The Smoot-Hawley Tariff Act Of 1930

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The Great Depression was a stock market crash in October 1929. It was an age full of prosperity until the stock market crashed. It was a disaster. The Great Depression lasted from 1929 to 1941. This period created a lot of unemployment. Fathers would go out trying to find a job. The women would accept the charities because the family did not have enough money to buy food. The government was responsible for the Great Depression because they raised tariff prices, created the National Industrial Recovery Act of 1933 (NIRA) and they did not get involved with the banks. First, the government raised tariff prices in 1930 it lead to the start of the Great Depression. The Smoot-Hawley Tariff Act of 1930 raised import taxes. This tariff

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