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The Great Depression

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Ashlyn Mack

on 24 November 2015

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Transcript of The Great Depression

The Great Depression
What was the great depression?
Stock market crash of 1929 that left millions of Americans unemployed and poverished.
Women's Work and Economic Crisis: Some Lessons of the Great Depression
not highly discussed but women played a vital role in the Great Depression
women had to take on new roles in the household and workforce and were often criticized for it
sexual segregation and unfair pay
Franklin D Roosevelt
Civilian Consdervation Corps - giving young men jobs
Civil Works Administration - build bridges, schools, hospitals, airports, parks, etc.
Social Security Act of 1935
America's Great Depression by Murray Rothbard
discusses how the government’s efforts to “help” the economy only hindered it, aiming at the Federal Reserve
analyzes the events leading up to the Great Depression and how history basically repeats itself
December 1931
New York's Bank of the United States collapses. At the time of the collapse, the bank had over $200 million in deposits, making it the largest single bank failure in the nation's history.
Then and Now
During the Great Depression and the Recession of 2008 world trade collapsed faster than world incomes
Both Obama and FDR tried to spend our way out of recession, raise taxes
global economy has avoided global trade wars and banking collapses like that of the Great Depression, which could be because of improved policy.
The Great Depression for Dummies
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