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The Great Depression

What things happened during the great depression?

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August 29, 2014 2:47PM

The Bonus Army marched on Washington, DC protesting about the government's failure to provide the "Bonus" promised them for fighting in WW1.Roosevelt setup the CCC and WPA to get people back to work, began the New Deal, started Social Security, and payed farmers to plow crops to prop up prices. Congress tried to stop most of Roosevelt's actions.

Prohibition was repealed.

Many US citizens joined the Communist Party, worried that Capitalism was failing.