The Great Depression began in the United States in September 1929 and lasted through 1939. With the stock market crash in October 1929 the depression was felt worldwide, with most countries experiencing extreme financial... More »

The Great Depression lasted for approximately 10 years, from 1929 to 1939. The stock market crash in October 1929 wiped out millions of investors and sent Wall Street into a panic. By 1933, 13 to 15 million Americans wer... More »

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The Great Depression affected Alabama by devastating farming businesses and the manufacturing industries in larger cities such as Birmingham. The beginning of the Great Depression as far as Alabama is concerned had no of... More »

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 »

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 »

Life in the United States during the Great Depression was characterized by unemployment, homelessness and poverty. Children and teenagers had little access to regular education. 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 »