The Great Depression. A primary example of multiple causation. Multiple Causation. Long-term cause A cause that builds up over time to contribute to the occurrence of an event “Buying and loading the gun” Immediate (short-term) cause A cause that directly precedes the event in question
A primary example of multiple causation
Stock Market Crash of 1929
Bank Runs Following Crash
Dust Bowl (worsened matters beginning in 1931)
Newspaper editor Herbert Bayard Swope began the week with $14 million. He ended the week $2 million in debt.