The Great Depression

Apple Salesman: Symbol of Hard Times

We in America today are nearer to the final triumph over poverty than ever before in the history of any land. The poorhouse is vanishing from among us. Herbert Hoover, 1928

...[A] host of unemployed citizens face the grim problem of existence, and an equally great number toil with little return. Only a foolish optimist can deny the dark realities of the moment.Franklin Roosevelt, March 1933

I. Causes of the Great Depression

II. Stock Market Crash, 1929

III. Hoover's Response

IV. Election of 1932

See New Deal chart for specific programs.

Please cite this source when appropriate:

Feldmeth, Greg D. "U.S. History Resources" (31 March 1998).

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