The Great Depression

What happened during the Great Depression, 1929-1939

Great Depression

It was a long and hard time for everyone. Afraid they were going to die. Also afraid they would never see their families again. Scared they would fall asleep and not wake up. See their kids school not open and then they wouldn't get educated.

Fun Facts

- in 1932 Franklin Delano Roosevelt is elected president of the United States(Farrell),

- in 1931 the "Star Spangled Banner" becomes the country's official National Anthem(Claudia and Bill),

- many people had lost their farms(Claudia and Bill),

- it was the longest deepest and wide spread depression of the 20th century(Wikipedia),

- in Europe world war 1 (1914-1918) caused devastion and economic disaster, the replacement costed over 337 billion dollars(Fetzer).


Farrell, Jacqueline. The Great Depression. San Diego: Lucent, 1996. Print.

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Reinhardt, Claudia, and Bill Ganzel. Wessels Living History Farm, 2003. Web. 19 Jan. 1016.

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