The stock market crash on Oct. 24, 1929, triggered the start of the Great Depression, but a combination of poor economic management and lack of government intervention caused the lasting recession. The economic prosperit... More »

The stock market crash of 1929 and the subsequent financial panic that followed marked the beginning of the Great Depression. The stock market crash caused consumers to panic and banks to fail. More »

The Great Depression caused many people to lose their sources of income and become impoverished. Birth rates dropped because people could not afford to care for children, and divorce rates dropped because people could no... 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 »

Reasons for the Great Depression include the stock market crash of 1929, the dust bowl storms of the Midwest, uneven distribution of wealth and rapid industrial expansion. A universally accepted list of causes does not e... More »

Franklin D. Roosevelt responded to the Great Depression with a series of economic measures collectively known as "The New Deal," which were designed to help bring the country out of recession, rejuvenate the economy and ... More »

The stock market crash of 1929 and the subsequent financial panic that followed marked the beginning of the Great Depression. The stock market crash caused consumers to panic and banks to fail. More »