Global Factors: The Great Depression

Words: 210
Pages: 1

The great depression was a cause of domestic and global factors. The domestic factors that contributed seemed to be overproduction and the massive amounts of debt that resulted from over consumption of people. The great deal of debt can also be linked to the stock market as consumers were buying stocks on margin because stock prices were inflated to portray a higher return rate.This incentivized people to invest large amounts of money into stocks and even buy on margin essentially digging themselves into more debt and owning just stock and no actual money. Other factors include the failure of banks to insure deposits so overnight peoples savings disappeared. The dust bowl and droughts were also a primary domestic cause. The global factor that