The Great Depression


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  • The Stock Markets Crashed on October 29th, 1929, and began the American Crisis known as the Great Depression.
  • People rushed to banks to withdraw their money, but it was to late. Banks crashed with the stock market, and thousands of people lost their life savings.
  • As Banks and Stock Markets went down, farmers began overproducing crops and other goods. Soon, the land became fertile and caused lots of dust to spread across the plains dangerously.
  • Many people couldn't afford to buy food, so they waited in lines for hours for scraps of bread and/or soup.
  • Franklin Delano Roosevelt beat Herbert Hoover by a landslide and enacted the New Deal- An attempt to stabilize America and help the people suffering from the Depression.
  • As the world wide Depression worsened, many elected leaders that individually rule a country, known as dictators, created a new position in the world as totalitarian leaders and eventually began. World War II
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