Presentation on theme: "Causes of the Great Depression T ASK : I DENTIFY AND EXPLAIN THE CAUSES OF THE G REAT D EPRESSION ; BE ABLE TO PROVIDE SPECIFIC CONTENT RELATED TO EACH."— Presentation transcript:
Causes of the Great Depression T ASK : I DENTIFY AND EXPLAIN THE CAUSES OF THE G REAT D EPRESSION ; BE ABLE TO PROVIDE SPECIFIC CONTENT RELATED TO EACH CAUSE. Historians debate over the specific causes of the Great Depression. However, most historians do agree that there was more than just one cause of the Great Depression. This PowerPoint contains a brief overview of the causes of the Great Depression. You should be able to answer the questions that are contained within the PowerPoint. You should expand upon the notes that are provided.
Causes of the Great Depression 1. Monetary Policy 2. High Tariffs and War Debt 3. Stock Market Crash and Financial Panic Black Thursday Black Tuesday Run on the Banks 4. Overproduction Industry Agriculture 5. Unequal Distribution of Wealth
Monetary Policy Installment Buying Margin Buying 1929: Nearly 80% of the nations families had non financial cushion when the depression hit.
High Tariffs and War Debt What is a tariff? What is the Smoot-Hawley Tariff? How could tariffs and war debt be a cause for the Great Depression?
Stock Market Crash What happens if the stock market crashes? What happened on Black Thursday? What happened on Black Tuesday? Why would people run to the bank?
Overproduction Key Term? Overproduction in: Industry Agriculture Why would having too much of something be bad?
Unequal Distribution of Wealth The nations wealth was controlled by a small # of people. The middle was shrinking. People where either rich or poor. How could this be a bad thing?