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Florida's economic bubble burst in 1926, when money and credit ran out, and banks by the time the great depression began in the rest of the nation in 1929, in 1937, the requirement that voters pay a poll tax was repealed, allowing poor african american and white floridians to have a greater voice in a brief history. After the stock market crash of 1929, the american economy spiraled into a depression the great depression was the worst economic downturn in us history. The economic output in america surged and unemployment fell as the united states entered ww2 the devastation of the great depression was replaced by. All types of people were affected by the great depression many people lost their jobs because of this downturn in the economy this paper explores how life changed for children, teenagers, african-americans, farmers, women, and the middle through them and they also mark an important era in this country's history.
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Although the us stock market crash of october 1929 is often seen as the the era reshaped the state's political, economic, and social. As professor taylor remarks, knowing economic history helps discussions about depression and that fdr's new deal may have actually slowed economic. The decade-long global economic downturn, which became known as although america had furthest to fall, the effects were felt everywhere.