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Great Depression

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Harty WHAP

on 7 April 2014

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Transcript of Great Depression

The Great Depression
The world experienced a short recession immediately following WWI
The 1920’s were generally a period of global prosperity
Ford Model T= 90% of all cars on road.
Reconstruction and Prosperity
1. Overproduction
more products available than people can purchase
2. Speculation
borrow money to invest and make quick profit
3. Lead to the Stock Market Crash of 1929
Causes of The G.D.
The interrelationship of loans and debts helped the depression spread from the U.S. to Europe, then to the rest of the world.
Most leaders reacted poorly
Franklin Roosevelt (US)—used New Deal to put people to work on public works projects
The Great Depression
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