The Great Depression Of The Roaring Twenties

analytical Essay
714 words
714 words

During the economic boom of the roaring twenties the average American was buying cars and household appliances, however most of those items were bought on credit, with the production of more goods and rising personal debts, people could not sustain their way of life. On Black Tuesday, October 29, 1929 the stock market crashed and triggered the great depression, what was said to be the worst economic collapse in history. Lasting from the end of 1929 until the early 1940s, more than 15 million Americans became unemployed. The great depression brought on social disruption, with an increase in crime individuals would do just about anything to put food on the table, more and more people were malnourished, some even turned to suicide as an option. Men were hit the hardest because they were expected to provide for their families, the percentage of women in the work force increased with them working in the traditional female fields of work. women who were desperate to pay the bills or feed their families would end up turning toward what was called the “world’s oldest profession” President He...

In this essay, the author

  • Analyzes how franklin delano roosevelt's new deal, a series of economic measures that were designed to lighten the worst of the depression, brought on social disruption.
  • Describes how huey "kingfish" long, a louisiana senator, craved power and attention. he supported roosevelt and the new deal, but criticized fdr for not doing enough for the poor.
  • Explains that charles coughlin, a catholic radio priest from detroit, was an opponent of roosevelt. he criticized communism, the president's administration, and capitalism.
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