April 23, 2003 By: Samuel Bradshaw, Ms. Walker’s 7th Period class The Depression that Smashed America Made with a Computer
April 23, 2003 Introduction In the book To Kill A Mockingbird, People were poor. Many people worked or bartered to pay their debts. This is how it was during the United States’ Great Depression.
April 23, 2003 Overview The cause of the Great Depression A few of the points or ideas included here are: Life during the Great Depression Resolving the problem
April 23, 2003 What Caused the Great Depression? There are many theories as to how the Great Depression was started. There is one common and well-proven theory that most people agree on. It was caused by stock market’s crash.
April 23, 2003 The Crash of the Stock Market In the 1920s, the stock market was flourishing. By 1929 the Federal Reserve was worried about the stock market’s extremely high level. Their efforts to stop people from buying stocks failed; the stock market crashed in October 1929.
April 23, 2003 Life During the Great Depression Living conditions in the 1930s were terrible. There were many homeless people.
April 23, 2003 By 1933, more than 11,000 of the United States’ 25,000 banks had gone bankrupt. Dav 1 Day 2 Day 3
April 23, 2003 Resolving the Problem The government did their best to help people. The “New Deal” was a program made to help resolve the problem. There were some places where you could get free bread or soup.
April 23, 2003 Conclusion The Great Depression was a time of great economical struggle. It was the longest and most severe depression in the United States. Almost everyone was poor.