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We are in this room Dec 2-5 and Dec 10-11 Discuss the meaning of this political cartoon with your partner Tell your partner 3 causes of the Great Depression (in your opinion). Bell Ringer. Causes of the Great Depression. Tuesday: December 3, 2013

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bell ringer

We are in this room Dec 2-5 and Dec 10-11

  • Discuss the meaning of this political cartoon with your partner
  • Tell your partner 3 causes of the Great Depression (in your opinion)
Bell Ringer
causes of the great depression

Causes of the Great Depression

Tuesday: December 3, 2013

Main Idea: Inflated stock prices, overproduction, high tariffs, and mistakes by the Federal Reserve led to the Great Depression

simulation

Read your card.

  • Get your supplies:
    • Farmers – Food
    • Manufacturers – Pencils
    • Citizens – Black notes
    • Bankers – Red notes
Simulation
booming economics 1920s

Bull market – long period of rising stock prices

  • 1920s Bull market led to increased stock market investment
  • Buying on margin – small down payment (10%) and loan from stock broker (got commission and interest)

Stock = 5 tokens

Banks can keep your money for saving and give loans

Bread = 2 tokens

Pencils = 1 token

Booming Economics 1920s
october 21 1929

Margin calls – stockbrokers call investors and tell them they should sell stocks for fear the market will go down further

  • Customers put stocks up for sale
  • Market tailspins
October 21, 1929
june 1930

Hawley-Smoot Tariff

    • Increased tariffs in effort to protect American businesses
June 1930
reflection

Answer these questions in your notes. Write 3 sentences for each question.

  • What do you think the government will do in response to these problems?
  • What do you think the government should do in response to these problems and why?

Use any extra time to work on your review packet (Due 12/13/2013)

Reflection