The Great Depression was a worldwide economic depression that began with the crash of the U.S. stock market on October 29, 1929. In the United States, the depression was compounded by the onset of the Dust Bowl in the 1930s, which displaced hundreds of thousands from their farms. Governments around the world instituted reforms and relief measures, which in the United States were known as the New Deal. Economic recovery began in the early 1930s, and the depression ended with World War II.
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