U.S History

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1. The Great Depression (graded)

What were the underlying causes of the depression? Why did the Great Depression of the 1930s seem so much worse than any occurring either before or since?

Welcome to Week 6! Many economists believe that the depression was part of a regular economic cycle and that prosperity would have returned without government intervention. Based on your readings was this a reasonable position? Why or why not?

2. World War II (graded)

What were the underlying causes of World War II? Select one event that you think irrevocably led the world (and the U.S.) to war more than any other event. Argue your selection with details that support your answer.

The war had been underway in Europe for over two years when the US joined on the side of the Allies. The First World War was to have been "the war to end all wars." What went wrong? Why did Europe go to war again?

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The Great Depression and World War II




The Great Depression
The Great Depression of the 1930s was a period where countries and particularly in
the developed countries of the West. Due to the length and the impact of the depression, it is
often referred to as the great depression since is exceeds those before and those after it. There
are many factors that are attributed to this depression. Among the most notable factors is the
non-debt deflation. Notably, the end of the 19th century had been hit by a huge wave of
inflation which occurred due to the industrialization (Ross, 1998). As many economies
attempted to find corrective measures for this inflation, this led to the lowering of prices to
way below the sustainable prices for many products such as the oil industry. The
industrialization had also caused an oversupply of many products due to a large number of
companies that led to a further drop in prices. As a result, many individuals, companies, and
governments alike went through huge losses that were untenable.
A large number of nations had also agreed to return to the traditional gold system...

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