The Great Depression Impacting Canada The Great

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The Great depression was a time of need and poverty. It was a very tough time for the Canadians. They struggled day and night to find the basic needs to survive. The number of reasons for the Depression are of a great number, but most will agree on about three reasons leading to the Great Depression.The Great Depression was caused by the stock market crash, over production of products and excessive amount of credit buying. The Great Depression was caused by the stock market crash. The stock market crashed on October 29th, 1929 at the New York Stock Exchange in New York, USA (Morton, 209). It happened in the United States of America but spread panic around the world and especially in Canada. It was known as Black Tuesday because it was the day which put the population of Canada and other countries in debt (Canadian History 1201). During autumn of 1929 the stock market began behaving highly volatile. Stock market prices were expanded to just about breaking point, and then suddenly it crashed. Because of the Stock Market Crash the gross national product dropped 40 %, $6.1 billion in 1929 to $3.5 billion in 1933 (The Canadian History Page). The Bank had no money left because of the effect of the stock market crash. Wages in the industrial sector were not keeping up with huge increase in manufacture and profits. Stocks lost a huge amount of money in a single day. Investors who had borrowed money to buy stocks were particularly hard hit, as were the banks that had lent the money (Canadian History 1201). Therefore the stock market crash was a very big event that caused The Great Depression. There were many factors that caused the Great Depression. One of them were the over expansion and over production of the products. During the 1920’s almost all of the industries in Canada were expanding. Since companies had large amounts of profits, so they built more products
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