The Great Depression is a time in United States history during which there was a large number of people unemployed. A lot businesses failed because people did not have money to buy anything. The Great Depression started when stock market prices began to fall on September 4, 1929 and crashed on October 29, 1929, also known as Black Tuesday. The Great Depression lasted through the middle of the 1930s.
The websites and books on this page will help you learn about what life was like during The Great Depression. It was a very hard time but many, many people who lived through it remember it as a time when families and friends helped each other and relied on each other for even basic needs look food and shelter.
- America’s Story: Depression & World War II (1929 – 1945)
- Fact Monster: 1930-1939
- American Girl: Meet Kit 1934
- A Century of Progress – Chicago’s World’s Fair 1933
- Library of Congress: 1930s-40s in Color
- PBS: Surviving the Dust Bowl
- Brother, Can You Spare a Billion?
- American Experience: Riding the Rails
- The Children’s Museum of Indianapolis: Artifacts from the 1930s
- The Children’s Museum of Indianapolis: Great Depression Artifacts
- Indiana Historical Society: The 1920s and the Great Depression
- WPA Projects in Indiana
- WPA: 15 Life Histories from Indiana
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