The Great Depression was a time that the stock market crashed and world trade stopped, people didn’t have a place to live, and people didn’t have jobs. The Great Depression started on October 29, 1929, this time period was devastating to both rural and urban lifestyles. As a result of the Great Depression, the unemployment rate in America had dropped from a high of twenty-five percent to fifteen percent. The rich did not take as big of a fall as the poor did. Great Depression caused massive levels of poor, hunger, there were more people and less jobs and political unrest. The government tried to solve the Great Depression with the New Deal.
Basic Causes of the Great Depression The Great Depression was the longest American slump in the economy to ever occur. The Great Depression lasted for about a decade between 1929 and 1939, the dates of the Stock Market Crash of 1929 and the starting of World War II. A number of factors actually caused the Great Depression. One commonly known factor said to have caused the Great Depression is the Stock Market Crash of 1929, although this is not directly correct. The market crash was only a symptom of, as well as a transition into, the Great Depression.
The Great Depression is one of the darkest periods in America’s history. It was a time of despair for all Americans. The Great Depression was caused by various reasons. It also had many effects which left an impact on America still up to this day. At that time, there was no abundance of anything: not jobs, not food, and certainly not an abundance of money, but there was surely an abundance of sadness. America had no hope since the money was a thin, green line. The Great Depression impacted the economy, unemployment rate, other foreign countries, and the many lives of the people. The monstrosity officially began on October 29, 1929.
The Great Depression occurred from 1929 and lasted to the early 1940’s. It was a deep and tragic period of time where everyone was affected in some capacity. This period marks the longest most widespread depression in American History. It has devastating effects to both the rich and poor. Cities all around the world were hit hard by this crisis.
The Great Depression Emmanuel Kangah History 101 April 13, 2014 The Great Depression was a period in America’s history that scarred the economic welfare of it citizens, however when it was over the many lessons were learned and the American people became stronger than before. Leaders and politicians kept a positive attitude and expected that once the country bounced back from the lost, that it would be an uphill battle to sustain the economy. President Herbert Hubert stayed optimistic but he could not dodge being blamed for the economic downfall by the American people and as a result was not re-elected. Many believed that The Great Depression was just a recession that could have been remedied, instead leading monetary authorities made poor decisions that caused the recession to worsen.
The Great Depression was the most catastrophic economic disaster in American history. It affected all of the US from sea to beautiful shining sea. Old and young, rich and poor, black and white, everyone suffered the consequences of the over extravagant Roaring Twenties. Businesses closed, everyone was up to their neck in debt, banks failed, and the mid-west was soon a dust bowl from over farming and reclaimed equipment. With the Smoot-Hawley Tariff in place, deflation, everything imaginable bought on credit, and unreliable loans, everything adding up eventually led to the stock market crashing and the Great Depression.
The Great Depression was one of the most important historical events that has happened within the last century that impacted every Americans life one way or another. There were many factors that could be an explanation of why The Great Depression happened, but there is no one definitive list of the reasons of what caused The Great Depression. It was a mixture of events in the United States and outside of it that probably led to this period of time to happen. The main reason that everyone could agree on was the event of the Wall Street Crash of 1929. Because of The Crash, it made people go on a bank run which made thousands of banks to close because they simply did not have all the money for all the people wanting to withdraw their savings. Because everyone was trying to take their savings out, most people were turned down by the bank and essentially lost of their savings in the bank. The banks were failing and because they had no more money left, this stopped the banks from having available credit for people to use which made matters even worse for the people. This leads people to poverty and were left with nothing. Because people were poor and were scared of spending their money now, it made people stop buying extra things that weren't essential to live. This was the cause of the unemployment rates during this time period because if no one was buying anything, then there was no reason to keep extra workers for things people are not buying.
The Great Depression was a period from October 29, 1929 to around 1940, close to when the U.S. entered World War II. This period was an economic depression that was started by the Stock Market crash. Such a catastrophic time span has many different causes that can all relate and combine. The Great Depression had many underlying causes that started originated after World War I. A series of events, including the economic boom of the 1920’s were contributors to the Great Depression.
The Great Depression was a period in United States history when business was poor and many people were out of work. The beginning of the Great Depression in the United States was associated with the stock market crash on October 29, 1929, known as Black Tuesday. Thousands of investors lost large amounts of money and many were wiped out, lost everything. Banks, stores, and factories were closed and left millions of Americans jobless and homeless (Baughman 82).
Great Depression was one of the most severe economic situation the world had ever seen. It all started during late 1929 and lasted till 1939. Although, the origin of depression was United Sattes but with US Economy being highly correlated with global economy, the ill efffects were seen in the whole world with high unemployment, low production and deflation. Overall it was the most severe depression ever faced by western industrialized world. Stock Market Crashes, Bank Failures and a lot more, left the governments ineffective and this lead the global economy to what we call today- ‘’Great Depression’’.(Rockoff). As for the cause and what lead to Great Depression, the issue is still in debate among eminent economists, but the crux provides evidence that the worst ever depression ever expereinced by Global Economy stemed from multiple causes which are as follows: