Stock Market Crash

Watch the above video. Once you have done this click on the above DB link “Stock Market Crash” and create a thread with at least one page answering and explaining the following:

(Short answers)

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  • What were the major differences between the 1920s and the 1930s?
  • How did the end of WWI affect the U.S. economy?
  • Explain the relationship between Liberty Bonds, “Investing Culture”, Margin Buying, and the rapid appreciation of stock values in the 1920s?
  • Why did the major bankers meet at J.P Morgan’s office across the street from the NYSE? What did they subsequently do?
  • How did the “Liquidity Crisis” compound an even greater contraction in GDP after stock prices collapsed?
  • What means did Roosevelt implement to help stabilize stock markets immediately and long-term?
  • What effects did the Great Depression have internationally? Do you see any parallels today?