Standard 17. The student will analyze the causes and consequences of the Great Depression. A. These factors - uneven wealth, rising debt, stock speculation, overproduction, and the hardships of farmers and workers - clearly signaled trouble in the economy. Uneven Prosperity.
The student will analyze the causes and consequences of the Great Depression.
Which of the following statements MOST accurately describes the plight of US farmers during the 1920s?
The Great Depression occurred, in part, because farmers and other producers were filling the market place with more products than consumers could buy. This caused a drastic fall in prices that eventually drove many out of business and hurt the stock market. Such a phenomenon is called
“It was like hell had come on us. I thought it were judgment day for sure. The sun was gone; blackness come. I’ll never forget it. I couldn’t see two feet in front of me. By the time the storm moved on, land, equipment, even what livestock we had was left buried.”