Great Depression in the United States
The Great Depression began in August 1929, when the United States economy first went into an economic recession. Although the country spent two months with declining GDP, it was not until the Wa...
Great Depression in the United States - Wikipedia
Did FDR End The Great Depression?
When the Democratic Party tinkers with the economy they make it worse.
Secret Santas Pay Off Almost $500,000 Worth Of Holiday Layaways At Walmart
Three anonymous donors paid off the layaway balances for Walmart customers in Ohio, Pennsylvania and Florida. Tracy Folks was going to have to cancel her layaway purchase at her local Walmart. “It's b...
Remembering Black Sunday, 80 Years Later —The Dust Bowl
On April 14, 1935, the residents of the Great Plains awoke to perfect weather: clear, warm and windless. It was a welcome break from the near-daily dust storms—induced by drought and poor agricultural...
10 Things You Should Know About Prohibition
Ninety-five years after its inception, learn 10 fascinating facts about America’s nearly 14-year “noble experiment” in alcohol prohibition.
Causes of the Great Depression
The causes of the Great Depression in the early 20th Century are a matter of active debate among economists, and are part of the larger debate about economic crisis, although the common belief is tha...
Causes of the Great Depression - Wikipedia
New Deal
The New Deal was a series of domestic programs enacted in the United States between 1933 and 1938, and a few that came later. They included both laws passed by Congress as well as presidential executi...
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Hooverville
A "Hooverville" was a shanty town built by homeless people during the Great Depression. They were named after Herbert Hoover, who was President of the United States during the onset of the Depression...
Hooverville - Wikipedia
Dust Bowl
The Dust Bowl, also known as the Dirty Thirties, was a period of severe dust storms that greatly damaged the ecology and agriculture of the US and Canadian prairies during the 1930s; severe drought an...
Dust Bowl - Wikipedia
John Factor
John Factor (October 8, 1892 – January 22, 1984), born Iakov Faktorowicz, was a Prohibition-era gangster and con artist affiliated with the Chicago Outfit.He later became a prominent businessman and L...
Debt deflation
Debt deflation is a theory of economic cycles, which holds that recessions and depressions are due to the overall level of debt shrinking (deflating): the credit cycle is the cause of the economic cyc...
Debt deflation - Wikipedia
Secret Santas Pay Off Almost $500,000 Worth Of Holiday Layaways At Walmart
Three anonymous donors paid off the layaway balances for Walmart customers in Ohio, Pennsylvania and Florida. Tracy Folks was going to have to cancel her layaway purchase at her local Walmart. “It's b...
Remembering Black Sunday, 80 Years Later —The Dust Bowl
On April 14, 1935, the residents of the Great Plains awoke to perfect weather: clear, warm and windless. It was a welcome break from the near-daily dust storms—induced by drought and poor agricultural...
Temperance movement in the United States
The Temperance movement in the United States was a movement to curb the consumption of alcohol and had a large influence on American politics and society in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries.
Temperance movement in the United States - Wikipedia
Lawrence DeVol
Lawrence DeVol (17 November 1903 – 8 July 1936) was an American criminal, bank robber, prison escapee and Depression-era outlaw. He was connected to several Midwestern gangs during the 1920s and 1930s...
10 Things You Should Know About Prohibition
Ninety-five years after its inception, learn 10 fascinating facts about America’s nearly 14-year “noble experiment” in alcohol prohibition.
Let Us Now Praise Famous Men
Let Us Now Praise Famous Men is a book with text by American writer James Agee and photographs by American photographer Walker Evans, first published in 1941 in the United States. The title is from a ...
Let Us Now Praise Famous Men - Wikipedia
Buda Godman
Buda Godman (née Helen Julia Godman; 4 December 1888 — 1944) was an American actress, singer. From 1907 to 1910, she was married to the popular songwriter and music publisher Tell Taylor. But six ye...
Buda Godman - Wikipedia
Farmers' Holiday Association
The Farmers' Holiday Association was a movement of Midwestern United States farmers who, during the Great Depression, endorsed the withholding of farm products from the market, in essence creating a f...
Myles O'Donnell
Myles O'Donnell was an Irish American bootlegger and mobster during the Roaring Twenties in Chicago during Prohibition. He was most famous for being the founder of the West-side O'Donnell Mob aka the ...
Howard Finnell
Henry Howard Finnell (October 27, 1894 – September 7, 1960) was an agronomist and erosion specialist who pioneered methods to combat soil erosion during the Dust Bowl that afflicted North Americ...
Ford Hunger March
The Ford Hunger March, sometimes called the Ford Massacre, was a demonstration of unemployed workers starting in Detroit and ending in Dearborn, Michigan, that took place on March 7, 1932. The march r...
Scofflaw
Scofflaw is a noun coined during the Prohibition era meaning a person who drinks illegally. It is a compound of the words scoff and law, meaning one who mocks or ridicules the law. The meaning has sin...
Bellcamp Stores
Bellcamp Stores operated a store chain which sold Kaufmann's hats in forty-one stores in sixteen states in the 1930s. Benjamin H. Kaufmann was president of the business which filed for permission to r...