History of the United States
The Great Depression

Why was the Great Depression important to history?

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November 15, 2010 11:54PM

It was a real tragic time in our history. It also redefined how

our government looks at large economic problems!

Hope it helps! :)

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Because it was a horrid time in history the Great Depression

left many people with nothing to eat, and some resorted to eating

garbage or ate weeds instead. As well as this event in history

caused business houses to close down or not allow employment,

factories shut down and banks failed, farm income fell some 50

percent, and by 1932 approximately one out of every four Americans

was unemployed.


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