History Of The Great Depression

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Do you have a family member that lived through the great depression? If so, they endured a lot, it was a struggling time all across the world. The great depression started when the stock market crashed on October 24th,1929. This was known as “black Thursday”. The great depression didn’t end until 1939. It was the hardest 10 years of American history. It didn’t only affect the American people it affected cities worldwide. This caused factories, banks and many other businesses to shut down, leading to millions of people becoming unemployed. The American people suffered tremendously. It wasn’t until Franklin D. Roosevelt was elected president in 1932, who projected a calm energy and optimism, famously declaring that “the only thing we have
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