TKAM Project: The Great Depression
By : Katie Severe, 4th Period
Pictures of the Great Depression.
What is the Great Depression?
The Great Depression was not only a nightmare that affected millions of people, but one of the worst depressions in the industrialized western world. It lasted from 1929 to about 1939. However, what caused this massive depression? In October 1929, there was a stock market crash at the New York Stock Exchange. By 1933, eleven thousand of the twenty-five thousand banks had failed and twenty-five to thirty-five percent of the work force were unemployed. Soon, this tragedy became international. Germany and Great Britain were also affected by the Great Depression. People decided it was time for a new president. In late 1932, democrat Franklin D. Roosevelt was elected president of the United States. He tried increasing government regulation and public-work projects, but they both failed to help society and the economy. In 1939, World War Two had started. This helped unemployment because a lot of people were employed in factories to help with the war. During the Great Depression, government didn't do that much to help, but now the government makes sure to ensure economic stability! Today, there is no depression and our economy is safer.
How is the Great Depression shown in "To Kill A Mockingbird"?
What does the Great Depression mean?
A normal family during the Great Depression.
A family living in pure garbage.
A very poor boy with no money; he is affected the hardest by the Great Depression.