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  • Black Tuesday
  • Prices are dropping! SELL, SELL! SELL!
  • The Dust Bowl
  •  Hello father, while you were out selling the last of the horses, another storm came through. Two more cows died and almost all the crops were ravaged.
  • I see...I'm going to have to leave the farm to go find work in the west you and your brothers need to stay here.
  • Government Help
  • We need not interfere! Everything will sort itself out!
  • Mr.President why have you  vetoed so many of proposed bills to give aid to struggling Americans?
  • On October 29, 1929, Black Tuesday hit,  billions of dollars were lost, wiping out thousands of investors. In the aftermath of Black Tuesday, America and the rest of the industrialized world spiraled downward into the Great Depression . Most banks closed as they couldn't  possibly have enough money as what people were trying to withdraw money, and sell stocks. Most of the causes of stock market mayhem were summed up in the decade and a half right before the Great Depression hit named the Roaring 20's. During this time  stores used a credit system where people payed back what they owed on bought items later on. Banks also gave out loans frivolously and low wages were not uncommon making for an already financially weak working class.
  •  Along with the stock market crash that happened on Black Tuesday, big cities weren't the only ones affected as much of the Great Plains, which was previously the greatest crop producing states in the country, fell into crisis. Dust storms, pest attacks, and malnourished livestock are all results that were caused by the lack of care and quick production of goods during the roaring 20's. So not only were the general populous becoming poorer, but farmers had to charge more, for there was a very low supply of food as well.
  • So hungry...
  • President Hoover  did extremely little in relation to relief for citizens during the Great Depression. Hoover was elected into office shortly before and was president for one term following his election in which he adopted a many principles, one of which influenced how he acted in many ways. In the chaos that ensued after  the months following Black Tuesday, Hoover neglected to construct any sort of intense federal intervention and opted to   show a  constrained response which was driven by his conservative political philosophy. He believed in a limited role for government and worried that excessive federal intervention posed a threat to capitalism and individualism.
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