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Causes of the Great Depression
Please complete the following chart…
Causes of the Great
Depression
Maldistribution of
income and
purchasing power
Overexpansion of
agricultural
production
Overproduction of
industry
Automation –
assembly lines
Unregulated
banking practices
American tariff
policy
Impact of European
and world economy
Monopolistic
pricing
Philosophy and
policies of the
Hoover
administration
Overexpansion of
credit
Stock Market
speculation and
crash
Definition of how
caused depression
Picture
Representing
Depression
Could some
specific
intervention have
been used that
might have slowed,
halted, or reversed
the depression
Rank the following
great depression
factors from 1 to
11. (1 represents
the strongest factor
to 11 being the
weaker factor)