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The Great Depression . Fast Five: What do you know about the Great Depression?. Causes of the Great Depression. Income Inequality Stock market crash Debt (Installment buying). Income Inequality. In 1929 21% of families made under $1,000 21% made $1,000 - $5,000 2.3% made over $10,000

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the great depression

The Great Depression

Fast Five: What do you know about the Great Depression?

causes of the great depression
Causes of the Great Depression
  • Income Inequality
  • Stock market crash
  • Debt (Installment buying)
income inequality
Income Inequality
  • In 1929 21% of families made under $1,000
  • 21% made $1,000 - $5,000
  • 2.3% made over $10,000
  • 40% of people live below the poverty level
stock market crash
Stock Market Crash
  • Stock Market Crashed on “Black Tuesday, October 29, 1929
  • Many people lost all of their money
  • People were buying stock on “margin”
  • 10% cash, 90% financed
  • Stock value went down sharply
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Debt
  • During the 1920’s people purchased many, many things on credit. Pay part now, make payments later.
  • People could no longer afford to make the payments and ended up in debt
  • This was particularly hard on farmers