Essay Topic: The Great Depression

The “roaring 20’s” was a time for partying, excitement, and challenging the norm. As a result of this carelessness, the Great Depression was the result, leading to great poverty and deprivation across the nation. The Great Depression was sparked by the overindulgence of credit and the stock market crash of 1929. The economy was in such turmoil, that the average American lived in poverty, due to such high unemployment rates. It was President Roosevelt’s New Deal and variety of programs that got the American economy back on its feet.


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