The British economy stopped declining displaced by heavy industry as the largest firms inside the Japanese economy not begin until the end.
Were confirmation needed that the American public is in a sour mood, the midterm elections provided it. As both pre-election and post-election surveys made clear, Americans are not only strongly dissatisfied with the state of the economy and the direction in which the country is headed, but with government efforts to improve them. Nor did average Americans then turn their ire upon their Groton-Harvard-educated president — this despite his failure, over his first term in office, to bring a swift end to their hardship. FDR had his detractors but these tended to be fellow members of the social and economic elite. Broadly representative measures of public opinion during the first years of the Depression are not available — the Gallup organization did not begin its regular polling operations until Moreover, its samples were heavily male, relatively well off and overwhelmingly white.
The Great Depression was a severe worldwide economic depression that took place mostly during the s, beginning in the United States. The timing of the Great Depression varied across the world; in most countries, it started in and lasted until the late s. The Great Depression started in the United States after a major fall in stock prices that began around September 4, , and became worldwide news with the stock market crash of October 29, , known as Black Tuesday. The Great Depression had devastating effects in both rich and poor countries. Unemployment in the U. Cities around the world were hit hard, especially those dependent on heavy industry.