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My Assignment for History about the Great Depression.
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Introduction To The Great Depression

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The Great Depression began in 1929 with the collapse of the New York Stock Exchange. This caused a high increase in unemployment which caused people to spend less which would then affect other buisnesses. This then causes them to lose their jobs. This then starts the cycle again causing millions of people to lose their jobs.

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Aisha Zerbo's curator insight, September 9, 2013 5:18 AM
That's a sad story. I wonder how long did The Great Depression last?
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Phar Lap

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During the Great Depression Horse Racing was a very popular sport. One of the horses which caught the country's eye was Phar Lap. As a sudden tragedy Phar Lap was poisoned later dyeing. This event made Australian's wonder what had the world come to if an innocent race horse was poisoned. Phar Lap later became known as an Australian hero.

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Kate Pill's comment, March 19, 2012 7:39 AM
What can you add to this image?
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Wall Street Crash of 1929

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"Anyone who bought stocks in mid-1929 and held onto them saw most of his or her adult life pass by before getting back to even."

—Richard M. Salsman

 

What this quote is telling us is that anyone who had stocks before the Great Depression and kept them threw it had lost a lot of money. This was because when Wall Street collapsed lots of stocks went down in value and didn't regain their worth until after WW2. This was because once the Great Depression was over stocks began to rise again. Most people didn’t make money they just got it back maybe even still less than they invested.

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Kate Pill's comment, March 19, 2012 7:41 AM
It is good that you have acknowledged the source of this information. What you do need to do is place the quote within quotation marks. I suggest that you write some of ths in your own words as well as use a direct quote. This will give your writing in this post greater sophistication and lead to a better result for you!
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Growing Up In The Great Depression

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hbEVeKIghCk

A clip of how people were growing up in The Great Depression in America.

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Kate Pill's comment, March 19, 2012 7:39 AM
Brandon, You will need to paste the url into the actrual scoop please. Mrs Pill
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The Great Deppresion Australia

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rilAoBUDCPo

Photo's and information of what it was like during the Great Depression.

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5 Interesting Facts about the Great Depression

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1. Monopoly the board game became very popular because people gained the illusion that they were rich while playing it. This distracted them from the worrys of The Great Depression.

 

2. People were so desperate when they became homeless that they began riding on rail road carts just as a place to sleep. It is estimated that 50,000 people were killed or injured while jumping trains.

 

3. On Black Tuesday the market lots $14 Billion dollars. This made the total loss for that week a whopping $30 Billion Dollars! This loss alone cost more than what the US had spent during WW1.

 

4. In the 1930's new fashion styles began to start which were less concerned with the dress but with the accessories. This was so that women could just wear different accessories to make their outfit different so they wouldnt have to constantly buy new exspensive dresses, this alone was a very clever idea.

 

5. in 1933 the three little pigs was released by Disney and the actual movie had a powerful meaning behind it. The wolf represented the Great Depression and the pigs represented the average citizen eventually they worked together to overcome the Great Depression.

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Kate Pill's comment, March 19, 2012 7:44 AM
Very interesting! I enjoyed reading these. Have a look at your sentence lengths. Many of your long sentences would work better as two or more sentences. This will improve your final result. Check your punctuation in parts. You have used a comma but started the next word with a capital letter.
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Stock Values During The Great Depression

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This is a Graph showing what the stock market values from 1929 and 1930. On the graph you can see the months on the x-axis and the value of the stock market on the y-axis. (x-axis is the horizontal line and the y-axis is on the vertical line.) As you can see from October 1928 to halfway through July the value was slowly rising. Then on October 1929 the stock market dropped dramatically without being able to regain much of its profit back.

 

Topic's supported by this graph:

-"Wall Street Crash of 1929"

-"Introduction To The Great Depression"

 

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Women and The Great Depression

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Women had to rely on their husbands to earn money. Men and women experienced the Great Depression differently. This is because while the men were earning money and worrying for their job women stayed at home and did the regular cooking, cleaning and other regular jobs. This made women feel as if it was their usual everyday life, but with men they worried for their jobs and felt the great depression as if it was out to get them.

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Kate Pill's comment, March 19, 2012 7:40 AM
Yes, but what did this mean for the kinds of pressures they faced?
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Bibliography

1. Ware, Susan. "Women and the Great Depression ." History Now. Online. 2009. http://www.gilderlehrman.org/historynow/03_2009/historian4.php

 

2. "50 Interesting Facts About The Great Depression." Random Facts. Online. 2007-2012. http://facts.randomhistory.com/2009/04/12_great-depression.html

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Kate Pill's comment, March 19, 2012 7:42 AM
Brandon - wikipedia? No thank you! Find a new source please. :)