Then disaster struck... On October 29th, 1929, The Stock Market Crashed. The Dow Jones Industrial Average dropped 25 percent in the span of four days. It lost $30 billion in market value. That’s the equivalent of $396 billion today. It was more than the total cost of World War I. Black Tuesday hit Wall Street as investors traded some 16 million shares on the New York Stock Exchange in a single day. Billions of dollars were lost, wiping out thousands of investors. In the aftermath of Black Tuesday, America and the rest of the industrialized world spiraled downward into the Great Depression (1929-39), the deepest and longest-lasting economic downturn in the history of the Western industrialized world up to that time.
I went to find a new job, because we had lost everything. we starved a lot but i always made sure my wife and daughter had something to eat. it was so hard for me to see my family like this. I'm suppose to be her hero and give her anything she wants and needs.. now i can't be the dad I should be for her. I hate this for her so much. My wife understands everything but I hate that I can't be who she wants me to be because I can't take care of them the way I'm suppose to. But I finally found a job working in a factory making bread. So everything is okay for now.