The Great Depression – American History II Essay (200 Level Course)
The Great Depression was the worst economic downturn is American history. The stock market crashes of Black Tuesday and Black Thursday in October of 1929 were the immediate causes on the Great Depression. I found that there are three underlying causes to the Great Depression. There was the over production by businesses during the 1920s, second the concentration of America’s wealth in the hands of a few people, and third the lack of prosperity among the farmers and the factory workers caused up rest.