Depression: The Worst Breakdowns Of The Great Depression

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Many people believe that the Great Depression was one of the worst breakdowns that has ever happened to the American economy. Scholars today know this, but still do not fully comprehend all the miniscule and major events that led this to happen which consisted of the stock market crash, high unemployment rates, low product value plus no sells, and bank failures. The Great Depression took place in the United States in the year 1929 and it lasted around a total time period of 10 years.
The Great Depression affected everybody in America differently. The wealthier people during this occurrence had a little-to-none impact and many wealthy Americans in the country did not know how much the lower class was suffering (America in the Great War, Eyewitness …show more content…

The Dust Bowl impacted Texas, Kansas, Oklahoma and part of Colorado the most. Due to the same mistake of over planting crops, these farmers would suffer a great deal yet again with a loss of over a million acres of perfectly good land. The crops could not grow properly due to the lack of rain and over planting so they rotted away, as a result of no rain, the soil began to dry up and change into dust particles. All of this dust floating around plus the strong winds in the “Great Plains”, caused dust clouds to develop which were harming the environment limiting the resident’s vision. Not only could they not see outside, but they also had to remain inside during the dust storms. The families that were living out in these open isolated areas, could not even go out to the market and buy grocery products they had to ration their food supplies until the storms had passed. But, farming was not the only department that had it rough; in this time period banks all over America were going through a …show more content…

Consumerism contributed a great deal because at the time, it was in a poor condition. Products could not be sold as easily because the money flow was not coming in as frequent due to the unaccountable cases of layoffs in factories. With the recession of product sales and overstocked products, the companies realized that they no longer needed workers so they fired them and those workers. The fact that the banks began closing also did not help improve the situation of plummeted consumerism, but instead worsened the

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