What Was The Great Depression?

ISBN-10: 0448484277
ISBN-13: 9780448484273
Author: Pascal, Janet
Illustrated by: Putra, Dede
Interest Level: 3-7
Publisher: Penguin Random House

Publication Date: December 2015

Copyright: 2015

Page Count: 112

Series: What Was...?


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Interest Level

Grades 3-7

Reading Level

Guided Reading: X
Lexile: 790L
Accelerated Reader Level: 5.5
Accelerated Reader Points: 1.0

BISAC Subjects

JUVENILE NONFICTION / History / United States / General

JUVENILE NONFICTION / History / General

Description
On October 29, 1929, life in the United States took a turn for the worst. The stock market - the system that controls money in America - plunged to a record low. But this event was only the beginning of many bad years to come. By the early 1930s, one out of three people was not working. People lost their jobs, their houses, or both and ended up in shantytowns called "Hoovervilles" named for the president at the time of the crash. By 1933, many banks had gone under. Though the U.S. has seen other times of struggle, the Great Depression remains one of the hardest and most widespread tragedies in American history.
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