Some of the problems that people faced during the depression were that because they were unemployed they did not have enough money to pay their bills and debt. Some families were forced to split up so they could find work. To help pay for food some children had to drop out of school and take very low paying jobs.
Hereof, who did the American people blame for the Depression?
Herbert Hoover (1874-1964), America's 31st president, took office in 1929, the year the U.S. economy plummeted into the Great Depression. Although his predecessors' policies undoubtedly contributed to the crisis, which lasted over a decade, Hoover bore much of the blame in the minds of the American people.
Why did people lose their savings during the Great Depression?
As the economic depression deepened in the early 30s, and as farmers had less and less money to spend in town, banks began to fail at alarming rates. During the 20s, there was an average of 70 banks failing each year nationally. After the crash during the first 10 months of 1930, 744 banks failed – 10 times as many.
How much money was lost in the stock market during the Great Depression?
In that single day, investors lost 14 billion dollars and by the end of 1929, 40 billion dollars was lost. This crash put a lot of pressure on banks and caused a great deal of money to be taken out of the economy. At that time, banks lent money to investors to buy stock.