The Great DepressionThe Great Depression was caused by the stock market crashing in 1229. It made many people lops jobs, money, and houses. People who lost their houses became hobos. It took place in the middle of the United States or the dust bowl. The farmers were very poor and had to reuse soil over and over again. It became so dry that when a huge storm came, it caused great devastation for many people. It covered the entire land in dust.