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By: Alex,Connor, Justice, Austin and Brenna The Great Depression
Dates Of the Great Depression ●The Great Depression started in 1929 and lasted until 1939.
What Happened & Who was involved The Great Depression was longest-lasting economic decline in history. In the United States, the Great Depression began after the stock market crash on October 1929, which sent Wall Street into panic and wiped out millions of investors. Over the next several years, consumer spending and investment dropped, causing major declines in industrial output and rising levels of unemployment as failing companies laid off workers.
By 1933, when the Great Depression reached its lowest point, 13 to 15 million Americans were unemployed and almost half of the banks had failed. Herbert Hoover was President when the Great Depression began until Franklin D. Roosevelt became President in 1933 and helped lessen the worst effects of the Great Depression. The economy did not fully turn around until after 1939, when World War II kicked American industry grew rapidly. Continued...
Franklin Delano Roosevelt ● FDR launched his “New Deal” ideas March 4th, 1933. ● His plan put banking, working and emergency relief, and agricultural laws into place. ● By 1939, The New Deal had made a great impact improving American lives.
The Dust Bowl During the Great Depression, the Great Plains were hit hard with both a drought and horrendous dust storms, creating what became known as the Dust Bowl.This caused crops to die and the economy to drop.the Dust Bowl
These are example s of hoovervilles. A hooverville is a shantytown built by unemployed and destitute people during the depression. Hoovervilles
The Great Depression Videos https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VpKmfjf5tUk https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fFu7us6bNSQ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=imqJEJAfFvo
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