The Great Depression was caused because people were borrowing money from brokers (people who lend money, but are not a bank). When the stock market crashed, the brokers asked for their money back, and the people either used their life savings to pay back the loans or they just didn't have the money to pay back the loan. People who did have savings in the banks went into the bank to get their money and found that the banks didn't have the money to give them. Banks were not insured, which means when they were out of money they could not recieve money from the federal goverenment. So, therefore when the banks ran out of money they couldnt' give any money to the other people coming in.-
http://useconomy.about.com/od/glossary/g/Black_Tuesday.htm
The Great Depression started during the presidency of Herbert Hoover, our 31st president. Many people blamed him for causing the Great Depression. Many people disliked Hoover. They started coming up with sayings like "Hoover blankets" were newspapers, "Hoover flags" were pants pockets turned out because people had no money in their pockets.-
http://history1900s.about.com/od/1930s/p/greatdepression.htm
During the 1932 election Herbert Hoover was running for a second term. He was running aganist Franklin D. Roosevelt. Hoover didn't really have a chance against Roosevelt during the election. After Roosevelt took office he closed all the banks and they were only allowed to reopen when they were stabilized. Roosevelt came up with a New Deal, which were programs which were known by there initials, like CCC (Civilian Conservation Corps). The New Deal didn't end the Great Depression but it helped with hardships during that time period. Even though the Great Depression was over, America still had a very bad economy.-
http://history1900s.about.com/od/1930s/p/greatdepression.htm
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During this time Adolf Hitler and the Nazi party came to life. Adolf had power form 1933-1945. They were persecuting and removing Jews and other minorities from the German Society. Hitler pulled Germany out of the League of Nations but hosted the 1936 Summer Olympics.The League of Nations was an intergovernmental organizationfounded as a result of the Paris Peace Conference that ended the First World War. It was the first international organization whose principal mission was to maintain world peace. -
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