To what extent were the laissez-faire policies of the U.S. government in the 1920s responsible for the Great Depression of the 1930s?
To what extent did the New Deal alter the role of the government in economics and society?
To what extent did the Great Depression alter American society?
The stock market crash of 1929 signaled the beginning of the Great Depression, the worst financial crisis in U.S. history.
As the Depression grew worse, President Herbert Hoover followed a policy of denying government relief to the unemployed. He was not re-elected in 1932.
President Franklin Delano Roosevelt pushed several legislative programs through Congress in an attempt to end the Depression.
The Depression ended after Americans found employment building war materials for the Second World War.