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The great Depression

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BC: March 09 2011 bps | The End.


1: What caused the great depression? The answer to that is this. As prices soured so did business cost. This inevitably lead to a point where business’ were having a hard time staying both competitive and profitable. All this sparked the beginning of black Tuesday October 29, 1929 the day the stock market crashed. After the crash Americans started spending less and started saving more. This lead to less production and less jobs, causing unemployment to go higher and higher..

3: The great depression started in 1929 and lasting through most of the 1930s. It ended at different times in different countries. Almost all countries were affected. | The worst hit were the most industrialized, including the United States, Germany, Britain, France, Canada, Australia, and Japan. Cities around the world were hit hard, especially those based on heavy industry.

4: Life during the great depression was not fun. People would beg for food, people wore the same clothes, had no money, or no place to live. An African American man from Louisiana would ride a freight train up and down the state just to find food to save him from starving to death. It was a terrible way to LIVE.

5: Some children had to work because of the Depression. And the kids ran away from home and set their lives on the railroads. They were called The Box Car Kids.

6: During the Great Depression there were years of hardship. About 15 million people lost their jobs. People were unemployed and many lost their homes.

7: Married women faced discrimination and public resentment because they thought women are taking jobs away from men. The charitable organizations and President Franklin D. Roosevelt’s New Deal government programs helped Arkansans. In 1935, Arkansas became the first southern state to fill all its Works Progress Administration slots for women.

8: During the Great Depression families had a hard time getting by, especially during times of drought and bad harvests. One may wonder just how women suffered in this difficult time.

9: Woman would have to work long hours just to make sure her family got by. Sometimes women even worked outside the home to help make ends meet which made for persecution because some people thought that women were taking jobs away from men..

10: So many people were affected from the great depression. Rich or poor families. Farming and rural areas suffered as crop prices fell by approximately 60%.

12: People found places that were better than they thought they had before and lived in them. They were shacks and worn out fabricated tents. They had to keep there families safe and warm somehow.

13: H O P E L E S S N E S S

14: Fact: Those hurt the most were more stunned than angry. Many sank into despair and shame after they could not find jobs. The suicide rates increased from 14 to 17 per 100,000. | D E S P A I R

15: In the late 1930s, the Great Depression was weakening, but many Americans were still poverty stricken. Americans watched as German forces became more powerful and took over neighboring countries. With the invasion of Poland, World War II erupted in Europe. | The suffering American economy was given a boost when the fighting countries needed supplies and looked to America to make them. After Pearl Harbor was bombed on December 7, 1941, America entered the war. The U.S. enlisted more than 10 million men and women into the military. Since so many were fighting in the war, it was left for those left at home to work in the factories to make supplies for the war effort. 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.

16: No group in America were more adversely affected by the Depression than Blacks. Few Blacks had any financial savings to keep them from the full affect of the Depression. Blacks who had difficulty getting jobs in prosperous times had even more problems as competition for a dwindling number of jobs intensified. As a result, while the New Deal did not address lynching and other issues of great concern to Black-Americans, many Blacks benefited from the the overall New Deal relief programs.

18: So with the conclusion of that, the states were slowly coming back together and starting to recover from the horrible Great Depression.

19: Brittany Spada Mrs. S-H Monday Wednesday Friday 10:00-11:00

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