This worsened the situation leading to less and less expenditures. Other causes of this worldwide crisis was the withdrawal of purchases; persons could not pay for installments and so goods were repossessed, unemployment levels remained very high for nearly 10 years and persons lost their jobs. In the 21st century, the Great Depression was commonly used as an example of how
The economy plummeted and everyone felt the effects of it .The severe downfall of the American economy in the 1930’s known as the Great Depression was the result of speculation and installment buying, income maldistribution, and overproduction throughout America. After the roaring 20’s, speculation and installment buying drastically increased
The Great Depression was the longest lasting economic decline in the history of the United States. After the stock market crash of October 1929, the Great Depression followed. The event caused Wall Street to go into complete dismay, and wiped out millions of banks. For the next decade, social fabric was changed as well as the role of government. For example, spending was lessened and investment was dropped.
HIS 109 Great depression of 1929 and its impact on poor white groups In the late twenties, in the USA, the stock market business was so flourishing that people from different horizon such as the teller at the bank and the cashier at the grocery store, just to mention a few, would put their money into the stock market and become rapidly rich. Driven by all the joy brought by stock market, candidate Herbert Hoover, during his campaign in 1928 even bolding promised to wiped out poverty on America soil. However , on October 29, 1929 the stock market crashed and plunged The United States in its worst economic crisis. This chaos has been caused by different factors and has terribly affected some groups among which we can cite: The Poor White. The collapse of stock market happened because it had a weak foundation.
The Great Depression occurred on the morning of October 29, 1929, but there have been many ideas of what actually caused the depression. Money was being unequally shared between the rich and the middle-class, between industry and agriculture, and between the U.S and Europe, which caused an unstable economy(1). Supply and demand was unbalanced so the middle-class couldn’t afford much and the rich didn’t want much. One main conjecture was that the Federal Reserve was the cause of the Great Depression. In 1928 and 1929 the Federal Reserve was worrying about the intensity of the rising level of the stock market.
When the stock market crashed, it immediately affected the economy in the matter of a few hours. At this time President Herbert Hoover was in office, and he was overwhelmed with the tragic situation. During his Presidency, he did his best to fix the economy. However, things did not begin to get better until Franklin D. Roosevelt took office in 1932. Roosevelt immediately began reconstruction on the American economy.
The Great Depression was a macroeconomic catastrophe that had far-reaching effects into nearly every sector of the worldwide economy, causing high rates in unemployment and declines in output, prices, and personal income in most industrialised nations. Due to the tragic nature of the period, much time and energy has been spent examining the causes that led a recession similar to other historical episodes to become a long lasting and infamous depression. Recent research indicates that while fiscal policy failures most likely initially brought about an economic downturn, it was deepened and prolonged by the failures of central bank monetary policies due to inaction on the part of the Federal Reserve (Bernanke, 1983). However, detractors from this monetarist position claim that the problem relative to money in the economy at the time was actually a result of the problematic interwar gold standard (Hamilton, 1987). By first examining the monetarist view as advocated by Friedman and Schwartz then examining the gold standard hypothesis, it becomes clear that while a substantial fall in money supply did occur during the years of the depression, such a fall should be attributed to the difficulties encompassed by the international gold standard rather than irresponsibility and inaction on the part of the Federal Reserve (Friedman and Schwartz, 1993; Eichengreen 1992).
When the stock market collapsed on Wall Street in October, 1929, it sent financial markets worldwide into a meltdown this was tragic for the German economy. The German economy was vulnerable because it relied on loans from America and exports to fuel it. German workers were laid off. Along with this, banks failed. Inflation soon followed making it hard for families to purchase expensive necessities with devalued money.
Three causes of the stock market crash of 1929 were weaknesses in the banking system, over extending credit, and pure negligence. Some of these same weaknesses could be observed prior to the Recession of 2008. Prior to the crash of 1929 and the Recession of 2008, there was a rapid growth in bank credit and loans. In the mid 1920s, consumers’ buying power increased and people began to experiment with different products. In order to buy many of these products, consumers relied heavy on cheap credit to increase their spending power.
The great country of Canada was always not great. Through-out the years of 1929 to 1938 the great depression has affected every country, especially Canada.  Banks, farmers, industries, families etc. Went through tough devastation financially and economically, it was a period of immense suffering for most. Because of the great depression the country was collapsing regardless of what was done by political power.