The Great Depression

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The 1920’s was a decade of discovery for America. As mentioned in “who was roaring in the twenties? —Origins of the great depression,” by Robert S. McElvaine America suffered with the great depression due to several factors but it managed to stay prosperous at the end. In “America society and culture in the 1920’s,” by David A. Shannon there was much more to the great depression. It was a time of prosperity an economic change. Women and men were discovering who they were and their value to society in “The Revolution in Morals,” by Gilman M. Ostrander. Even if Racism still existed as mentioned in “ The Tribal Twenties,” by John Higham, the 1920’s still was time of change that affects people today. McElvaine describes misdistribution as the main leading cause of the great depression however; he also states that other factors could have contributed to the overall outcome leading to the Great Depression. He believed that the great depression began along side with the World War and it transformed the United States from being a nation in debt to a creditor nation. As the great depression began, weakness of the international economy and contradictory American economic policy was to blame. As the wheels of wealth started rolling, internal problems troubled the American depression more so than foreign problems did. Another aspect that leads to the great depression as mentioned in the article is the problems with American farmers having overproduction of agricultural commodities

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