You’ve probably seen movies about it, like “O Brother, Where Art Thou” or “Of Mice and Men,” or maybe you read “The Grapes of Wrath” sometime during your high school and college years, but what do you actually recall about the Great Depression from your history classes?
A not-so-fun fact that will put the 1930s into perspective: the GDP of the entire world fell by less than 1% between 2008 and 2009, when the housing bubble burst and the American economy was thrown into chaos. Less than 1%, and it felt like the world was ending.
During the Great Depression, worldwide GDP fell by 15%.
It was undeniably the most dramatic recession the world had ever faced--but can you remember how it started? Dates? Principle players? Major incidents that led to and brought us out of one of the darkest periods in history?
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