Monday, 22 April 2019

The Great Depression 2 – The Road to Rock Bottom

As the Great Depression progressed economic collapse took its toll on rural America.Crops went unsold, farm mortgages were called in by banks, hungry farmers protested, and robberies increased dramatically. The U.S. Army was called in to defend the nation's capital from veterans who were demanding that President Hoover and Congress pay a bonus for their services in World War I. The film ends with Franklin Roosevelt's landslide election to the presidency.