American History The Great Depression

The Great Depression

American History The Great Depression

After the stock market crash in October of 1929, the United States went through a period of great economic crisis. The average family income dropped 40% causing great finicial difficulties. Around 300,000 companies went out of business. People were without work, hungry, and homeless. Soup kitchens helped people get a bite to eat.

During this time a great drought turned the Midwest into a large scorched area where dust storms were frequent.

President Roosevelt promoted a wide variety of federally funded programs aimed at restoring America's economy. This difficult time lasted for 10 years .

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Social Studies Lesson

Social Studies

Printable  Quizzes

Social Studies

Online Quizzes

 Lesson 1 The Stock Market Crash Printable Questions Online Questions  
 Lesson 2 The Great Depression Printable Questions Online Questions Activities
Lesson 3  Roosevelt's New Deal Printable Questions Online Questions
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