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Title: The Great Depression


1
The Great Depression
  • Tyrell Cooper
  • Karandeep Mann
  • Mohamed Moustafa

2
The Beginning
  • The start of the Great Depression in 1929.

3
What started the Great Depression
  • In 1929 the stock market crashed.
  • Economics debates were a factor in the Great
    Depression.
  • Drought and hurricanes in the southeast.
  • 9,000 banks throughout the 1930s failed.
  • American economic policy with Europe.
  • Reduction in purchasing across the board.

4
So why was it so bad?
  • Agricultural farms started to become less
    profitable.
  • Income was unevenly distributed.
  • Banks started to fail.
  • Most of it took place all over the United States.

5
The lucky children
  • The Great Depression was so bad even kids went
    out to try and get jobs for their parents.

6
The unlucky children
  • Some families were so poor and desperate that
    they even put up their own kids for sale.

7
What happened to people during the Great
Depression
  • About a million Americans lost their source of
    income, effecting both middle and working class
    families.
  • Poverty raised substantially
  • The rich were barely effected.
  • The farmers were paid low prices from 1909-1914
    and were paid not to produce any surplus crops.

8
How did people react to the Great Depression?
  • Riots and violence
  • Media was used to spread thought and opinions
  • Protesting and strikes
  • Racism

9
Farmers and Grocers
  • This is a picture of a grocer's store after no
    one was able to buy because of the Great
    Depression and this pushed most farmers and shop
    owners to shut down business due to the lack of
    money.

10
Programs created to help and relive
  • Franklin D. Roosevelt's presidency in 1933 became
    known as the "New Deal"
  • His New Deal programs focused on Relief, Recover,
    and Reforming the stock market.
  • The Relief programs were - CCC, FERA, CWA, AAA,
    HOLC
  • The Recovery programs were - WPA, NRA, PWA, TVA,
    FSA
  • The Reform programs were- FDIC, SSA, REA, NYA
  • Most of the relief programs involved employing
    people and creating jobs for the jobless.
  • The recovery programs mainly focused on
    long-range recovery so this won't happen again in
    the future.
  • The reforming programs mainly focused in
    reshaping the economy and reforming the current
    abuses.

11
Works Cited
  • Depts.washington.edu
  • Americanhistory.about.com
  • Beforeitsnews.com
  • Eyewitnesshistory.com
  • westga.edu
  • Google.com
  • APnotes.net
  • Fcit.usf.edu
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