This category lists pages and sites about the Great Depression, the worst economic disaster in American Tuesday. Though America's economic decline began in the mid-1920s, the date most commonly associated with the start of the Depression is Oct. 24, 1929. On that day, the stock market collapsed and some $30 billion vanished into thin air.

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The American Experience: Riding the Rails
[ Kids/Teens/Mature Teens ] At the height of the era, more than 250,000 teenagers were living on the road in America. This site tells the stories of ten of them -- from the reasons they left home to what they experienced. From PBS.
Documenting America
[ Kids/Teens/Mature Teens ] More than 100,000 photographs from the Library of Congress collection show the impact of the Depression on America's people.
The Great Depression
[ Teens/Mature Teens ] Take a virtual journey back in time to see how destitute Americans endured poverty, homelessness and fear of the future.
A New Deal for the Arts
[ Kids/Teens/Mature Teens ] Tells about the federal program employing artists as part of the New Deal. Includes several virtual exhibits of the works created during this era.
War, Prosperity and Depression
[ Kids/Teens/Mature Teens ] Short essay explores the causes and effects of the depression.
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