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The Great Depression

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Clayton Wackerman

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Transcript of The Great Depression

• Families were famine stricken and dirt poor.
• It was a desperate time, lots of people were jobless.
• People were lined up down entire streets sitting in bread lines.
• Soup Kitchens were always full.
• In New York City Alone there were as many as 6,000 apple sellers
walking the street trying to avoid the shame of panhandling.
• Panhandling is to go and approach a stranger and beg for items such as money or food.

The Great Depression

Causes of the Great Depression

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Causes of the Great Depression

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During the Time of the Great Depression
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The Aftermath of the Great Depression
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The Aftermath of the Great Depression
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Black Tuesday, October 29, 1929 was the day the Great Depression officially started.

This was a major cause of the Depression because every single company suffered from this event.
This led to less money being circulated in the economy.
Another cause of the Great Depression was bank failure.

These banks failed when all the people wanted to take their money out at the same time; at a time when the value of the dollar was declining.

People had no safe place to keep their money. As crime rate increased, it was much easier for criminals to steal that money.

Many people did not buy products because they were afraid of other economical problems and they could only afford essentials.

Many Companies went out of business because of this.

This put the economy into even further unrest.

• "Hoovervilles" or Shantytowns became immensely populated because of how many people lost their homes due to foreclosure and because they couldn’t pay taxes.
• In St. Louis there was a Hooverville that had its own churches, mayor and social institutions.
• Hoovervilles were just mostly rickety old shacks and tents.
• Some Shacks were made out of stone because of men’s old jobs but most of them were made out of old boxes and wood.

The drought in the Dust Bowl was a major cause of the Great Depression.

It was a gigantic drought that greatly affected the majority agriculture influenced states and was the only "natural" cause to the Great Depression.

It dried up the area of many rivers (specifically the Mississippi) and they were crucial to having a healthy economy at the time. This was because water was used to grow food and other things essential for living.

Large dust storms or "Black Rollers" would come in and destroy homes and infect people with various diseases. This prevented people from coming to work, thus making the economy even worse.

In the Great Depression, many families suffered not only physically, but mentally.
Fathers felt useless to the family if they could not work. This brought them into a state of sadness.
This vicious cycle caused disrupt in the family. Mothers were frustrated with the fathers because they could not work and the children were upset because their parents were fighting. The Depression tore many families apart.
The average income of the American family dropped by 40 percent from 1929 to 1932. Income fell from $2,300 to $1,500 per year.

• The Great Depression was a very tough time and when Franklin Delano Roosevelt was elected he had some changes in mind.
• He served the longest term ever, which was 12 years.
• Americans elected FDR because they believed he could help them with the Great Depression
• Fair Labor Standards Act of 1938 established a mechanism for putting a floor under wages and a ceiling on hours that continues to this day.

The lives of children changed everywhere during the Great Depression.
Many cuts were made in the education budget, so the kids could not do their jobs as well when they grew up. This would also negatively affect the economy.
Studies show that 20.5 of American children suffered from malnutrition. This was bad for the economy because when the adults were too old to do their job any more, there would be fewer people to replace him.
Many children left the household to search for a sustainable lifestyle. Most of these kids realized that it was extremely difficult to get a job and were either forced to move mack with their family or live on what little resources they had.

To balance out all of this economic unrest, America sought to trade. America created the Smoot-Hawley Tariff which increased taxes on importations form other countries. As a result, the other countries no longer wanted to trade with the US.

World War II is considered the end of the Great Depression.
Many men moved out to join the war, so the people that left did not need to pay for the daily needs of those who were gone.
This seemed like the end of the war, but all it really did was make it longer.

All the expenses of equipment added up and were costly to America. Part of the End to the Great Depression was the New Deal.

The New Deal was a plan to recover from the Great Depression made by Franklin D Roosevelt.

The New deal was a plan that consisted of a series of propositions.
Roosevelt's goal was to ultimately rebuild everything. He proposed many Acts such as the Wagner Act and the Agricultural Adjustment Act. Acts such as these all pertained to the health of America's economy, infrastructure, and people. It was great that he did this because he dug America out from the deep pit they were in. Herbert Hoover said that this was just a passing event in America's time and they would just have to pull through on their own. Franklin Roosevelt knew that he was wrong
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The many policies of the New Deal drastically changed America.
A major part of the New Deal was the Monetary policy. This policy ensured that banks across America were stable and safe for citizens to invest in. It basically loaned money to banks so they could function again.
The Second War was A Wake-up call for Americans. It forced them to get jobs and rebuild their homes and infrastructure despite the difficulty. World War II (Much like the first one) made women do the jobs of the men. This made them feel important and that led to them thriving at their jobs. Although it was a hassle for the women to do their jobs and take care of their children, they pulled through. Overall, the combination of the New Deal and WWII are the two things that ended the great depression.
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