According to the International Encyclopedia of the Social Sciences, the Great Depression was a worldwide occurrence that affected the majority of market-oriented countries, in particular those that were in adherence to t... More »

Because the Cold War did not involve actual combat but rather a situation of extreme tension between the Western Bloc and Eastern Bloc, there was no specific location. However, the primary countries involved in the Cold ... More »

Martin Luther King's "I Have a Dream" speech took place on Aug. 28, 1963, at the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, D.C. The large crowd of civil rights marchers in attendance were in the nation's capital for the March on W... More »

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The Great Depression had a huge social and psychological impact on people as a result of the loss of income (and concomitant increase in poverty), the loss of income potential, the need for migration, and the length of t... More »

During the majority of the Great Depression, the President of the United States of America was Franklin Delano Roosevelt. However, the Great Depression began in 1929, when Herbert Hoover was in office. Franklin Roosevelt... More »

As a result of his commitment to balancing the federal budget and his business-friendly policies, President Calvin Coolidge successfully strove to maintain the economic good times the United States enjoyed between the sh... More »

The stock market crash and subsequent economic depression, known as the Great Depression, hit the deep South much harder than the rest of the country. Life was difficult for all Southerners, particularly African-American... More »

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