This chapter focuses on the stock market crash of October 29, 1929. The crash led to a worldwide economic depression that caused much suffering, especially in the United States as millions lost their jobs and homes. The chapter is divided into four sections: the Stock Market Crash, Social Effects of the Depression, Surviving the Great Depression, the Election of 1932.
Section 1: The Stock Market Crash
- Overspeculation in the stock market and the overproduction of goods resulted in panic selling that caused the...
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