The Great Depression (1930s)

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BRITISH CULTURE STUDIES.

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The Great Depression (1930s)
1 ECONOMY
1.1 (1929), the Wall Street Crash plunged the USA into economic depression.
1.2 Americans were alarmed, so they called in their loans to other countries and put up customs barriers to stop imports of foreign goods.
1.3 (1930s) for most people with a job, living standards rose significantly.
1.4 Prices continued to fall during the 1930s.
2 EMPLOYMENT
2.1 Employment profits plunged.
2.2 Lots of people were unemployed and many more had only part-time jobs.
2.3 Many families depended entirely on payments from local government: the dole.
2.4 (1928 and 1930) Pensions and unemployment benefit were made more generous in.
3 INDUSTRY
3.1 Britain's world trade and industry fell
3.2 New industries such as car and aircraft making and electronics prospered in the Midlands and the South of England where unemployment was relatively low.
3.3 The situations were only really solved by the Second World War, which started industry booming again.
4 POLITICS
4.1 Politically the Conservative Party dominated the era.
4.2 The people of Jarrow organised a march to London - a crusade to seek help from the government, but they were told to go home and work out their own salvation'.
5 EMIGRATION
5.1 3 million Britons emigrated in search of a better life abroad.
5.2 (1939) Many children from cities were evacuated to the countryside to be safe from bombing.
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