Early 1930's: Tariffs Worsened The Great Depression

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The Early 1930’s was a dismal time for America. The people were living in horrible conditions. There seemed like there was no hope for America any more. Three problems that caused or worsened the Great Depression were increased tariffs, low wages, and the Stock Market Crash. First, tariffs worsened the Great Depression because increased taxes made it harder for people to buy products from out of country. According to document 7, the “Senate ‘Farm Bloc’ Starts battle for higher taxes”. This affected the Great Depression because when people couldn’t buy out of country products, it affected International Trade. It was getting harder for International Products to come into the US and other countries were starting to get frustrated. Tariffs wouldn’t

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