Investors began to sell their stock.
Interest rates were kept low.
A terrible drought dried the soil.
Company earnings declined.
Credit and debt
Individuals should be responsible for taking care of themselves.
Federal relief would shorten the Depression.
Only state and city governments should hand out relief.
The federal government did not have any money.
A fungus depleted the soil of nutrients.
Frequent rains eroded the soil.
A terrible drought dried the soil
The soil lost its fertility.
Enact a bonus for war veterans and their families.
Provide military jobs for unemployed veterans.
Pass legisilation giving veterans their promised bonus early.
Provide public works jobs for unemployed veterans.
Uneven distribution of wealth
Generally reflected the stocks' true value.
Took a steep dive.
Did not change much.
Were too high for the average American to afford.
Americans bought more domestic products.
Americans bought an equal amount of domestic and international products.
Other countries responded by increasing their tariffs.
The people protested and went on hunger marches.
Rode the rails.
Refused to live in Hoovervilles.
Took out a loans.
Watched Mickey Mouse and laughed at comedians like George Burns.
The Hoover Dam.
President Herbert Hoover.
President Calvin Coolidge.
Hoover Elementary School in Salt Lake City, UT.
A feeling of discontent
A sigh after the government balanced the nation's budget
Another word for the government helping a family find a job
Public assistance for impoverished families
Crop prices sank
Sang old war songs to get more money after WWI
Drought on the Great Plains