Depression And The Misfortunes Of The Great Depression

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Following a time of growth in the United States, commonly known as the “Roaring 20’s,” came a time of many tribulations. The 1930s were marked by a time of attempt and struggle. After witnessing one of the United State’s most successful decades, Americans were faced with unexpected misfortunes such as the Great Depression, natural disasters, and wars. The Wall Street Crash in 1929, the largest stock market crash in American history, was the cause of the Depression. Although there were attempts to reconstruct the United States, matters increasingly got worse. This depression was unfortunately worsened by a major dust storm in the West caused by a severe drought known as “The Dust Bowl.” Many farmers were forced to move east and leave their land behind. This not only caused farmers to lose all of their possessions, but it also led to a shortage of jobs in the rest of the country. Families were determined …show more content…
Various men were sent to war to fight for their country. Americans were convinced that if they could end the war victoriously, the Depression could possibly be over. This made men eager to go to war. They were willing to do whatever it took to return to normalcy. However the U.S. did not have the money to purchase the necessary supplies. They traded with nearby countries and were helped by the countries fighting with them: Britain, China, France, and the Soviet Union (“World war II,” 2006, p. 7). These countries overpowered the Axis (Germany, Italy, and Japan) “because they organized their defenses and coordinated their efforts far more effectively than their enemies” (“World war II,” 2006, p. 13). The Allis were also better equipped with supplies and knowledgeable leaders. This war did ultimately lead to the termination of the Great Depression in America; however, there were more adversities occurring with the families, specifically women, left at home during the

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