The Great Recession of 2007-2009 is called the Great Recession for a reason—it was the deepest and longest recession in the US since the Great Depression of the 1930s. The two are not the same but, beyond their names, there are striking similarities between the Great Depression and Great Recession.
Complete both tasks below to receive full points on this discussion assignment:
TASK 1: Write a 600-word post that answers the question, How are the Great Depression and Great Recession similar and/or different?
A. In paragraph one (200-250 words), briefly describe the Great Depression: some of the social and political problems of the Great Depression and at least two causes of the Great Depression.
Also include a thesis statement that clearly identifies two ways the Great Depression and Great Recession are similar and/or different.
Finally, also include one short quotation (with corresponding parenthetical citation) from The American Yawp.
B. In paragraph two (200-250 words), provide additional SPECIFIC details regarding the two causes of the Great Depression mentioned in your introduction.
Also include one short quotation (with corresponding parenthetical citation) from The American Yawp.
C. In paragraph three (200-250 words), provide additional details regarding your thesis—the two ways the Great Depression and Great Recession are similar and/or different.
This paragraph should also provide evidence and a quotation from one of the sources in the “Great Recession Readings.”
Also be sure to include a parenthetical citation from your source that includes the last name(s) of the author(s) of the source you quote.
HERE IS THE TEXTBOOK WE USE! “The American Yawp”