Causes of the Great Depression



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Causes of the Great Depression

Directions: There are four major problems associated with the Great Depression. Please write a summary paragraph explaining in detail, what caused each of the following problems (note there are at least 4 causes of each problem.

  1. The Stock Market Crash

  2. Bank Failures

  3. Farm Failures

  4. High Unemployment

Specific Requirements:

  1. You can ONLY use the following sources:

    1. Your textbook (p426 – 427; 464 – 471) – author is Danzer

    2. My Lectures – you need to include the author (Hamilton) and title of the lecture in your citation

    3. “Great Depression Reading” from the class website – author is Davis

    4. “Tensions Reading” from the class website – author is Goff

  2. You MUST cite all your information using MLA citations

  3. Do NOT use quotes, paraphrase the information.

  4. I recommend using the formula below:


Ex: One problem associated with the Great Depression is the Stock Market Crash. The Stock Market Crash was when (citation). One cause of the Stock Market Crash was [explain cause](citation). Another cause of the Crash was….[continue to name and explain causes]. Another problem during the Great Depression were bank failures.[describe problem and explain causes]. A third problem during the Great Depression were farm failures.[describe problem and explain causes]. A final problem associated with the Great Depression is high unemployment. [describe problem and explain causes].
Grading:

Category

Missing

0 points


Below Standards

1 point


Approaching Standards

2 points


Met Standards

3 points


Named and described the problem of the Stock Market Crash. Clearly explained what caused the Stock Market to Crash













Named and described the problem of bank failures. Clearly explained what caused bank failures













Named and described the problem of the farm failures. Clearly explained what caused farms to fail.













Named and described the problem of unemployment. Clearly explained what caused unemployment.













Paragraph is clearly organized with smooth transitions. All information is properly cited using MLA guidelines.














Total Points = _______/15

Due On: __________________


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