The Great Depression Aili Schiavoni

One of the many causes of the Great Depression was when people were losing their life savings due to the closing of banks when they were no longer able to stay open after the stock market crash of 1929.

This image shows how the depression affected the unemployed people of the country, causing them to lose their homes, and having to celebrate holidays, such as in the picture above, in junkyards.

The supporting article goes into depth about about the economic struggle of the people, saying, "the Great Depression caused drastic declines in output, severe unemployment, and acute deflation in almost every country of the world."

This video goes into more detail of what the new deal was and how it will benefit the people of the United States, via retirement funds and hiring thousands of workers to build skyscrapers and paying artists and musicians for their craft.


Created with images by Tony Fischer Photography - "The Causes of The Great Depression / FDR Memorial Site" life savings due to the bank closing., Accessed 10 Apr. 2017. Striker, Roy E. An image depicting a group of unemployed workers being forced into a shabby shack for christmas., Accessed 11 Apr. 2017.

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