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The Great Depression Explained in One Minute

The Great Depression began in August 1929, when the United States economy first went into an economic recession. Although the country spent two months with declining GDP, it was not until the Wall Street Crash in October 1929 that the effects of a declining economy were felt, and a major worldwide economic downturn ensued. The market crash marked the beginning of a decade of high unemployment, poverty, low profits, deflation, plunging farm incomes, and lost opportunities for economic growth as well as personal advancement. Altogether, there was a general loss of confidence in the economic future.
    • Stock market crash 

    • Banking failures 

    • Urban desperation politic 

    • Global comparison of severity 

    • Tight monetary policy 

    • Political responses of the depression era 

    • Recession of 1937–38 

    • Afterward 

    • Facts and figures