Great depression Presentation by: aidan and Luke

The Great depression was when there was a stock market crash which resulted in many people unemployed with very little money. "In the United States, the Great Depression began soon after the stock market crash of October 1929, which sent Wall Street into a panic and wiped out millions of investors"(History.com).
Over the next many years of the Great Depression, consumers spending and investment dropped. This also caused a huge drop in the Industrial output. Nearly 13-15 million men were unemployed! "By 1933, when the Great Depression reached its nadir, some 13 to 15 million Americans were unemployed and nearly half of the country’s banks had failed" (History.com).
Towards the end of the Great Depression the economy would start to do well again. Then WW2 started and made the American Industry produce a high amount of goods for the war. "The economy would not fully turn around until after 1939, when World War II kicked American industry into high gear"(History.com)
It started in 1929 and lasted till 1939 "The Great Depression (1929-39) was the deepest and longest-lasting economic downturn in the history of the Western industrialized world"(History.com).
This related to "Of Mice and Men" because Gorge and Lennie had to travel out a town called Weed and was forced to find a new job. Just like the Great depression many people had to travel and leave their city to find a new job to support there life
This shows the people lining up to look for a job. This is what an average day looked like once the stock market crashed causing the Great depression.

Works Cited

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Digital image. Great Depression. N.p., n.d. Web.

Digital image. Great Depression. N.p., n.d. Web.

Digital image. Great Depression. N.p., n.d. Web.

Digital image. How Hard Were the "hard Time" in the Great Depression. N.p., n.d. Web.

Digital image. World War II. N.p., n.d. Web.

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