Great Depression Brochure

"Once I built a railroad, I made it run.

I made it race against time.

Once I built a railroad, now it's done.

Brother, can you spare a dime?" (USHistory)

The causes of the Great Depression: A lot of banks failed during the time during the stock market crash on 1929. (USHistory)

The timeline of The Great Depression:

October 1929: The stock market crashes. On October 24, Black Thursday, stock prices plummet and panic selling ensues as people try to sell stock for any price they can get. By October 29 -- Black Tuesday -- stocks will completely collapse and banks will be calling in loans. (PBS)

March 1930: More than 3.2 million people have became unemployed. "All the evidences indicate that the worst effects of the crash upon unemployment will have passed during the next 60 days." President Hoover states. (PBS)

November 1930: The road corners of New York City are swarmed with apple-merchants. Almost 6,000 unemployed people work at offering apples for five pennies each. (PBS)

January 1931: Texas congressman Wright Patman presents enactment approving quick installment of "extra" assets to veterans of World War I. The "reward charge" had been passed in 1924 (PBS)

February 1931: In Los Angeles, California, Mexican Americans are blamed for taking occupations from "genuine" Americans. 6,024 Mexican Americans have been deported. (PBS)

March 1932: Three thousand unemployed workers walk on the Ford Motor Company's plant in River Rouge, Michigan. Dearborn police and Ford's organization protects assault the specialists, assassinating four and harming some more. (PBS)

May 1932: More than 300 World War I veterans leave Portland, Oregon en route to Washington, D.C. to urge Congress to pass the Bonus Bill. (PBS)

July 1932: President Hoover signs a $100,000 transportation bill to help "reward Army" demonstrators in returning home. He sets a July 24 due date for the men to leave their camps. On July 28, when some "reward Army" individuals oppose being moved from their camps, savagery emits, prompting to the deaths of two veterans. Hoover orders Federal troops, under the charge of General Douglas MacArthur, to help D.C. police in clearing the veteran. (PBS)

March 1933: Franklin Roosevelt delivered his first address. "First of all, let me assert my firm belief that the only thing we have to fear is fear itself"-Franklin Roosevelt (History)

President Hoover
The Great Depression atlas map

When President Roosevelt became president, he acted swiftly to try and stabilize the economy and gives jobs to those who are suffering. President Roosevelt's deal permanently changed the federal government's relationship to the US. (History) "I pledge you- I pledge myself to a New Deal for the American people"

President Roosevelt

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