The Great Depression

The Great Depression
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  • Stock Market Crash and Black Tuesday
  • There's too much stuff and no one is buying anything.
  • Banks Closing
  • Closed
  • Married lost their jobs to men
  • This is my resignation form.
  • One of the reasons the great depression started is because the stock market crashed. Which is when there are more sellers than buyers. Many remembered that day as black tuesday.
  • Discrimination
  • Because of the stock market crash many businesses went bankrupt. Many wanted money from the bank, but the banks didn´t have enough money and closed. So many lost all their savings.
  • Married Women lost their jobs to men
  • We Want Jobs!
  • As many blamed women for taking their jobs. Married women whose husband can support their family eventually had to retire. Giving their jobs to men.
  • Hooverville´s
  • African americans had the same situation as women and minorities. White men were angered by the fact that African Americans had jobs and they didn't. So white men were very discriminatory towards African Americans.
  • Many were unemployed and only a few available jobs. Americans wait in long lines to get a job for the day. There is about 8 jobs available in a day, with little pay.
  • As many went unemployed and didn't have enough money to buy a home, many built housing communities out of scrap. Those communities were called hooverville´s. In honor of president hoover as the government wasn't helping people during the great depression.
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