The Great Depression America in the 1930's

"In the autumn of 1929 the mightiest of Americans wee, for a brief time, revealed as human beings." - John Galbraith

Fact One: The Great Depression was the deepest and longest lasting economic downturn in the history of the Western industrialized world, according to The History.com Website.

Fact two- The stock market crashed in 1929: consumer spending dropped and unsold goods piled up, which slowed production. Investors who had bought stock with borrowed money were wiped out completely. Businesses slowed production, unemployment skyrocketed, wages fell, and buying power decreased.

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