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Top 5 Causes of the Great Depression

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Jo'nTony Lopez

on 26 February 2014

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Transcript of Top 5 Causes of the Great Depression

American Economic Policy with Europe
Smoot- Hawley Tariff was created to help protect American Companies
Drought Conditions
Bank Failures
Bank deposits were uninsured and thus as banks failed, People simply lost there savings
Leftover Banks ( unsure of the economic situation and concerned for their own survival ) were not as willing to create new loans.
because of the Crash and the fears of the further economic woes, individuals from all classes stopped purchasing items.
This led to the reduction in the number of of items and thus a reduction in the work force.
Were not able to keep up with payments done on installments plans. These items that were purchased were repossessed.
What Caused the Great Depression, the Worst Economic depression in the US History?!
3rd Con.
Unemployment rate rose above 25%
Because of this, there was less spending to help alleviate the Economic Situation
This was not a Direct cause of the Great Depression
-Top 5 Reasons-

1.Stock Market Crash of 1919
2.Bank Failures
3.Reduction in Purchasing Across the Board
4.American Economic Policy with Europe
5.Drought Conditions
Stock Market Crash of 1919

Occurred on Black Tuesday
4th Day of the Stock Market Crash of 1919
Worst day in history on New York Stock Exchange
October 29th, 1919
2 months after the original crash in October, Stock-holders lost more than 40billion dollars
Reduction in Purchasing Access to the Board
Top 5 Causes of the Great Depression
Top 5 Reasons of the Great Depression
Smoot-Hawley Tariff
4 Cont.
Charged a high Tax for imports
thereby leading to less trade between America & Foreign Countries along with some Economic Relations
Hawley-Smoot Act

1922 the United States Government passed the act
Nations retaliated and World Trade declined.
Instituted HIGH Tariff's in industrial products.
Last One
I Swear it!!
Mississippi Valley in 1930
Many people who lived in the area could not pay there taxes or other debts and they resorted to selling there farm for NO profit
Known as "The Dust Bowl"

Topic of John Steinbeck- The Grapes of Wrath
Made By-
Jo'nTony Lopez
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