There were many problems that occurred as soon as WWI ended. Such as
Overproduction was going on all through the war, and it did not stop as soon as
When the war was over, instead of decreasing the crop amount, farmers grew the
believed that if the prices plummeted, the sales would increase, unfortunately, it did not
happen that way.
Overproduction not only hurt the farmers, but it also hurt the rest of the economy.
Since the food was not selling well, the stores began to order less food from the farmers.
following things: A) Lay off workers
B) Reduce their pay
C) Cut down on maintenance of machinery.
If any of those possibilities were done, then the workers would not have extra spending
necessary, therefore, the gradual domino effect continued.
Overproduction not only hurt the manufaturers but it also greatly hurt the citizens
that lived in the USA. Overproduction was also one of the leading ?sparke? that set of the
The Stock Market Crash of 1929
rich fast, others just wanted to get some extra cash. It was believed that the easiest way to
do so was to invest in the stock market.
company is doing very well, therefore, that person goes out and buys himself a share (a
portion) of the company. In order for the person to own a share, he must have enough
money to buy it. Unless, this person decides to buy on margin, which means loaning
money from the bank, when you earn the money back, you promise to repay the bank.
After the investor buys his portion, he begins to see that it is going up in cost. Right then
he knows that he must go sell it for a price higher than he bought it for.
the stocks on margin, assuming that they would get loads of, money and be able to pay the
banks back in full. Unfortunately, thus was not always true. If the week the investor
bought a share and it plummeted, the owner or investor would lose all the money he
invested in this small share. He would not be able to repay the bank, this put the investor
time they prospered. Since the market was doing so exceptionally well, it was named the
People did not think that others would stop buying shares, therefore, many
invested their life-savings. Unfortunately, in the summer of 1929, all turned against the
investors. People began to get more cautious with their money. They saw that the prices
of shares were dropping, so they did not feel the need to buy anymore stock. Others just
lost most of their money in this small gamble. Those who lost the money were usually
also in debt with the bank. The bank was losing its money thanks to the speculators, the
?get rich quick people.?
that if the bank lost enough money they would go out of business
People rushed to the banks to get whatever was left of their money, but it was to late
because the banks were already shut down, for good.
People were left homeless, jobless and poor. In order for them to get back on their
feet they began to look for jobs. Many qualified people were searching for jobs,
unfortunately, only a few were able to get a job to get them stable. The people that did
not have jobs were left poor. There were so many of these people, that in 1929, the Great