The Great Depression
- On October 29, 1929 the stock market crashed, and it began the Great Depression.
- The Great depression had devastating effects in countries rich and poor. Personal income, tax revenue, profits and prices dropped, wile international trade plunged by more than 50%.
- Unemployment in the U.S. rose to 25%, and in some countries rose as high as 33%.
- Franklin D. Roosevelt started the New Deal to help the economy but it failed.
- In 1942 we entered World War ll and it got us out of the Great Depression because women entered the workforce as the men entered the armed forces.
This mother is a migrant pea picker which mean she moves place to place to find a job and she have to take her seven children with her.
Unemployment rose to 25% in america.
Women at work
during the war women when to work in factories while the men were off at war
key person invalid in the Great Depresion
Franklin D. Roosevelt was the most important person in the Great depression.Roosevelt immediately acted to restore public confidence, proclaiming a bank holiday and speaking directly to the public in a series of radio broadcasts or "fireside chats." His ambitious slate of New Deal programs and reforms redefined the role of the federal government in the lives of Americans.
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