The Great Depression

Could You Survive?

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The beginning.

The Great depression's biggest factor was the stock market crash, this event caused people to have too much supply and not enough demand, then as these supplies become more and more abundant they are worth less and less. Eventually the famine was spread all over the U.S. and millions became jobless, homeless, and starving
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Poverty on the roads?

The Great depression was a horrible time for most people of the middle class and lower class. This 5 Year period of poverty as Nick Taylor, from The New York Times, says "Roosevelt faced a banking crisis and unemployment that had reached 24.9 percent" this devastating time left many homeless such as my Great grand father, who had to live in an old car and a train car, and I'm sure also your great grand parents.
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Farms are in trouble?

While most people are unemployed by factory cut backs not many think of the farmers as having trouble. Farms were in trouble for many reasons, the first few are that the crops were not selling well in stores due to the lack of money to buy the food, and also the terrible dry spell that has caused crops to stop growing and dust to spread every where, aka the dust bowl. Information from english.Illinoiss.edu
The Great Depression