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The Great Depression

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S: The Great Depression

BC: The desperate need for soldiers, pilots, and workers to make ammunition, weaponry, and air/sea craft all contributed to the end of the Great Depression. The economy of America skyrocketed and was on the road to restoration. The war was the escape the US needed to get back on their feet again and recover from the Depression.

FC: The Great Depression By: Alyssa Link al113473 Tuesday/Thursday American History 11:00-12:30

1: Another main reason for the cause of the Great Depression was because people were using money that they had to barrow, the stock market would end up plunging. | There were a number of issues that contributed to the Great Depression, but the main one was the failure in the Banks.

2: The Great Depression ran from 1929 to 1941. That making it a span of about 12 years.

3: Most people had to give up everything in order to pay back the money they owed. Others were struggling to survive with the decrease in jobs. | Life during the Great Depression was that of the poorest conditions that you can think of. Most were broke and many of the local businesses were filing for Bankruptcy. It was basically survival of the fittest for most of the Americans during this hard time.

4: Families in general were also a group that were greatly affected by the Great Depression. They were forced to scramp and save right down to the penny. Also most families were unable to further supplies for their family to survive on normal rations.

5: One group during the Great Depression that was affected would be the men in the work fields. They were either getting laid off or there were no job openings because of all the foreclosures.

6: Another group of people who were greatly affected by th Great Depression would be the children of that time. Because the men of the house needed to find work and the women of the house ended up working for small companies THe children of this time ended up taking the roles of their parents.

7: Children to help out their families in need during the Great Depression were put to work in what is called a sweatshop. With poor working conditions most children were at risk for illnesses but were determined to supply an income for their family in need.

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