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Introduction to the Great Depression

The great depression was a time of hardship for many people, it made families and businesses struggle. The unemployment rates were at an extreme high, businesses could not afford to employ people to work for them because sales were so low and the business was not getting any profit. The Great Depression also had a massive impact on people’s social lives as well, because people had such less money they had to save and not go out and have fun, this also affected the businesses because no one was going out to pubs or restaurants anymore. During the Great Depression a lot of the Australia citizens lost confidence of the abilities of the Australian Government because they didn’t have control of what was happening to their countries and many others around the world. Sport brought many people together and at the time of adversity the great horse named Phar Lap brought a lot of people happiness because he was such a great race horse. Phar Lap was actually killed because of his prodigious running capabilities.

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Kate Pill's comment, March 19, 2012 8:04 AM
check your spelling - ie where OR were? Make sure you avoid needless errors such as these types of mistakes. They will "cost" you marks - don't "throw" marks away! Phar Lap (capitals for both parts of the name). Go through your scoop.it so that you have corrected errors such as the ones I have just identified. Otherwise, very interesting!
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Impact on social lives

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The Great Depression had a massive impact on people’s social lives. Because many people had lost their jobs and had no steady income, a lot of families decided to stay inside whereas before they would have gone out and had some fun.
Classic films such as Frankenstein, It Happened One Night and Gone with the wind came out in cinemas when the Great Depression was at a peak. These movies provided people with entertainment and cheered people up a little bit. Radio was also another provider of entertainment for people, it was free and you could listen to it within the comfort of your own home.

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The Crash of 1929 & The Great Depression (PBS) 1of6

'It was a time when the stock market epitomized the false promise of permanent prosperity.'

 

Quote from the explination on youtube.

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Unemployment

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The Great Depression started in around 1929 and ended around
about 1932, it had massive effect on the world. Unemployment was at an all-time
low, in Australia unemployment was at approximately 35 per cent, 25 per cent in
the United States and over 40 per cent in Germany. Australia’s big cities
populations started dropping because a lot of the unemployed men started
travelling to the country side to look for agricultural work. At the same time
Australia had a debt to foreign countries for infrastructure projects during
the 1920’s this caused a massive tax reduction because of such low economic
activity. Australia recovered much slower from the Great Depression then most other
countries because of the Prime Minister Lyons had no real plan for economic
recovery like the UK and US, but unemployment dropped from 29% in 1932 to 10%
in 1939.

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Sport during the Great Depression

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in Florida 1933 baseball was at a low, many layers went their looking to get picked in the team. Some of the players came to training with just the clothes on their back most of them starving and some fainting on the field during sessions, it was an all time low for baseball. During the Great Depression an amazing horse emerged, it was one of the greatest race horses of all time, his name was Phar Lap. Phar Lap was a horse that could not be beaten, unfortunately his greatest attribute was also what cause his death. Phar Lap died because he was such an amazing race horse other horse owners, breeders and jockeys got jealous and ‘apparently’ someone poisoned him. When Phar Lap was alive and racing he brought many people close because everyone loved him, he was good entertainment for many people.

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