The Great Depression In Rural America

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During the economic boom of the roaring twenties, rural America was challenge by the jazz age, women smoked, drank, and wore short skirts. Americans were buying automobiles and household appliances, which were bought on credit. Businesses made 65% huge gains but the average worker’s wages only increased 8%. On October 29, 1929 known as Black Tuesday the stock market crashed which triggered the Great Depression. It was the worst economic collapse in the modern industrial world. The great depression lasted from the end of 1929 until the early 1940s. More than 15 million Americans became unemployed. The recession lasted from December 2007 to June 2009, it began with the bursting of an 8 trillion dollar housing bubble. This resulted in
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