The Great Depression
How long did it last?
the great depression last all through the 30's and even into the early 40's.
Events of the great depression
More than 3.2 million are unemployed
Franklin Roosevelt is elected president
FDR asks Congress to authorize $3.75 billion in federal spending to stimulate the sagging economy. Economic indicators respond favorably over the next few months. Still, unemployment will remain high and is predicted to stay that way for some time.
When did it end?
The start of World War 2
The end of the great depression wasn't on purpose, most people say it ended because of the start of World War 2. At the beginning of World War 2 the economy was stimulated because there was a demand for new industries to fuel the war.