Dbq Essay On The Great Depression

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The Great Depression- The Great Depression was one of the worst times for the Western Industrialized World, when it came to its economy The depression originated in the U.S, after a fall in stock prices that began around September 4, 1929. Cities were hit hard, especially those dependent on heavy industry. The Great Depression affected anybody that was indebted. Some countries affected; Canada, Germany, Great Britain. Not everyone was affected in the same way during the Great Depression. Many of the rich weren't affected at all but the poor couldn't do anything about it. Thousands of homeless families camped out on the Green Law in New York City, which was an empty reservoir during the Great Depression. During the 1930s, manufacturing employees earned about $17 per week. Doctors earned around $61…show more content…
The American Dream is mostly impossible because of the amount of money that America is in debt. If America wasn’t as in debt as it is, the American Dream could be possible, but it would still be hard to accomplish. The American Dream began before the U.S was even born, starting in the 1600s
Not everyone has the same chance of achieving the American Dream. The phrase “American Dream” was actually put in a book by the famous historian James Truslow Adams. The book is called “ The Epic of America.” Fun fact, the book was actually written during the Great Depression. The American Dream has changed over time. How? Well before the American Dream was to leave behind their past and create a better one in America. An example of what they dreamt of was the social dream of equality (of opportunity) and a classless society. Now the American Dream is mostly about political and economic marketing strategies. Also now we want people to get away from selfish individualism and materialism, and to return to community spirit and social

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