The Great Depression And Cold War

Important Information, And Dates

The Great Depression And The Cold War Starting And Ending Periods.

The Great Depression Starting Period- 1929

Ending Period- 1939


The Cold War Starting Period- 1947

Ending Period- 1991

Information About The Great Depression

When it came to selling things on streets to make money, street vendors sold many things for example they sold apples, they sold them for 5 cents each. There were more than one kind of Depression's. There was The Great Depression and The Economic Depression. In both of these depressions, a lot of people lost their jobs. All kinds of people did, doesn't matter rich or poor. Not only did people lose their jobs but they also starved because of the lack of food. Farmers had a terrible time without jobs or income, but at least they could feed themselves. The Great Depression was a fight, and took place in the United States, Germany, and Great Britain. President Hoover thought that The Great Depression was over and that no one was starving but the truth was it wasn't over at that time and'people were starving.

Information On The Cold War

In 1946 Britain's prime minister Winston Churchill ¨Iron Curtain¨ speech marks the begging of the war. In 1953 more than 300 thousand east Germans flee to west Berlin and then to west Germany. On October 22, 1962 John F. Kennedy notified the Americans that Russia was smuggling missiles to Cuba. That's what's know as the Cuban Missile Crisis. The Cold War was a dominate international affair for decades. Some causes of the Cold War were Truman's dislike of Stalin, USSR's dislike of capitalism, and USSR's aim of spreading world communism. As the Cold War progressed the capitalist system of America and the wast dramatically performed the central planning of the communist economies. The Cold War was a fight between the United States, the United Kingdom, and the Soviet Union. In 1989 the Berlin walls falls down.
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One of the first images of missile bases under construction shown to President Kennedy on the morning of October 16.
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Relief workers at Annerley during the Great Depression, 1938 Line of unemployed male relief workers at Annerley in 1938, towards the end of the Great Depression. They are dressed in long pants and long sleeved shirts, and most wear hats.
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Soviet truck convoy deploying missiles near San Cristobal, Cuba, on Oct. 14, 1962. Taken by Maj. Steve Heyser's U-2, it was the first picture proving Soviet missiles were being emplaced in Cuba.

Why I Chose This

I chose these two topics because they have made a huge impact on our american history and our country. These two topics are important to me because they show us how people were treated during these times compared to how they are treated now.