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The Great Depression | Crash Course US History #33

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In which John Green teaches you about the Great Depression. So, everybody knows that the Great Depression started with the stock market crash in 1929, right? Not exactly. The Depression happened after the stock market crash, but wasn't caused by the crash. John will teach you about how the Depression started, what Herbert Hoover tried to do to fix it, and why those efforts failed.

Ford, Carter, and the Economic Malaise | Crash Course US History #42

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In which John Green teaches you about the economic malaise that beset the United States in the 1970s. A sort of perfect storm of events, it combined the continuing decline of America's manufacturing base and the oil shocks of 1973 and 1979 and brought about a stagnant economy, paired with high inflation. Two presidential administrations were scuttled at least in part by these economic woes; both Gerald Ford and Jimmy Carter are considered failed presidents for many reasons, but largely because of an inability to improve the economy.