Great Depression in the United States

Great DepressionDepressionthe Depressionthe Great DepressionDepression-eraGreat Depression of the 1930sDepression eraDepression-era Americain the United Statesa major depression
The Great Depression began with the Wall Street Crash in October 1929.wikipedia
908 Related Articles

Great Depression

DepressionThe Great DepressionDepression era
The Great Depression began with the Wall Street Crash in October 1929.
The Great Depression was a severe worldwide economic depression that took place mostly during the 1930s, beginning in the United States.

Herbert Hoover

HooverHerbert C. HooverPresident Hoover
Three years into the depression, President Herbert Hoover, widely shamed for not doing enough to combat the crisis, lost the election of 1932 to Franklin Delano Roosevelt by an embarrassingly wide margin.
A member of the Republican Party, he held office during the onset of the Great Depression.

Recession of 1937–38

Recession of 1937Recession of 1937–1938recession
The economy hit bottom in the winter of 1932–33; then came four years of growth until the recession of 1937–38 brought back high levels of unemployment.
The recession of 1937–1938 was an economic downturn that occurred during the Great Depression in the United States.

New Deal

The New DealHundred Days Congressfirst hundred days
Roosevelt's economic recovery plan, the New Deal, instituted unprecedented programs for relief, recovery and reform, and brought about a major realignment of American politics, but offered no actual recovery from the Great Depression.
It responded to needs for relief, reform, and recovery from the Great Depression.

Franklin D. Roosevelt

Franklin Delano RooseveltFranklin RooseveltRoosevelt
Three years into the depression, President Herbert Hoover, widely shamed for not doing enough to combat the crisis, lost the election of 1932 to Franklin Delano Roosevelt by an embarrassingly wide margin.
Roosevelt took office in the midst of the Great Depression, the worst economic crisis in United States History.

Okie

OkiesrefugeesDust Bowl migrant
There were mass migrations of people from badly hit areas in the Great Plains (the Okies) and the South to places such as California and the cities of the North (the Great Migration).
In the mid-1930s, during the Dust Bowl era, large numbers of farmers fleeing ecological disaster and the Great Depression migrated from the Great Plains and Southwest regions to California mostly along historic U.S. Route 66.

Great Migration (African American)

Great MigrationThe Great Migrationmigrated
There were mass migrations of people from badly hit areas in the Great Plains (the Okies) and the South to places such as California and the cities of the North (the Great Migration).
By the start of the Great Depression in 1929, the city's African-American population had increased to 120,000.

History of New York City (1898–1945)

consolidatedconsolidated cityconsolidation of New York City
There he supported the complicated coalition built around the nominal Republican Fiorello La Guardia, and based on Jewish and Italian voters mobilized by labor unions.
The economy of New York City prospered after 1896, with a few short dips, until the decade-long Great Depression, which began with a Wall Street stock market crash in late 1929.

Presidency of Herbert Hoover

Hoover AdministrationHerbert Hoover's presidencyHerbert Hoover
The Hoover Administration attempted to correct the economic situation quickly, but was unsuccessful.
When the Wall Street Crash of 1929 struck less than eight months after he took office, Hoover tried to combat the ensuing Great Depression by reassuring public confidence and working with business leaders and local government.

Civilian Conservation Corps

CCCCivil Conservation CorpsCivilian Conservation Corp
The most popular program was the Civilian Conservation Corps that put young men to work in construction jobs, especially in rural areas.
The CCC was designed to provide jobs for young men and to relieve families who had difficulty finding jobs during the Great Depression in the United States.

Works Progress Administration

WPAWorks Project AdministrationWorks Projects Administration
It featured social security; the Works Progress Administration (WPA), a very large relief agency for the unemployed run by the federal government; and the National Labor Relations Board, which operated as a strong stimulus to the growth of labor unions.
Headed by Harry Hopkins, the WPA provided jobs and income to the unemployed during the Great Depression in the United States, while developing infrastructure to support the current and future society.

Fiorello H. La Guardia

Fiorello La GuardiaFiorello LaGuardiaFiorello H. LaGuardia
There he supported the complicated coalition built around the nominal Republican Fiorello La Guardia, and based on Jewish and Italian voters mobilized by labor unions.
La Guardia's admirers credit him, among other things, with restoring the economy of New York City during and after the Great Depression.

Henry A. Wallace

Henry WallaceWallaceHenry Agard Wallace
With support from Secretary of Agriculture Henry Wallace and Treasury Secretary Henry Morgenthau, Jr, popular support for recovery, rather than reform, swept the nation.
His uncle lost ownership of the paper in 1932 due to the effects of the Great Depression, and Wallace stopped serving as editor of the paper in 1933.

Mexican Repatriation

repatriationbetween 1929 and 1936campaign of mass deportation
Widely blamed for exacerbating the overall economic downturn of the Great Depression, Mexicans were further targeted because of "the proximity of the Mexican border, the physical distinctiveness of mestizos, and easily identifiable barrios."

Weimar Republic

GermanyWeimar GermanyWeimar
In 1929, the onset of the depression in the United States of America produced a severe shockwave in Germany.

Penny auction (foreclosure)

penny auctionpenny auctions
It was practiced during the Great Depression in the United States.

Ham and Eggs Movement

Ham and EggsHam and Eggs Movement or "Thirty Dollars Every Thursday" planthirty dollars every Thursday
It was assumed that to avoid paying the weekly taxes on the money, the tender would be spent immediately, thus boosting the depressed economy.

Wall Street Crash of 1929

stock market crash of 1929Wall Street Crash1929 stock market crash
The Great Depression began with the Wall Street Crash in October 1929.

Stock market crash

crashcrashesmarket crash
The stock 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 for personal advancement.

Deflation

deflationarydeflationary spiralmoney supply contracted
The stock 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 for personal advancement.

1932 United States presidential election

19321932 presidential election1932 election
Three years into the depression, President Herbert Hoover, widely shamed for not doing enough to combat the crisis, lost the election of 1932 to Franklin Delano Roosevelt by an embarrassingly wide margin.

Canada

CanadianCANCanadians
Some immigrants went back to their native countries, and some native U.S. citizens went to Canada, Australia and South Africa.

Australia

AUSAustralianCommonwealth of Australia
Some immigrants went back to their native countries, and some native U.S. citizens went to Canada, Australia and South Africa.

South Africa

South AfricanRepublic of South AfricaRSA
Some immigrants went back to their native countries, and some native U.S. citizens went to Canada, Australia and South Africa.

Great Plains

PlainsSouthern PlainsNorthern Plains
There were mass migrations of people from badly hit areas in the Great Plains (the Okies) and the South to places such as California and the cities of the North (the Great Migration).