What Was the Great Depression?

What Was the Great Depression?

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On October 29, 1929, life in the United States took a turn for the worst. The stock market - the system that controls money in America - plunged to a record low. But this event was only the beginning of many bad years to come. By the early 1930s, one out of three people was not working. People lost their jobs, their houses, or both and ended up in shantytowns called oHoovervilleso named for the president at the time of the crash. By 1933, many banks had gone under. Though the U.S. has seen other times of struggle, the Great Depression remains one of the hardest and most widespread tragedies in American history. Now it is represented clearly and with 80 illustrations in our What Wasa? series.
Publisher: Grosset & Dunlap, 2014
ISBN: 9780448484273
0448484277
Branch Call Number: jPAPERBACK
Additional Contributors: Putra, Dede - Illustrator

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