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John Doe History 102 10-08-99 Down Times Close to 70 years ago the United States of America was spiraling out of a prosperous era and into a drastic unwanted change The Great Depression was one of the most agonizing times for American society and economics The Depressions effects were devastating to both the people of society and the US economy This social and economical crisis can be analyzed starting with the period before the stock market Crash of 1929 the years of the Great Depression itself and with the attempts of a reform in Franklin D Roosevelts New Deal The Depressions effects will be examined as they tie into the society economics and politics of American History Following World War I the United States saw a rising standard of living in a period known as the Roaring 20s Industry began to grow at a rapid pace especially after Calvin Coolidge took office in 1923 as successor to president Warren G Harding Harding a republican and laissez-faire capitalist supported policies that reduced taxes permitted monopolies to form and let the inequality of wealth and income reach outrageous levels Tanner Coolidge continued this style of minute government intervention in business and economics The stock market took on an impressive five year rise the tax rate was lowered to 25 percent and the Supreme Court limited government control over monopolies Tanner Socially the country was doing quite well in the early and middle 1920s The Jazz Age saw unemployment down from over four million people in 1921 to barely over two million in 1927 Zinn 373 Individuals were in general bringing home bigger paychecks and could afford to buy some of the popular things of the time including automobiles radios and refrigerators 373 This made it easy to ignore the poor folk of the country like tentant farmers and immigrant families who were often times without work or werent making enough to
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