The Great Depression: Season 1, Episode 2

The Road to Rock Bottom (1993)

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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 ... See full summary »

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Smedley Darlington Butler ...
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Herbert Hoover ...
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Douglas MacArthur ...
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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. They 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. Written by Anonymous

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