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Title: The Great Depression


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The Great Depression 19291939
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Overview
  • Period from the end of 1929 until the onset of
    World War II, during which economic activity
    slowed tremendously and unemployment was very
    high.

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Overview
  • The Great Depression started with the 1929 Wall
    Street stock market crash. It had devastating
    effects on all sectors of the economy for over a
    decade.
  • Wages for workers who were lucky enough to have
    jobs fell drastically.

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Effects
  • Businesses Failed

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Effects
Financial Institutions Closed
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Effects
Factories Shut Down
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Effects
Farm Prices Fell Drastically
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Effects
Many People Became Homeless
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Effects
People Went Hungry
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Test Your Knowledge
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Question 1
In 1930, 5 million people were unemployed. By
1932, how many people wereunemployed?
7 Million
10 Million
13 Million
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YES
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Question 2
How much higher was African-American unemployment
compared to white unemployment?
1020 Higher
6070 Higher
3050 Higher
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YES
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Question 3
Besides African-Americans, which group suffered
the most during the depression?
Women
Whites
Farmers
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YES
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Question 4
Presently, accountants earn about 750 per week.
How much did they earn during the depression?
45 per week
95per week
65 per week
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YES
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Question 5
Presently, the average cost of a womans winter
coat is about 150. How much did it cost during
the depression?
5
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28
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NO Try again
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YES
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