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About the Great Depression

About the Great Depression
About the Great Depression The Great Depression was an economic slump in North America, Europe, and other industrialized areas of the world that began in 1929 and lasted until about 1939. It was the longest and most severe depression ever experienced by the industrialized Western world. Though the U.S. economy had gone into depression six months earlier, the Great Depression may be said to have begun with a catastrophic collapse of stock-market prices on the New York Stock Exchange in October 1929. During the next three years stock prices in the United States continued to fall, until by late 1932 they had dropped to only about 20 percent of their value in 1929. The Great Depression began in the United States but quickly turned into a worldwide economic slump owing to the special and intimate relationships that had been forged between the United States and European economies after World War I. The Great Depression had important consequences in the political sphere. Source

Poetic Techniques revision To Kill a Mockingbird: Important Quotations Explained Maycomb was an old town, but it was a tired old town when I first knew it. In rainy weather the streets turned to red slop . . . [s]omehow it was hotter then . . . bony mules hitched to Hoover carts flicked flies in the sweltering shade of the live oaks on the square. Men’s stiff collars wilted by nine in the morning. Ladies bathed before noon, after their three-o’clock naps, and by nightfall were like soft teacakes with frostings of sweat and sweet talcum. . . . This quotation, from Chapter 1, is Scout’s introductory description of Maycomb. “We have nothing to fear but fear itself” is the most famous line from Franklin Delano Roosevelt’s first inaugural speech, made after the 1932 presidential election. You never really understand a person until you consider things from his point of view . . . until you climb into his skin and walk around in it. “Remember it’s a sin to kill a mockingbird.” A boy trudged down the sidewalk dragging a fishing pole behind him.

Great Depression - A Short History of the Great Depression Historical Importance of the Great Depression: The Great Depression, an immense tragedy that placed millions of Americans out of work, was the beginning of government involvement in the economy and in society as a whole. Dates: 1929 -- early 1940s Overview of the Great Depression: The Stock Market Crash After nearly a decade of optimism and prosperity, the United States was thrown into despair on Black Tuesday, October 29, 1929, the day the stock market crashed and the official beginning of the Great Depression. And yet, the Stock Market Crash was just the beginning. Businesses and industry were also affected. The Dust Bowl In previous depressions, farmers were usually safe from the severe effects of a depression because they could at least feed themselves. Years and years of overgrazing combined with the effects of a drought caused the grass to disappear. Small farmers were hit especially hard. Riding the Rails Roosevelt and the New Deal The End of the Great Depression

Sample essays - Child's perspective, women etc.. BBC Bitesize - GCSE English Literature - Sample exam question (Wales) - Revis... The Great Depression America`s future appeared to shine brightly for most Americans when Herbert Hoover was inaugurated president in 1929. His personal qualifications and penchant for efficient planning made Hoover appear to be the right man to head the executive branch. However, the seeds of a great depression had been planted in an era of prosperity that was unevenly distributed. The Hoover term was just months old when the nation sustained the most ruinous business collapse in its history. Previous to the 1929 collapse, business had begun to falter. Hoover`s administration made a bad mistake when Congress, caving in to special interests, passed the Smoot-Hawley Tariff Act in 1930. Meanwhile, the president and business leaders tried to convince the citizenry that recovery from the Great Depression was imminent, but the nation`s economic health steadily worsened. A thirst for change The electorate clamored for changes. Significant legislation: Progress was made on the labor front: War looms

How to improve your grade - hints and tips To Kill a Mockingbird Quotes for Exam Revision GCSE English Literature One page of key quotes to learn for the English Literature exam on To Kill a Mockingbird, for AQA or the WJEC GCSE. Simple! Finches: ‘stripped of everything but their land’ ‘related by blood or marriage’ a ‘tired old town’ Atticus ‘read to us, played with us’ and treated us with ‘courteous detachment’. Boo is an ‘unknown entity’. Little Chuck poor but a ‘born gentleman’. Miss Maudie ‘benign’, ‘reign over the street in magisterial beauty’, mimosa ‘like angels’ breath’. Atticus to Uncle Jack: children ‘can spot an evasion faster than adults’ Scout: “I was born good but had grown progressively worse every year When she sees snow thinks: “the world’s endin’” Atticus ‘seems that only children weep.’ Calpurnia to Scout: ’it’s not ladylike’ Calpurnia ‘They’d think I was puttin’ on airs to beat Moses’ Scout but ‘you know better’ Calpurnia ‘it’s not necessary to tell all you know’ ‘made me think there was some skill involved in being a girl’ hand was ‘as wide as a bed slat and twice as hard’