The Great Depression

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In History
  • The New Deal

    The New Deal
    The New Deal was a series of programs and projects instituted during the Great Depression by President Franklin D. Roosevelt that aimed to restore prosperity to Americans. When Roosevelt took office in 1933, he acted swiftly to stabilize the economy and provide jobs and relief to those who were suffering.
  • The Stock Market Crash of 1929

    The Stock Market Crash of 1929
    The stock market crash of 1929 began on Thursday, October 24, 1929, it was considered the worst economic event in world history
  • Smoot Hawley

    Smoot Hawley
    The Smoot Hawley Act is the Tariff Act of 1930. It increased 900 import tariffs by 40 to 48 percent Most economists blame it for worsening the Great Depression. It also helped a lot twords the start of World War II.
  • Unemployment in 1930

     Unemployment in 1930
    19.4 percent of the labour force unemployed, the equivalent of approximately 650 thousand labour years, unemployment
  • Major Bank Collapse

    Major Bank Collapse
    In December 1931, New York's Bank of the United States collapsed. The bank had more than $200 million in deposits at the time, making it the largest single bank failure in American history
  • unemployment in 1932

    unemployment in 1932
    The highest rate of U.S. unemployment was 24.9 percent in 1933. That was during the Great Depression. Unemployment was more than 14 percent from 1931 to 1940.
  • Unemployment

    Unemployment
    The highest rate of U.S. unemployment was 24.9 percent in 1933. That was during the Great Depression
  • A bunch of bank closing

    A bunch of bank closing
    After the crash during the first 10 months of 1930, 744 banks failed 10 times as many. In all, 9,000 banks failed during the decade of the 30s. It's estimated that 4,000 banks failed during the one year of 1933 alone. By 1933, depositors saw $140 billion disappear through bank failures.
  • Franklin D Roosevelt

    Franklin D Roosevelt
    The New Deal was a series of programs, public work projects, financial reforms, and regulations enacted by President Franklin D. Roosevelt in the United States between 1933 and 1936. It responded to needs for relief, reform, and recovery from the Great Depression.
  • 21st amendement

    21st amendement
    On December 5, 1933, the 21st Amendment was ratified announced in this proclamation from President Franklin D. Roosevelt. The 21st Amendment denied the 18th Amendment ending the unpopular nationwide prohibition of alcohol.