Writing a thesis on the state of economy and how it compares to the 1930s Great Depression....I need some assistance.Writing a thesis on the state of economy and how it compares to the 1930s Great...

Writing a thesis on the state of economy and how it compares to the 1930s Great Depression....I need some assistance.

Writing a thesis on the state of economy and how it compares to the 1930s Great Depression....I need some assistance.

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litteacher8 | High School Teacher | (Level 3) Distinguished Educator

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Are you writing a persuasive essay? In this case, the most important point to consider is that you need to choose a side and stick to it. Some people say things are the same, others say they differ too much to say we're in a depression. Choose side, then support it, in your thesis.
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Ashley Kannan | Middle School Teacher | (Level 3) Distinguished Educator

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I think that the previous posts have spoken very, very well in comparing both economic states.  If I can broaden it, I would suggest that a primary comparison between both periods in American economic history would be that in both settings there was a lack of governmental regulation and oversight.  Both presiding administrations took the non- interventionist approach to economic affairs to a very strong degree.

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dbello | High School Teacher | (Level 1) Educator

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It is important for you to understand the purpose of a thesis statement before you can present one. Generally speaking a thesis statement informs the reader on how you plan to interpret or argue the subject matter. It serves as a sort of 'gameplan' for your paper. In order to develop a thesis statement you must take a stand on the topic.

Your topic is to compare the current economic climate in the United States with the economic conditions of the Great Depression...okay make a decision regarding the topic... are there any similarities? if so what are they? Remember a thesis statement takes a stand. Although I cannot write a thesis statement for you, I offer the following suggestions for your topic choices.

1. The connection between the reckless investment practices during the 1920's and those that preceded the November 2008 crash.

2. The role the banking industry played in the meltdown in 2008 as compared to the little to no regulation in the industry during the 1920's.

3. How one of the 'seven deadly sins' known as GREED consumed the financial markets during the 1920's and had a repeat performance in 2008.

Research the time periods, collect the information. If you use my suggestions to help streamline your efforts I think you will be successful in your efforts.

One other thing, I edited your question because you should never underestimate your capabilities nor deny yourself the accomplishment of a job well done due to your age. Just because you are in the 11th grade does not mean fanastic results are not possible....Good Luck !!!

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epollock | (Level 3) Valedictorian

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deltasmith,

Writing any thesis statement is easy to do if you understand what a thesis statement is. It is your guide and your plan on how you are going to write your essay. It offers your opinion. You have to prove your opinion in the body of your paper.

When it comes to a thesis statemnet, there are two kinbds: an implicit thesis statement, and an explicit thesis statement.

An implicit thesis statement is one which does not offer controlling ideas, or main points of your thesis.  For example, Global warming is caused by many factors.  It is implicit because you do not list the factors.  They are implied in your thesis statement.

An explicit thesis statement is one which does offer controlling ideas, or main points of your thesis. For example, Global warming is caused by melting polar ice caps, destabilization in the desalinization point, and increasing thermal surface temperatures. The factors are listed. They are explicitly stated in your thesis statement.

For an example that you could use in your paper: The current economy can be compared to the Great Depression due to falling national incomes, lowered real stock market prices, and higher prices for goods and services.

I wish you the best of luck in your paper.

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