Events that occured

Great Depression


The Stock Market Crash

stock prices plummeted with no hope of recovery, panic struck.

The Dust Bowl

Great Depression, the Great Plains were hit hard with both a drought and horrendous dust storms, creating what became known "The Great Depression"

Riding the Rails

Millions of people were out of work across the United States.While the unemployed hit the road, traveling from place to place. Hoping as they hitch hike on the train to seek for any opportunity out there.

Roosevelt and the New Deal

As Roosevelt took office, he closed all the banks and only let them reopen once they were stabilized. Next, Roosevelt began to establish programs that became known as the New Deal.

Why did it happen?

There were multiple things that lead to the depression. That affected the world as well, though it was a direct cause of the rise of extremism in Germany leading to World War II.


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