Iconic Images From The Great Depression

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The Great Depression was the longest economic depression in the Western world. It occurred from 1929-1939 but still wasn’t totally resolved until the beginning of WWII. The Great Depression began when on October 24, 1929 or “Black Thursday” investors began selling all of their shares. This continued until October 29 or “Black Tuesday”. Millions of people lost their money and went bankrupt. People began to buy on credit and then went into debt. Everyone in America was losing money. To compensate for the crash, people began firing workers and by 1933, 13-15 million of Americans were unemployed. Citizens lost their jobs, homes, and some even their families due to malnutrition. Iconic images from the Great Depression show people waiting in food
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