The Stock Market Crash of 1929

On October 29, 1929—known as Black Tuesday, the day of the Stock Market Crash—the nation was pulled into the most frightening economic tailspin in its history. The Great Depression lasted for more than ten years, gave rise to some innovative social programs, and finally ended as the nation prepared for World War II.

free resource button small  The Stock Market Crash of 1929Two years after the Stock Market Crash, in October 1931, President Herbert Hoover spoke about the crisis in this radio address to the nation, taken from Defining Moments: The Great Depression and the New Deal.

Additional information about the events leading up to and following the Stock Market Crash, plus biographies of the key players and related primary source documents, can be found in Defining Moments: The Great Depression and the New Deal.