The Stock Market Crash The Jazz Age literally ended with a crash. On October 24, 1929, investors suddenly began selling their shares of stock. Since no one was buying, prices immediately plummeted. October 29 saw another round of frantic selling—sixteen ...
Hoover’s Response to the Depression President Hoover stated publicly that “the Government should not support the people.” Himself a self-made man, Hoover believed in rugged individualism— people rescuing themselves by their own efforts. For ...
Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt FDR, as Roosevelt was often called, was a distant cousin of former president Theodore Roosevelt. FDR grew up in a wealthy New York family and married his cousin Eleanor Roosevelt (the former President Roosevelt’s niece), who ...