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Causes of Depression

These terms are about the causes of the Great Depression

QuestionAnswer
Uneven distribution of wealth Wealthiest 5% had 1/3 of all income. Bottom 40 % had 1/10 of all income.
Unbalanced foreign trade U.S. goods not wanted or too expensive globally by other countries.
Easy credit Consumers agreed to buy now and pay later.
Unregulated Business practices Price supports, buying on margin, over production of goods.
War Debt France, Great Britain, and Germany owed billions and had trouble or could not pay.
Hawley-Smoot Tariff U.S. products guarded with this protective tariff effectively cutting off all flow of goods into U.S.
Crisis with farmers High debt combined with producing more than they could sell.
High unemployment Got as high as 1 out of 3 and 13 million people.
Bank Failures Got as high as 1 out of 4 or 6000 total.
Created by: mrarmy