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After the crash of the stock market in 1929 the Great Depression began The Depression brought devastation to the economy of the United States and resulted in severe problems for the American people Throughout the 1930s the American people and the government dealt with the Depression in many various ways Problems faced by the American people during the Great depression in the 1930s included 25 employment rate A lot of people lost their jobs People that lost their jobs could not afford their electricity better yet their own homes which caused them to move into shacks called hoovervilles The stock market crash is the cause of the Great Depression and the reason the stock market crashed was because people were buying on margin meaning that the banks were loaning out money for people to buy stocks They could buy on credit and make monthly payments The one major problem with this idea was that people found out that they couldnt afford to make themonthly payment The Great Depression caused families to starve and children were reported so famished they were chewing up their own hands Doc 2 Families couldnt afford their heat because of the loss of their jobs that had to burn their furniture to keep a fire going to keep them warm Doc 2 People would line up in a huge line waiting for a piece of bread to be given to them this was known as a soup line Doc3 Women in the labor force were affected by the Great Depression because women lost their jobs at faster rate then men then entered the workforce more rapidly Doc 5 Women were highly concentrated and indeed constituted a hefty majority of employees suffered pay cuts but only minimal job losses Doc 5 President Hoover did not handle the Great Depression well at all
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