Great Depression

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  • Hoovervilles

    Hoovervilles
    A "Hooverville" was a shanty town built during the Great Depression by the homeless in the United States
  • Smoot-Hawley Tariff

    Smoot-Hawley Tariff
    Act, U.S. legislation that raised import duties to protect American businesses and farmers, adding considerable strain to the international economic climate of the Great Depression.
  • 100, 000 Banks Have Failed

    100, 000 Banks Have Failed
    America's financial markets lay in ruin. Due to the financial chaos triggered by the stock market crash of October 1929, more than 9,000 banks had failed by March of 1933, signaling the worst economic depression in modern history.
  • Dust Bowl

    Dust Bowl
    The Dust Bowl was a period of severe dust storms that greatly damaged the ecology and agriculture of the American and Canadian prairies during the 1930s; severe drought and a failure to apply dryland farming methods to prevent the aeolian processes caused the phenomenon