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The Great depression

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S: The Great Depression

BC: The Great Depression was a very hard time in the world. There were not a lot of resources. Many people died and suffered through this situation. Although many made it out, many also died. It was one of the worst things to happen in history.

FC: The Great Depression | By: Christine Ramey Christine121133 Tues, Thurs-9-10:30

1: The Great Depression was caused by the stock market crash of 1929 and the bank failures.

2: The Great Depression lasted about 12 years.

3: It started in the fall of 1929 when the stock market crashed.

4: The Great Depression ended in 1941 when WW2 started.

5: Life during the Great Depression was the worst it's ever been.

6: The lower class people were now pretty much homeless.

7: Most people were suffering due to low income, if any at all, barely any food, and no place to live.

8: The upper class weren't suffering as bad as the lower class.

9: The Upper class people owned most of the shops and factories so they still had a bit of income, unlike most people.

10: When WW2 started the Great Depression ended.

11: People started working more. There were fathers and sons in the war while the mom's were in the factories making equipment for the war.

12: Many people lived in "hoovervilles". They were shanty towns built by the homeless people.

13: The homeless people used anything and everything they could get their hands on to build houses.

14: People slept where ever they could.

15: They made what little they could, where ever they could.

16: Not only did it affect Americans, it affected the world.

17: Due to our poor economy we stopped oversea trading. Which sent other countries into a Great Depression.

18: Companies started handing out free coffee and donuts to the unemployed.

19: Many kids were unaware of the situation and had no idea how bad it had really gotten.

20: Recovery was a very good time for the lower class people.

21: The lower class people actually had money for housing and food during the start of the recovery.

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  • Title: The Great depression
  • This is a story about the great depression. It answers a few questions.
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  • Published: about 7 years ago