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    The Great Depression was arguably America’s darkest hour. Looking back, modern day Americans cannot fathom the despair and hopelessness that covered America like an itchy woolen blanket throughout the 1930s. How bad were those days? What kept American families alive? Where was God? Now, imagine if another Great Depression happened tomorrow. Could America recover? As a student flips through his history textbook, he spots a photo of men lined up around a block waiting for bread at a soup kitchen. For a moment he ponders the picture, wondering why they couldn’t go to a McDonald’s or the grocery store. Then, he notices a picture of a World War 2 bomber on the next page and moves on. Simply put, today’s generation lacks comprehension of that kind…

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    The Great Depression, starting in 1929 on Black Tuesday, was the crash of the United States economy. During that time, 25% of Americans were unemployed, and millions lost their savings due to bank failure, leaving them poor and frustrated with the government. Causes of the Great Depression include the overproduction of crops and the deduction of consumer spending. After WWI, the demand for crops dropped 40%, lowering the prices of food, and forcing farmers to produce more to meet their budget.…

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    The Great Depression

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    this period of time was given the title The Great Depression. There were a variety of things that led to this period such as: Stock Market crash, bank failures, The Gold Standard, American Economic Policy with Europe, and the Dust Bowl. Those are the 5 main factors that influenced the start of the Great Depression. The Stock Market Crash wasn’t the start of it all but it was one of the biggest symptoms beginning on October 29, 1929. Black Tuesday cleaned out many investors because of their 16…

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    Alayna Wry English II Ms. Joy 20 October 2016 The Great Depression The world struggled greatly for 10 years from 1929-1939 due to one thing, the Great Depression. The depression left the world in ruins, but also taught America how to handle a national crisis. It tested the strength of people’s mental and physical health. The Great Depression had a lasting impact on the world’s history because it directly affected the economy, the people of all countries, and showed a glimpse into a future…

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    Sates had experienced several depression before, none had been as severe nor as long-lasting before October 24, 1929, “Black Thursday”, a world-wide economic disintegration, “The Great Depression”. At first many economists believed it to be a “mild bump” (2010, Allida Black; June Hopkins), in no case, worse than the recession after World War I, but to their surprise’s number rapidly worsened, and the stock market fell dramatically 12.8% (2010, Allida Black; June Hopkins).By the spring of 1933,…

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    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…

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    The Great Depression On October 24, 1929, “Black Thursday”, the Wall Street stock market collapsed, initiating the onset of one of America’s darkest times in history, the Great Depression. This economic downward spiral, caused banks to close, unemployment to rise, people to lose their homes, and a panic amongst the people, affecting every household, every man, women and child. There was an increase in the suicide rate, in violence, families were evicted from their homes and not to forget,…

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    Great Depression Dbq

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    The Great Depression was a huge deal during the war. It made several people suffer for long periods of time. Going through these hard times they where very poor. The people during this time didnt have jobs, money to get food, or even places to live. They suffered greatly and where never treated fairly and lost a lot during this time, even people close to them. Family members died and friends. The Great Depression was a worldwide economic depression in the decade proceeding world war II. During…

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    What does great depression mean people who live in street, people out of work getting fire, and many people don't have nothing to eat. During the great depression many people of work all unite start many of them unemployed people to get on roads to travel to town to city to state to hoping that they'll find a job. They want a job to get money or even so they can feed their family, baby or even just them. Not so many people have cars almost all of them have to hitchhiked or rode the rails.…

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    The Great Depression was a period of time lasting from 1929 to 1939 (a ten year span). The event that started it all was the stock market crash in October of 1929. 12.9 million shares were traded on October 12, 1929. The day became known as “Black Thursday.” Five days later 16 million shares were traded, making that day known as “Black Tuesday.” By March of 1930, 3.2 million Americans were unemployed and most had already lost their lifesavings, homes, and their hope. Riots began to break out by…

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