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The Great Depression

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Transcript of The Great Depression

Causes
Video
The Great Depression
By- Tyler Hebron& Kunal Aghera
Legacy
1929-1939
The Great Depression
no house, no food, no work, can I live?
"I Ain't Got No Home In This World" by- Woody Guthrie
Citations
John Green Great Depression Video- pasted below (used as a source)
Woody Guthrie Song- pasted below (used as content)
divorce rate statistics- http://www.shmoop.com/great-depression/statistics.html
John Green New Deal Video- pasted below
stock buying
lacking basic knowledge in economics
income inequality
overproduction
Hoover not allowing the fed. gov. to completely take control of the situation
buying on margin
America's weak banking system
having the idea of a distrust of central banking
the fed. gov. not giving money to struggling banks
debt from WWI
Hoover not wanting to let go of the gold currency
-people were investing in things they couldn't afford/consume so they couldn't pay the money back (made the owners think sales were good)
-people put all of their savings into banks rather than under lock and key so when banks lost the money it was not good
Why was it so significant? What was it like to live during that time?
Effects
bank failure
frozen credit less sales
deflation
high tariffs unemployment poverty and hunger families split apart
Average divorce rate, (per 1,000 people)
1920-1929: 1.6
1930-33: 1.4
1934-39: 1.8
1940-46: 2.8
1947-64: 2.5

https:// thenextrecession.wordpress.com/2012/08/06/the-great-depression-and-the-war/
^ Causes Graph
Soup Kitchen Background picture- http://www.history.com/topics/great-depression/pictures/soup-kitchens-and-
effects picture- http://news.bbcimg.co.uk/media/images/62283000/jpg/_62283287_greatdepression.jpg
Great Depression for kids by History Channel video-
FDR picture- http://www.biography.com/people/franklin-d-roosevelt-9463381
FDR quote- March 4, 1933
Dust Bowl picture-http://science.howstuffworks.com/environmental/green-science/dust-bowl-cause.htm
Bonus Army Protest picture-http://www.rpadden.com/bonus/bonusarmy.htm
Mom and kids standing up picture-http://www.abc.net.au/radionational/programs/booksandartsdaily/women-dustbowl-migrants/4645838
Mom and kids sitting picture- http://www.loc.gov/pictures/item/fsa1998021539/PP/
Children for sale picture-http://www.nwitimes.com/news/local/lake/hammond/sold-off-siblings-shown-in-old-photo-tell-their-stories/article_1c095598-89f4-584b-891b-7ef48a1e2082.html
Hooverville in Central Park picture- http://www.snipview.com/q/Hooverville
Hoover Picture- http://www.britannica.com/EBchecked/topic/271392/Herbert-Hoover
Hoover Quote- August 11, 1928
Clipart- Prezi
The conditions of life were absolutely horrible! People became desperate for a better life. They often ran away from their families, became violent, became alcoholics, and/or committed suicide (usually men).
Solutions
The New Deal forever changed the responsibility of the fed. gov.
Roosevelt's style of presidency set a precedent of how a president should/can run
citizens were open to take more risks for their overall well being
We now know way more about economics which prevents us from going into another economic depression (which comes with the effects stated earlier)
People before the New Deal didn't really expect the gov. to get involved when in trouble after the New Deal it was expected the only question was how they would
Gives you an idea of how hard it was to survive such terrible times during the G.D and the Dust Bowl
Roosevelt's relief,recovery, and reform programs presented in the New Deal
Roosevelt ended prohibition=better for the economy
formation of the Public Works Administration
The passing of the Wagner Act (allowed workers to voice any unfair acts going on in the workplace and go on labor strikes while not directly effecting the Union)
Common working poor people went on strikes for ex.- the Sit Down Strike of 1936 workers stayed in their auto shop workplace and stopped working to lounge in hopes of getting an offer of a higher salary to provide for their families (this worked)
fun fact
thank you- http://www.keepcalmstudio.com/_gallery/300/13dZ2lv.png
fun fact-http://factecards.com/twin-popsicles-were-created-during/
"We have not yet reached the goal but... we shall soon, with the help of God, be in sight of the day when poverty shall be banished from this nation."- President Herbert Hoover
"The only thing we have to fear is fear itself."- President Franklin D. Roosevelt
Hoover (1929-1933) was now seen as the President that left America hanging
Roosevelt (1933-1945) almost became known as the hero because he picked up where Hoover had brutally left people in such horrible conditions he began to positively rebuild the economy from the ground up
Average rate of unemployment
in 1929: 3.2%
in 1930: 8.9%
in 1931: 16.3%
in 1932: 24.1%
in 1933: 24.9%
in 1934: 21.7%
in 1935: 20.1%
in 1936: 16.9%
in 1937: 14.3%
in 1938: 19.0%
in 1939: 17.2%3

solutions statistics- http://www.shmoop.com/great-depression/statistics.html
As the Depression began to come to a close the Average rate of unemployment still was very high but for ex. comparing 1933 to 1937 there shows a big improvement
The Public Works Admin. gave the unemployed the opportunity of getting a blue collar
(for ex.- construction) job so they wouldn't have to completely rely off of Roosevelt's relief programs presented in the New Deal
Sit Down Strike picture- http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Flint_sit-down_strike
PWA construction site picture-http://www.gwu.edu/~erpapers/teachinger/images/fdrl_pwa_27-0904a.jpg
PS- had trouble pasting the actual You tube video links so I just inserted the videos here
"No man can tame a tiger into a kitten by stroking it." President Franklin D. Roosevelt
FDR solutions quote- December 29, 1940
GET IT?
(
WARNING
-this is not intended to be found humorous what so ever)
FDR New Deal Joke- http://imgur.com/gallery/XHJBSLR
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