The Great depression Introduction: The great depression of 1930 was one the most disastrous event in the economic history. It started from the United States and then spread to the other countries. It lasted for 10 years and brought immense problems for the people and the government of that time. The great depression of 1930 is studied as an example of how far a country’s economy can fall. The recovery of many countries, from the great depression started just before the World War 2.
Nallely Sagastume Pillsbury US History February 27, 2018 The Great Depression The 1920s was a chaotic time, it dealt with a worldwide depression that affected many countries but most specifically the United States. During this time the economy drifted into a deep decline and left many people jobless and struggling to financially support their families. Many things were going off balance and there seemed no way to solve it, the farming industry fell, unequal distribution of wealth was going around and overproduction was losing a great amount of money, these problems greatly contributed to the Great Depression. The world was falling into chaos but no one really knew what to do until President Franklin D. Roosevelt came up with a great solution
The people were in debt and and just dug themselves a deeper hole “,combined with production of more and more goods and rising personal debt,”(The Great Depressions) and had no way of making money to pay it all back without jobs. This all goes back to the roaring twenties when eh people bought and bought and dint think of the consequences. The biggest problem for the American was the stock market crash “the stock market crashed, triggering the Great Depression, the worst economic collapse in the history of the modern industrial world.”(The Great Depression) leading them into social mayhem. The people although causing this distress themselves sought out other things to blame while being completely helpless in their
The Great Depression was an austere economic depression that began in the late 1920’s and spanned until the late 1930’s. It was the longest and most widespread economic downturn in the history of America. It was characterized by the devastating effects it had on the United States. Personal incomes, tax revenues, profits and prices dropped, while international trade plummeted by more than 50% and unemployment rose to 25%. People all over the country were all impacted by this prolonged recession.
The Great Depression was catastrophic. It was a critical time period in our history when our economy crashed. People lost their jobs, and families became homeless. Back then, two million people were homeless(Timeline). Today, 564,708 people are homeless(Social Solutions).
Following the devastating economic disaster in 1920, 15 million people had not only lost their jobs, but a majority of their savings as well. Many of their homes were dependent on the money used for relief from the government. A number of business and banks were shutting down, the production and sales of services and goods were drastically reduced. All the while, very little aid had reached state level. By May 22, 1933, the Federal Emergency Relief Administration was set up.
One of the main reasons that people fled from the Great plains was the massive drought that occurred. Very few people had the money to pay for water and crops to keep their farms alive and well. By the late 1930s and early 1940s, two and a half million people had fled the Great Plains in the center of the U.S toward large cities and ‘Hoovervilles’(Great Depression. Facts). ‘Hoovervilles’ were towns that consisted of homes that were typically made out of cardboard and sheets For those two and a half million people, life began to become unsustainable as they could not grow crops.
was on a downhill slide in the 1930’s. Herbert Hoover was failing to keep the United States above water and the Great Depression had only just begun. On October 29, 1929, on Black Tuesday, the Stock Market crashed and sent investors into despair. The atmosphere in the United States started to decline rapidly, until 1933, when things started to look more promising. Franklin Delano Roosevelt, Eleanor’s husband, was inaugurated into office in 1933, in the midst of the Great Depression.
Although the Great Depression was relatively mild in some countries, it was severe in others, particularly in the United States. By 1928, Germany, Brazil, and the economies of Southeast Asia were depressed. By early 1929, the economies of Poland, Argentina, and Canada were contracting, and the U.S. economy followed in the middle of 1929. In almost every country of the world, the Great Depression caused drastic declines in output, severe unemployment, and acute deflation. Its social and cultural effects were no less astounding, especially in the United States, where the Great Depression represented the harshest adversity faced by Americans since the Civil War.
It devastated not only in the U.S economy and but worldwide. Before the crash, the stock market experienced an all-time high that the Dow Jones Industrial Average reached a record high 381.2. By November, it plummets to as a low 199 and with this low, it caused stocks to lose value about 90 percent. In lieu of the crash of this created a great depression, and it was the longest and most severe depression every experienced by the industrialized Western world. “The fundamental changes impacted the economic institutions in example, banks and macroeconomic policy and economic theory” .
On October 24, 1929, also known as ‘Black Thursday’, one of the greatest economic and social crisis in the United States of America begun. On that day more than 12 and half million shares of stock were sold, which was triple the usual amount. Next, over the following 4 days, the stock market prices fell 23 percent. Afterwards, the Americans had to face suffering and obstacles for the next 10 years. In 1933, the unemployment had risen from 3 percent to 25 percent of nation’s workforce and those who were able to keep their jobs faced harsh reductions in wages.
Many people believe that The Great Depression began when the stock market crashed on October 29, 1929. In the mid to late 1920’s the stock market grew majorly, the stock prices skyrocketed gaining interest from all kinds of people. As stock prices continued to rise, the market became very poplar. Eventually the stock prices started to fall during September through early October, and by October 24 the market was starting to crash. On “Black Thursday” (October 24,1929) 12.9 million shares were traded in order for investors to save what little money they could.
Five days later some 16 million were traded the stock market had crashed. These actions led to people being fired, wages fell. The Great Depression that hit the United States was the first successful attempt. The Great Depression had an effect on many families financially. The government decided to step in and that’s when welfare really started, the social security act in 1935 which was amended in 1938.
The Great Depression of 1929 was one of America’s most influential downfalls that crippled society for years. The depression caused many years of failure and poverty for almost all of society. The government’s role during these times was crucial and critical for turning around the economy. The depression had a major effect on government’s power and involvement with the people and states. The government was less involved before the depression.
The Great Depression was a worldwide economic downturn that began in 1929 and went on to 1939. This was the longest and worst depression experienced by the western world which caused fundamental changes in economic institutions, macroeconomic policy, and economic theory. It originated in the United States but the Great Depression caused rises in unemployment rates, declines in output, and deflation in almost every country. The timing and harshness of the Great Depression was different for every country, some were more affected than others The Great Depression affected lots of countries but very few were affected like Canada was. The Depression left millions of Canadians hungry and homeless.