A Car Goes on Sale for $100 After
the Wall Street Crash
The Great Depression 1929-1939
The Great Depression was a severe
recession that started in the United States and spread throughout
Unemployment was the word of the day.
In the U.S., presidents
Herbert Hoover, president from 1929-1933, and
Delano Roosevelt, president from 1933-1945, had
to deal with the Great Depression.
Recovery began in the U.S. in
The opening chapter of the Great
Depression is generally referred to as the
Stock Market Crash of
1929, or the Great Crash.
Especially bad was October 24, 1929,
also called Black Thursday.
And October 28, 1929, also called
And October 29, 1929, also called
Black Friday, however, usually refers to September 24, 1869, the
day when Jay Gould and
James Fisk tried to monkey with
the gold market, which severely backfired.
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Franklin D. Roosevelt and the Great Depression.