Great depress


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  • The starting point of the Great Depression was when the stocks crashed on October 24, 1929. People gathered near banks frantically trying to sell their stocks.
  • U.S Bank
  • When more people started selling their stocks, banks started making people pay more quicker than before. As a result, many homes and farms had to close due to them not being able to pay quick enough.
  • As the amount of people selling their stocks increased further, the banks money started running out. Most banks were forced to close because they ran out of money.
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  • U.S Bank
  • For sale
  • When the banks closed, many people ran out of money to pay for their houses. As a result, many Americans became homeless.
  • Help
  • Closed
  • To make matters worse, storms of dust destroyed thousands of crops for farmers (called the Dust Bowl), so the farmers who could pay their rents started running out. of crops, animals, and money.The dust killed thousands of people and animals and also gave thousands dust pneumonia (dust filling up in someone's lungs).
  • It took many years for a solution to be made. The 32nd president, Franklin Rosevelt, formed the New Deal. The New Deal was comprised of programs for employment and paychecks. Slowly, employment decreased. The real event that stopped the Great Depression though, was WW2.
  • We'll give out unemployment checks.
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