who had accounts with them. Because the people couldn't get their money back, people were left with no money except what they had with them.
2: The Great Depression lasted from 1929 to 1939. (10 years)
3: Life was very hard. Farmers had a tough time because they had extra crops that they couldn't sell. Families didn't have much money because they lost it in the stock market crash or when banks closed.
4: Everyone was affected by the Great Depression. Farmers, factory workers, business owners ect.
5: The Great Depression ended when WWII started. When WWII began, the countries that were fighting looked to America for supplies. This increase in demand for supplies helped America's economy to take off again and allowed more people job opportunities helping make weaponry and other supplies.