The Great Depression and New Deal characterized the decade and left a permanent mark on the American landscape both physically and psychologically.
Our 1930s PowerPoint details the major causes and events during the era.
Does this sound like recent headlines?
Unfortunately, problems in the banking sector are not new in our system. The charts below show the Savings and Loans scandals of the 1980s, and how many banks closed due to problems stemming in part from relaxed regulations.
Conservative or liberal, we can all agree that taxpayers lose the most when greed is left entirely unchecked.
We found this gem of a primary source document while researching for our World History WWII PowerPoint. We wanted to see what was being said by major US leaders about the stock market crash, Great Depression and its effect on the coming war.
Hoover wrote this letter as a sort of insurance plan in case the incoming president was less than truthful about the causes of the depression. He wanted the letter kept secret so that it would not exacerbate an already tenuous situation. This firsthand account provides insights into what he believed happened and was happening in 1933.
Hoover delineates five periods and explains the conditions that led to the collapse of the US economy. He also gives specific recommendations to solve it.
We have included some questions and answers, please feel free to use them if you’d like.