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Great Depression In Class Notes Causes of the Great Depression Stock market crash Overproduction Industry Agriculture Industries produced more goods because of good economy in the 1920s Did not raise wages to keep up Results in under consumption Wages stayed stagnant ? market flooded with goods that cannot be purchased Unequal distribution of wealth No middle class Top 1% of Americans had more wealth than the bottom 42% of Americans Monetary policy Federal government raised interest rates in the 1920s People pulled money from banks to invest with stocks Government didn?t help the bank High tariffs and war debts Increase tariffs Election of 1932 Republican: Hoover (incumbent) Sent out the ?bonus army? on the veterans who marched on the mall

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