Great Depression


Important Information

Government- In the Great Depression people were starving and things were destroyed. The president (Herbert Hoover) had to feed the people from starving to death. Herbert Hoover was a leader during this time. The United States could no longer trade goods to other countries. Countries suffered from the loss of U.S loans.

Economic- Many people lost their jobs. To be exact, 12,830,000 people were unemployed. the reason for the Great Depression is, the very first stock market crashed. Everybody was out of money and no one could pay back their loans so it crashed. Thats how the Great Depression started.

Geography- Farmers had to start all over and use new products for their crops to grow.In Texas the Dust Bowl brought extreme heat. The Dust Bowl happened in 1936. It was very severe. The Dust Bowl also known as the Dirty Thirties, was a period of very severe dust srotms that greatly damaged the ecology and agriculture of the U.S and Canadian prairies during the 1930's; severe drought and a failure to apply dryland farming methods to prevent wind erosion caused the phenomenon.


Fun Facts

On "Black Tuesday" October 29, 1929, the market lost $14 billion, making the loss for that week an astounding $30 billion. During the worst of the Depression, (1933- 1934) the overall jobless rate was 25% (1 out of 4 people) with another 25% taking wage cuts or working part time. The Three Little Pigs released May 17, 1933, and produced by Walt Disney was seen as symbolic of the Great Depression, with the wolf representing the Depression and the three little pigs representing average citizens who eventually succeeded by working together! The Golden Great Bridge was constructed during the Great Depression.

Kara Poff