The Great Depression: Crash Course US History #33

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In which John Green teaches you about the Great Depression. So, everybody knows that the Great Depression started with the stock market crash in 1929, right? Not exactly. The Depression happened after the stock market crash, but wasn’t caused by the crash. John will teach you about how the depression started, what Herbert Hoover tried to do to fix it, and why those efforts failed.

Hey teachers and students – Check out CommonLit’s free collection of reading passages and curriculum resources to learn more about the events of this episode. The Roaring Twenties ended with The Great Depression, a period of soul-searching for the United States dealing with a failing middle class:
The issues of the Great Depression were made more difficult by the agricultural crisis known as the Dust Bowl:


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30 thoughts on “The Great Depression: Crash Course US History #33

  1. History is repeating itself. A very much needed and important history lesson. hmm <.< … we have over 26.5 million unemployed. 20% of the US workforce as of today is unemployed. History is repeating itself.

    We need the next Democratic President, Democratic lead Senate and House to pass the green new deal to stabilize the U.S.


  2. I dunno, TrumpVilles is kinda fitting but hasn't really the same twang. Anyone can come up with a better name for the soon to be decrepit "houses" of the former "middle class", now unemployed and unemployable.

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