The Great Depression Newspaper
for 10th grade United States History
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Completed by Ron Sliwinski
Taken in May
1936 by Arthur Rothstein. First settler on the Douglas County farmstead
in Nebraska. From the Library of Congress.
Life in America changed drastically in a very short amount
of time. From the end of 1929 to the early 1940s, the country experienced
the worst and longest economic collapse in the history of the modern industrial
world. This crisis was known as the Great Depression and it quickly
spread throughout the world. In the United States, banks and businesses
failed and millions of people across the nation lost their jobs. As
time went on, there was an increase in poverty, hunger, and homelessness.
There were many factors that contributed to the cause of the Great Depression.
However, many experts believe that this depression began with the complete
crash of the United States stock market on October 29th, 1929. There
are several different ways to examine the Great Depression. Through
collaboration with three other fellow team members, you will gain deeper
insight by studying four different analytical perspectives.