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S: The great depression

BC: The end of The Great Depression 1939.

FC: The Great Depression 1930-1939 By Kyleigh Miller

1: The great depression was caused by not only one thing. One of the major causes of the great depression was the stock market crash of 1929. The stock market crashed on Black Tuesday on October 29, 1929. The stockholders had lost more than 40 billion dollars in just two months. Banks started failing after that, when the banks failed people lost there savings. The other banks just stopped giving loans. Drought occurred in the Mississippi Valley in 1930 and people could not pay taxes. All this was contributed to the great depression.

3: The Great Depression started in 1929 and lasted for about ten years. The great depression ended in 1939. It was the longest and most widespread, deepest depression of the 20th century.

4: Life during the great depression was very hard. Food and jobs were so hard to find and get. People lived in lines for government hand outs. Many people lived on powdered milk, dried beans and potatoes. Men fought over a barrel of garbage, which was food scraps for their families. Unemployment kept rising and children had to leave school to support their families. People were starving and would chew on their hands.

5: The great depression affected everyone in their own way. The days were hard whether you lived in a city or farm, and whether you were an adult or child. Families were unable to pay the mortgage and lost their homes or farms. Approximately 250,000 young people were homeless in the early years of the Depression. People went without shoes and warm clothes for winter. Schools were closed because they didn't have the money to stay open. About 3 million children between 7 and 17 had to leave school. Banks were closed so you could not even get a loan.

7: The great depression was weakening by the end of the 1930's, but after the bombing of the Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941, America went into war. Since there was about 10 million men and women enlisted in the military, the people back home could work in the factories to make supplies for the war. Because of the so many people who were needed to go to war, and the others working in factories to help soldiers, leaded to the end of the Depression. America's economy was in good hands ever since.

9: People had no hope for anything good.

10: No food | No homes

11: No money

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