Great Depression

Economic role of government now and during Great Depression


In this NewsHour EXTRA lesson, learn how the coronavirus is impacting the economy and how it compares to the Great Depression. Continue reading

The Day Wall Street Exploded


As the American economy continues to falter, anger against Wall Street and the bankers who contributed to the catastrophe is growing. But in 1920 America,…read more

History Suggests Positive Lessons, Community Values Came From Great Depression


In this four minute video, Great Depression historian Robert McElvaine describes research that shows how economic downturns can lead people away from conspicuous consumption to…read more

Current Financial Crisis Echoes Lessons of the Great Depression


Following the Great Depression, large “universal banks” were broken down to separate commercial and investment banks giving rise to the giants of Goldman Sachs and…read more

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