The Great Depression And Its Effects

2007 Words Mar 19th, 2016 9 Pages
“My parents survived the Great Depression and brought me up to live within my means, save some for tomorrow, share and don 't be greedy, work hard for the necessities in life knowing that money does not make you better or more important than anyone else. So, extravagance has been bred out of my DNA.” This quote from a child who was born and raised during the Great Depression is telling us something that used to be true to nearly everybody and is not as true as it should be today. This is an idea in which the majority of the families who survived the Great Depression lived by, and some still live by today. The Great Depression had a dramatic effect on many, and it affected almost every demographic not just the poor or the rich, and it was much more diverse than many think. The Great Depression had numerous causes leading up to it, and there were many special measures taken after to help stabilize as many people as possible.
Leading up to the Great Depression there were many different causes. However, many are led to believe that the one and only cause of the Great Depression was the Stock Market Crash of 1929. The market crash was one of the key causes, however, there were also many other causes as well. One of these causes was the numerous agricultural problems that Americans experienced from the 1920s through the 1930s. During the “roaring twenties”, many farmers bought up as much land as they could get their hands on, and they produced numerous different types of…
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