Great Depression DBQ Essay

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The Great Depression to many people was a time of great loss. The loss of lives, jobs, and money all contribute to its horrible past. But for many others, it was a time of gain and prosperity. They looked at it in a moral way, not a financial way. Think of all the life lessons learned and put to work. It's truly remarkable what America overcame. One of the most valuable lessons learned was to never give up. As simple as it sounds, you should never give up. Take the Broncos as an example. Like the country, they were struggling. Almost every game was lost and people began to lose hope. But the Broncos kept pushing on, like our country!!! Finally, a game was one. Things were starting to look up and hope arose. This was the same for America, just of course not in football. See, America came out of the depression stronger than ever proving that it never gave up. In Source #1 it says, "Although the economy returned to normal after the Great Depression, memories of those …show more content…

In other words, always find hope, because of no matter the situation, there is always hope. Source #2 describe the horrible time by saying, "Values have shrunken to fantastic levels; taxes have risen; our ability to pay has fallen; governments of all kinds are faced with serious curtailment of income; the means of exchange are frozen in the currents of trade; the withered leaves of industrial enterprise lie on every side; farmers find no markets for their produce; the savings of many years in thousands of families are gone." But between these lines you can see, that was in the past, look at the present. It's pretty well off, isn't it? Franklin D Roosevelt was and still is one of the histories most famous people. He's known for keeping the country strong in times of devastation. FDR never gave up or lost hope. He knew his country was too good to crumble. America proved it had hope, someone just had to find

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