The Great Depression

By: Joniah Wideman

Time Period

The Great Depression was going on between 1929-1939 it was the deepest and longest-lasting economic downturn. The great depression began after the Stock Market crashed. By 1933 Americans were unemployed and nearly half of the country's banks had failed.

Purpose

The Great Depression happened because on October 29, 1929 the Stock Market crashed and sent wall street into panic and wiped out millions of investors.
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HOW DID IT EFFECT PEOPLE

The Great Depression did not affect everyone the same way. Many couples delayed marriage because the divorce rate dropped sharply. They say that it was too expensive to pay the legal fees and support two households. The rates dropped below the replacement level for the first time in American history.

HOW DID IT END

On the surface of World War II, seems to mark the end of the Great Depression. During the war people were sent to fight so it seem to help unemployment.