Inaccuracies In Cinderella Man

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The Great Depression was the worst economic downturn in the history of the world. It began in the United States when the stock market crashed in October 1929. Everybody was sent into a panic and millions of investors were wiped out. Unemployment levels began to rise after consumer spending and investment dropped, while stock prices continued to increase. Companies started to lay off their workers, and soon nearly thirteen to fifteen million people in America were without jobs. The people who were lucky enough to keep the job they had were paid much less than they were before. More and more people were becoming homeless, and some were struggling to support their family. President Franklin D. Roosevelt put reform and relief measures into place, …show more content…

The movie accurately depicted the story of James J. Braddock, a successful boxer, before the Depression. The inaccuracies in the movie were overlooked with how accurate the other parts of the movie were. The actors and actresses of the movie played their parts perfectly, especially Russell Crowe. Crowe played his part as James so well that one could almost think he was the real James J. Braddock. Cinderella man is a powerful and moving story about a poor, local man having the courage to keep boxing and eventually becoming the heavyweight champion of the …show more content…

It raised the United States tariffs to unreasonably high levels. Although the tariff made life hard, it did not cause the Great Depression. The Hawley-Smoot Tariff became a symbol of the “beggar-thy-neighbor" policies, which were policies designed to improve a person’s own lot at the expense of others. These policies contributed to the decline of international trade. The original intent of the Act was to preserve mainly the agricultural jobs in America and protect the people from foreign agricultural imports. Calls for increased protection came in from industrial sector special interest groups, and a bill meant to provide relief for farmers became the reason to raise tariffs in all sectors of the economy. Congress had agreed to tariff levels that exceeded the high rates established by the Fordney-McCumber Act in 1922 and represented among the most protectionist tariffs in the United States history. The Hawley-Smoot Tariff is connected to the film because it was passed while the Great Depression took

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