The Great Depression in the United States began in 1929 with the stock market crash and continued throughout the rest of the 1930s until World War II began in 1939. It was characterized by years of high unemployment and a lack of consumer spending. As well, the events of the Dust Bowl worsened life for many working-class people and farmers. Click below to learn more about specific topics related to the Great Depression.
READINGS & SOURCES
|Riding the Rails in the Great Depression
|Roosevelt's Fireside Chats
|Roosevelt's First Inaugural Speech
|Stock Market Crash of 1929
|'This Land is Your Land' Lyrics