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Crash of the 1929 stock market leading to the great depression.
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Vocab for Primary documents

1.Economist – An expert in economics.2.Agitation – State of anxiety or nervous excitement.3.Unprecedented – Never done or known before.4.Barometer – Instrument measuring atmospheric pressure.5.Truism – A statement that is obviously true and says nothing new.6.Amid – Surrounded by.7.Apprehension – Anxiety, or fear that something bad or unpleasant will happen.8.Stern – Serious and unrelenting.9.Inevitable – Certain to happen, unavoidable.

10. Propaganda – Chiefly derogatory information, biased or misleading nature.

11. Derogatory – Showing a critical or disrespectful attitude.

 

 

1.The Economist recommended we not do this, as it would upset the economic balance.2.The reddening of Jimmys face showed his Agitation at the current situation.3.The meteor impact unleashed Unprecedented levels of ash and dirt into the air.4.The meteorologists use Barometers to predict weather patterns and temperatures.5.The movie the class watched was based around Truism of WWI.6.The scientist was Amid many of his fellow scientists at the world fair.7.The criminal knew that Apprehension would lead to a year in jail.8.The speaker was very Stern about his topic, and reactions were minimal.9.The death of foreign dictator of North Korea Kim Jong II was Inevitable..

10. Propaganda controls a lot of what we think and do, a form of government control.

11. The man was very derogatory in his descriptions of the obese woman.

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colcommentarycrash.pdf

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This document contains many news articles from the time, with recordings of when the article was made, 10 months before, 5 months after etc. Weeks before the crash, the market rapidly declined, lower prices, buying out, etc. A week before the crash, many people knew it was going to happen, the articles portray the horror and reality of the situation at hand.The document is very detailed, providing dates at which the articles happened, time stamped you could say. 

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Stock Market Crash of 1929, America in the 1920s, Primary Sources for Teachers, America in Class, National Humanities Center

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Wall Street Crash of 1929 - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

The Wall Street Crash of 1929, also known as the Black Tuesday and the Stock Market Crash of 1929, began in late October 1929 and was the most devastating stock market crash in the history of the United States, when taking into consideration the full extent and duration of its fallout.[1] The crash signaled the beginning of the 10-year Great Depression that affected all Western industrialized countries[2] and did not end in the United States until the onset of American mobilization for World War II at the end of 1941. 15 million people had unemployment coming to them after the banks crashed.

The Roaring Twenties, the decade that led up to the Crash,[4] was a time of wealth and excess. Despite the dangers of speculation, many believed that the stock market would continue to rise indefinitely. The market had been on a nine-year run that saw the Dow Jones Industrial Average increase in value tenfold, peaking at 381.17 on September 3, 1929.[5] Shortly before the crash, economist Irving Fisher famously proclaimed, "Stock prices have reached what looks like a permanently high plateau."[6] The optimism and financial gains of the great bull market were shaken on September 18, 1929, when share prices on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) abruptly fell.

In the days leading up to the crash, the market was severely unstable. Periods of selling and high volumes of trading were interspersed with brief periods of rising prices and recovery. Economist and author Jude Wanniski later correlated these swings with the prospects for passage of the Smoot–Hawley Tariff Act, which was then being debated in Congress.[7]

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The very infamous Wikipedia, cross referenced with previous primary documents, not all the way through of course, holds up to all information referenced. Although not always a prime choice by many, I find it a sound source. The document here provides dates and occurances of different events which happened before, during, and after the crash. The site provides further details not mentioned in other sources.

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Nathan Cushenbery-Andrews's comment, February 6, 2013 3:20 PM
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politicalcartoonscrash.pdf

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This website has multiple news animations of the Crash of 1929. The articles and comics all contain some type of connection to the crash, whether impracticle or humorous. My favorite comic is the last one, with the old man wearing a barral around himself and walking away from a vacant market. The comic portrays the crash as it was, many people lost all their life saving, leaving them with nothing. Some people actually killed themselves cause of the loss of all their life savings.

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