Seabiscuit: The Stock Market Crash of 1929
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  • History → American History → Stock Market Crash of 1929

The narrator in the clip explains the impact of the stock market crash on the United States economy: millions of individuals lost their hard-earned savings, and unemployment rose to 25%. As a result, millions of families had to change the way they lived in order to survive. This new way of life was noticeably less comfortable than their old way of life.

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  1. What was the myth about October 29, 1929 that grew over time?
  2. What really happened that day? And the weeks that followed?
  3. What was the last possession of many Americans?
  4. Why did millions of Americans have a new definition of home?

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  • Common Core State Standards
    Compare and contrast a fictional portrayal of a time, place, or character and a historical account o...
  • Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills - Social Studies
    identify the causes of the Great Depression, including the impact of tariffs on world trade, stock m...
  • Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills - Social Studies
    analyze the effects of the Great Depression on the U.S. economy and society such as widespread unemp...
  • Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills - Social Studies
    explain the significance of the following years as turning points: 1898 (Spanish-American War), 1914...
  • Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills - Social Studies
    The student understands the causes and impact of the global economic depression immediately followin...
  • Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills - Social Studies
    summarize the international, political, and economic causes of the global depression

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