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Section 1: The Nation's Sick Economy

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The Wall Street Crash http://www.bbc.co.uk/ schools/ gcsebitesize/ history/ mwh/ usa/ walldepressionrev2.shtml
Overview of the Wall Street crash and the causes of the Great Depression.

Poverty in the 1920s http://lcweb2.loc.gov/ ammem/ coolhtml/ ccpres07.html
Brief account of rural problems, discrimination and other phenomena that contributed to poverty in the U.S. during the 1920s.