America's Contribution To The Great Depression Of 1929-1939

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The Great Depression of 1929-1939 was the most severe and the longest depression in U.S. history. Even though the stock market crash of October 1929, was the major factor for the depression, other factors contributed to the great depression. During the 1920s, America was experiencing a false sense of prosperity. Another problem was overproducing too many industrial goods which decreased the prices, and on the other hand, not having enough buying power due to the disparity between rich and poor (40% of the nation’s wealth was owned by the richest people that consisted only 1% of American population), also contributed to the great depression. During the 1920s, high tariffs on imported goods increased the profits of American companies, but as
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