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The Great Depression

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S: By: Daniel Burns

FC: The Great Depression

1: 1. What caused the Great Depression? On October 29th 1929 the stock market crashed. Stocks were higher than they were worth, then they fell sharply. This was known as the stock market crash of 1929 or black Tuesday.

2: 2. How long did the Great Depression last? 12 years. 3. What was life like during the Great Depression? Living through the great depression was very difficult. Many people lost their jobs and had little or no money. People would work for low wages because it was so hard to even find a job. Many people barley had any food.

3: 4. Who was affected by the Great Depression?At a very young age, the children had a big responsibility for supporting their families. They were hired for low wages in mines, farms, canneries and factories. Most of them h ad to leave school in order to earn bread. Most of them lost heating in the home as they could not pay their rent or electricity bill. Hence, some children had to live in extreme cold, without water, milk or gas. Woman were invisable because men were the ones who were supposed to have all the problems associated with the Depression. Women were also looked down upon because they got jobs and that took work away from the men. A man's family depended on him and that put pressure on him. He felt as though he couldn't ask for any support or help. In the end, both men and women knew they needed to have better ways of saving their money. African Americans had the worst experience. They already lived in poverty and by 1932 more than 1/2 of them were out of jobs.

4: 5. How did the Great Depression End? When world War II started men went off to war and women found jobs in factories producing weapons and Military vehicles. When F.D. Roosevelt was elected president He came out with a new deal program that helped Americans.

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