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The Great Depression

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FC: The acts of the Great Depression.

1: What caused the Great Depression? | Progressive spending with which the progressives went overboard and soon got deeply in debt which made them have to rise the prices of everything to re-pay the money they borrowed and spent on which they did not have.

2: How long did the Great Depression last? | The Great Depression lasted a very long time. It started in 1929 and ended in 1941 with the start of WW2. Twelve long years of suffering brought much panic and death among Americans.

3: What was life like during the Great Depression? | Life for victims during the Great Depression was full of death, illnesses, sadness and suffering. People were sent out into the streets with rags for clothes on their back because they couldn't afford their house income, so the bank took their house and sent the people out in the streets with no way for them to fend for themselves. Luckily, farmers had it better than townsmen. The bank would sell the farmland, and fellow neighbors would bid horribly low prices like 25 cents for a plow and once the land was bought, the neighbors would return it to the farmer who lost it.

4: Who was affected during the Great Depression? | Everybody was affected during the Great Depression. The rich were no longer rich, because they had to put their whole fortune into just buying one loaf of bread. The poor were probably affected the most because they could hardly afford much food before the depression started and now with bread costing thousands of dollars, they would not be able to come even close to affording that high price. So most of the poor people stole food or starved to death during the depression. Those who were not homeless lived in Hoovervilles outside the large cities.

5: How did the Great Depression end? | The great depression ended by Hoover loosing his re-election and Franklin Delano Roosevelt taking over the country and the start of World War 2 began, with the need of steel for airplanes and weapons for the war, sending people back to work with average payment and equal shares of work. Jobs came flying and starving people were able to buy food which they bought from farmers. Goods stopped rotting in the field and there was no more suffering, for the great depression had finally come to an end.

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