The Great Depression of 1929-1939 is a point in history that we as a nation have been luminescence. Luminescence is the emission of light by a substance that has not been heated, as in fluorescence and phosphorescence. The Great Depression was an economic down fall in North America, Europe, and other industrialized areas of the world. It began in 1929 and lasted until late 1939. It was the longest and most severe depression ever experienced by the industrialized Western world. In the article,” The Great Depression and U.S. Foreign Policy” introduced a leading cause to the great depression it states that,"[...] the First World War, which upset international balances of power and caused a dramatic shock to the global financial system" . Meaning that all the money went towards the war causing trade to go into a down fall causing a chian reaction shocking the global financing system affecting everyone around the world. The Great Depression was catastrophic it put over 4,000 banks out of business along with this we lost about $140 billion just through bank failures. It made daily life hard to get by due to the lack of jobs most were unemployed making families starve. Some parents would send away their children to families who can nurture them it was also really common to sell your own children throughout this era.
As a result of the Great Depression we have overcome that point in history that was filled with sorrow and darkness for many throughout America. This is what makes America luminescence within our great nation.