This book provides an in-depth look at the stock market crash of 1929 and the beginning of the great depression. This book describes fascinating facts and fun activities your students will love. The American Milestone series are a favorite among teachers nationwide. Each book includes ideas for lesson plans, hands-on activities, biographies, fascinating facts and stories. Your students will be amazed as they study of a decade of high unemployment, poverty, low profits, deflation and lost opportunities. Your students will also learn how the depression caused major political changes, particularly the New Deal and how it relieved much of the economic hardship. The American Milestone series meets national and social studies standards. This 28-page comprehensive book is reproducible and educational.