The Great Depression Was The Worst Economic Downturn In The United States

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The Great Depression was the worst economic downturn in the United States. The attitudes of citizens before the Depression were much different than they were during and after the catastrophic crash of the economy. Before the economic collapse, the government took little to no responsibility for people’s financial security. They had very little power before the collapse. The mindset of citizens was to take care of themselves. It was not the government’s job to look after citizens. After the economy crashed, people’s attitudes changed. People started looking towards the government to pull the country out of the Depression. By 1933, close to fifteen million American citizens were unemployed and around half of the banks in the country had failed.

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