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American History -- The Great Depression

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FC: Who, What, Where, When, How? Questions of The Great Depression

1: What caused The Great Depression? That's perhaps the greatest question of all. The answer though is not one issue specifically, but rather a whole combination. Let's start with the stock market crash of 1929, shall we? That's what really hit off The Great Depression with a bang -- even after only two | months since the crash in October, the stockholders had gone under at least forty billion dollars! And then came the bank failures -- many people were worried about their cash, so everyone decided to run to the bank to withdraw their money. The problem is, how is the bank supposed to pay you when they've literally been drenched of every penny in the vault? | What Caused The Great Depression?

2: Photos Of The Depression | Part I

4: The Great Depression was a worldwide catastrophe which struck many industrialized nations, leaving them in utter chaos. However, in terms of the United States, The Great Depression lasted from 1929 until 1939 at long last. | How Long Did The Great Depression Last?

5: Life during the depression was difficult for everyone, everywhere. Jobs were scarce and food was even more difficult to come by -- one account told of men fighting over a trash barrel in order to find scraps of food for their children. | What Was Life Like During The Great Depression?

6: Photos Of The Depression | Part II

8: The Great Depression affected all across the nation, from young to old. At its peak, nearly one-fourth of workers were unemployed which made things even harder. Some who became homeless moved on to form nomad packs, traveling from place to place. | Who Was Affected By The Great Depression?

9: With the help of FDR's "New Deal" programs, some success was made. Some programs offered jobs, which was crucially needed at the time. Yet, still, besides the plans founded by FDR, World War II surprisingly helped to bring America out of its recession. The war helped to boost production of supplies for the soldiers and finally pushed the United States out of the dark depression and into the light of prosperity. | How Did The Great Depression End?

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Sierra Hicks
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  • Title: American History -- The Great Depression
  • This will offer some insight as to the cause of The Great Depression, as well as life during this devastating time in history.
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  • Published: almost 10 years ago