Depression era hardships had fueled the rise of extremist political movements

Depression era hardships had fueled the rise of

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Depression-era hardships had fueled the rise of extremist political movements in various European countries, most notably that of Adolf Hitler’s Adolf Hitler’s Adolf Hitler’s Adolf Hitler’s Adolf Hitler’s Nazi regime in Germany. German aggression led war to break out in Europe in 1939, and the WPA turned its attention to strengthening the military infrastructure of the United States, even as the country maintained its neutrality. Great Depression Ends and World War II Begins With Roosevelt’s decision to support Britain and France in the struggle against Germany and the other Axis Powers, defense manufacturing geared up, producing more and more private sector jobs. The Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor Pearl Harbor Pearl Harbor Pearl Harbor in December 1941 led to America’s entry into World War II World War II World War II , and the nation’s factories went back in full production mode. This expanding industrial production, as well as widespread conscription conscription conscription conscription conscription beginning in 1942, reduced the unemployment rate to below its pre-Depression level. The Great Depression had ended at last, and the United States turned its attention to the global conflict of World War II. Access hundreds of hours of historical video, commercial free, with HISTORY Vault HISTORY Vault HISTORY Vault . Start your free trial free trial free trial free trial free trial today. PHOTO GALLERIES Soup Kitchens and Breadlines 10 10 IMAGES Great Depression History - HISTORY 4 of 7 4/7/19, 8:07 PM
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GALLERY GALLERY GALLERY Farm Security Administration’s Resettlement Administration Photographs 10 10 IMAGES Great Depression History - HISTORY 5 of 7 4/7/19, 8:07 PM
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Citation Information Article Title Great Depression History Author History.com Editors Website Name HISTORY URL Access Date April 7, 2019 Publisher A&E Television Networks Last Updated GALLERY GALLERY GALLERY Great Depression History - HISTORY 6 of 7 4/7/19, 8:07 PM
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FACT CHECK: We strive for accuracy and fairness. But if you see something that doesn't look right, click here to contact us! VIDEOS RELATED CONTENT March 14, 2019 Original Published Date October 29, 2009 Great Depression History - HISTORY 7 of 7 4/7/19, 8:07 PM
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